Paul Hollywood bio: age, real name, net worth, affair

Paul Hollywood bio: age, real name, net worth, affair

Paul Hollywood is a celebrity chef popularly known as a judge of The Great British Bake Off. Apart from appearing on the show since its inception, he has been in several programs like The American Baking Competition, The Great Holiday Baking Show, and The Great Sport Relief Bake Off. His prowess in baking and experience as a judge has differentiated him from the rest in the industry.

Paul Hollywood real name
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Over the years, the chef has authored several books. Some of them include The Weekend Baker, How to Bake, Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds, and 100 Great Breads. The latter has seen him receive 'The Gourmand World Cookbook Award'. Here are details on Paul Hollywood real name and a summary of his bio.

Profile summary

  • Name: Paul John Hollywood
  • Date of birth: March 1, 1966
  • Age: 53 years
  • Place of birth: Wallasey, Cheshire, England
  • Zodiac sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: British
  • Ethnicity: White-caucasian
  • Weight: 70 kgs (154 lbs)
  • Body measurements: 42-36-35 inches
  • Spouse: Alexandra Hollywood (m.1998-2019)
  • Children: 1
  • Height: 5 feet 7.5 inches (1.71 m)
  • Occupation: Celebrity chef, baker, writer, TV personality

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Early life

How old is Paul Hollywood? The chef was born in 1966 in Wallasey, England, to John F. and Gillian M. Harman. His father was also a baker and a bakery shop owner. He went to The Mosslands School and later the Wallasey School of Art to study sculpture.

However, before he could complete his studies, he dropped out and began working at his father’s bakery in York. Paul Hollywood young self had a fiery passion for baking. He went on to become the head baker at several hotels. Some of them include The Dorchester, Cliveden Hotel, and Chester Grosvenor and Spa. He also worked in Cyprus, where he met his now ex-wife, Alexandra.

Television career

Hollywood is a familiar name in the culinary industry. He has made appearances on several TV shows.

Paul Hollywood age
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He was also a judge on The American Baking Competition in 2013 and The Great American Baking Show. He has also been the guest speaker at several food festivals.

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In May 2017, he starred in a documentary series, ‘Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip’.

Paul Hollywood wife

Paul and Alexandra got married in 1998 and had a son in October 2001. Their marriage almost ended in 2013 after Alex discovered that he was having an affair with his co-star Marcella Valladolid.

Again, rumours that the celebrity baker was having an affair with another woman started to spread. Paul Hollywood affair with Summer Monteys-Fulham gained public attention in 2017, the same period that he and Alex had announced their split. Alex claimed that Paul was having the affair even before their separation. Paul and Summer ended their relationship in 2019 after Summer refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement that the chef handed her.

Who is Paul Hollywood girlfriend? The celebrity chef is dating Melissa Spalding. The two were spotted together during Christmas.

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Paul Hollywood net worth
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Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

Mary Berry was a judge on The Great British Bake Off alongside Hollywood for seven seasons. In 2016, Mary quit working on the show while he decided to stay. There was a lot of controversy surrounding Mary’s departure.

In a story by, it is reported that the two have maintained a good relationship even after parting ways.

Mary is a judge on Britain’s Best Home Cook and is behind the TV series, Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking.

Paul Hollywood net worth

The chef is also an entrepreneur and author. According to, his net worth is estimated at $15 million.

Paul Hollywood stands out as the judge on The Great British Bake Off. He has truly made a name for himself as one of the most celebrated celebrity bakers of all time.

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