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Paul Hollywood Biography

Birth Name:
Paul John Hollywood
Birth Place:
Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Fast Facts

  • Originally trained as a sculptor
  • Started working in his father's bakery when he was 18
  • Trained to become a driving instructor but never finished
  • Spent time traveling around the world to learn new baking techniques including staying with Bedouins in a desert
  • Became a columnist for The Telegraph newspaper in September 2013
  • Embarked on a live baking tour in 2014 called Get Your Bake On! Works closely with the Pilgrim Hospices' Piece of Cake campaign that aims to raise money for specialist care through bake sales


  • 2018National Television Awards-TV Judge: nominated
  • 2018National Television Awards-TV Judge: nominated


  • Summer Monteys-Fullam -- Ex-significant Other
  • Melissa Spalding -- Significant Other
  • Josh Hollywood -- Son
  • Alexandra Hollywood -- Wife