Paul Hollywood: "The Great British Bake Off is a great laxative"

Published Tuesday, Nov 17 2015, 18:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Paul Hollywood has described The Great British Bake Off as a "great laxative".

The sixth series of the BBC One baking show with Paul and Mary Berry recently wrapped up, but no one felt the pressure as much as the bakers in the tent.

Great British Bake Off contestants 2015

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"It's a great laxative," Paul said at the BBC Good Food Show. "Honestly, you can go in quite self-assured, not cocky, just self-assured, confident, but as soon as you walk in it just leaves your body."

We could sense the nerves just by watching it on our TV screens, and Paul said the bakers would more or less "freeze" in panic once given their challenge.

Well, can you blame them? The whole process can be pretty nerve-racking!

Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood
The Great British Bake Off 2015

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Paul continued: "As soon as you see Mary and myself coming in and Mel and Sue standing there saying, 'Welcome to the Bake Off tent, your first challenge is a signature challenge, we're asking you to make a pork pie in an hour and a half, we're asking you to bake', and then they just freeze."

Speaking about this year's winner, Nadiya Hussain, Paul said the baking champ has been ringing him up for advice before making public appearances.

"I spoke to her a couple of days ago," he revealed. "If she's got something going on she'll phone me up, 'Paul I'm doing this, do you think I should do this? I said, 'Nadiya just do what you want, you'll be absolutely fine'.

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