Great British Bake Off’s resident Mr Nasty Paul Hollywood is considering making a change to become a little nicer in the tent.
The Channel 4 judge has become known for his savage remarks during the competition, but in a new interview he admitted while he doesn’t regret what he says, he might have to change how he says it.
Speaking to Radio 5 Live, Paul said: ‘Maybe my choice of words has been wrong in the past but my overall judgment I still stand by. Maybe I need to soften the way I say it.’
‘My job is to judge,’ he added.
‘You can’t sit there on every single bake and say ”it’s really good” or ”it’s really nice”.’
Paul is the longest-serving member of the tent, and doesn’t pull punches with the contestants if he’s unimpressed with their efforts.
‘If I’m going to be brutally honest with you…’ has become a semi-catchphrase of the star, and a warning to those in his path.
The new series of the much-loved wholesome show was meant to start shooting this week, but has been forced to postpone due to the coronavirus crisis.
A Love Productions spokesperson told Deadline: ‘We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of Public Health England and we will delay filming onBake Off until it is safe to proceed.’
Earlier this year, Sandi Toksvig announced that she would be leaving the Bake Off as host after three years in the tent alongside judges Paul and Prue Leith, and co-host Noel Fielding.
It’s since been announced that Matt Lucas will be stepping in as her replacement.
In another interview this week, Paul admitted he was upset at Sandy’s departure, and said: ‘I’m very fond of Sandi. She was never too busy to sit down, have a chat and put the world to rights.’
‘We shared a couple of drinks and had some good times together. I’m going to miss her,’ he added to Radio Times.
The Great British Bake Off is available on Netflix and Channel 4 On Demand.
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