Paul Hollywood: Michelin star chefs are scared of me

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood

'The Great British Bake Off' judge, Paul Hollywood has revealed that Michelin starred-chefs feel too nervous to cook in front of him.

Paul Hollywood has revealed Michelin-starred chefs are too afraid cook in front of him.

'The Great British Bake Off' judge, who is known as the tough guy of baking, admits his culinary fellows were "shaking" as they were whipping up some calorific treats on his show 'Paul Hollywood Pies and Puds.'

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he joked: "I've worked with Tom Kerridge and Michelin-starred chefs who came on my programme and they were shaking. Shaking making the stuff in front of me.

"I said, 'What are you nervous about?' They said, 'Because it's you!' I said, 'You're a Michelin-starred chef, man. Get your head together!"

However, Paul's 'GBBO' co-star and award-winning cookbook writer, Mary Berry, 79, insists she doesn't feel nervous around the 47-year-old chef and even falls asleep watching his show.

When asked how she fits in her afternoon nap, the queen of baking shared: "I just hear [Paul] in the background. It puts me to sleep."

The fifth series of the hugely popular baking competition returns to TV screens tonight (06.08.14) and Mary hinted that fans of the programme can expect some "completely wow" show stoppers.

'The Great British Bake Off' will air on BBC One at 8pm.


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