Paul Hollywood wants Coronation Street cameo
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 August 2017
Paul Hollywood wants to join the cast of 'Coronation Street' after he paid a visit to the set over the weekend
Paul Hollywood wants a cameo appearance in 'Coronation Street'.
The 'Great British Bake Off' judge recently paid a visit to the ITV studios in Manchester, where the famous long-running soap is filmed, and has admitted he'd love nothing more than to bag a role in the programme and has even come up with the perfect part.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "I've always wanted to go see it. My mum's a massive fan. I managed to get on set and have a quick pint in the Rovers Return. It was amazing. I could go and work in the bun shop. I did go in there to have a look round and judge a couple of their bakes. You know the little sponges that look like sandwiches and stuff? It was so great. If they want me for a cameo, I'm in, definitely."
But it's highly unlikely that bosses will approach the 51-year-old baker any time soon as he's very busy shooting the forthcoming series of the 'Great British Bake Off'.
The silver fox came under fire last year when it was announced that he had decided to move across with the show when Channel 4 snatched the rights from the BBC.
He said recently: "It has been hard because I was called a traitor over my decision to leave the BBC to go to Channel 4. There was an uproar when Love Productions turned down the BBC's offer to continue with it and sold the format to Channel 4.
"But I've just had a motoring series ['My Big Continental Trip'] on the BBC, so what is it that I'm actually a traitor to as I'm still with the channel!"
Many fans thought Paul should have followed in Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc's footsteps by turning their backs on the show when it was pinched from the BBC, but he's adamant he stuck with Channel 4 because he didn't want to lose his job.
He added: "The other three left for whatever reason but I didn't want to lose my job. The show found me and I didn't want to turn my back on them."
Paul will be back on screens later this year alongside his new co-star Prue Leith - who has replaced Mary - and new hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.