Paul recently split from his wife

It sounds like The Great British Bake Off stars all get on extremely well.

Sue Perkins – who presents the hit series with comedy partner Mel Giedroyc – might be openly gay but admits to being attracted to stern judge Paul Hollywood.

I remember when I first saw him, chaffing dough with his permatan,’ quips Sue, 43.

Paulie and I are deeply sexually attracted to one another you know, but we have to express it through violence.’

Paul, 47 – who recently split from his wife – often playfully practises martial arts moves on Sue off-camera.

The show returns this mornth for its fourth series and Mel, 45, says she loves spending time with Sue, Paul and second judge Mary Berry, 78.

They even enjoy watching Mad Men together whilst the contestants create their baked goods.

Mel tells The Observer: We bicker and we tease and we laugh at ridiculous gags and make up stupid games.’

The Great British Bake Off is on BBC Two.

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