Paul found The X Factor boss charming
Paul Hollywood has 5 million devoted viewers swooning as they watch The Great British Bake Off and is dubbed ‘the stud muffin silver fox’.
But the master baker, who’s been married for 14 years and is dad to 10-year-old son Joshua, is flummoxed by his pin-up status.
‘Why have I become a sexy symbol? I really don’t know. Your guess is as good as mine,’ he says.
The X Factor mogul approached Paul, 49, at party recently and told him: ‘I like you. You’re just like me.’
‘I said to him, Simon, no I’m not. I’m judging cakes, not people,’ Paul tells the Daily Mail.
‘He wanted to chat about ideas he had for me. He said he liked the show.
‘Honestly, to get recognition from someone like him was amazing for me. And what a fascinating man, a really nice fella.
‘I thought he would be a bit stand-offish and big-headed, but instead he was such a genuine person.’
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