GREAT British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood has ditched cakes and bread — after his girlfriend inspired him to try a caveman diet. Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23, has spent three months following the paleo regime — which mimics prehistoric nature-based eating habits. Paul, 53 — a judge on the Channel 4 show alongside Prue Leith — is prepared to scrap his favourite dough-based treats to get trim too. A pal said: “Summer started paleo as a New Year’s resolution and has stuck to it rigidly. “Once she started seeing results, Paul took notice and decided to try to clean up his diet. “He can’t be as militant about it, given his job. But he’s started eating more whole foods — lean meats and veg in particular. “He has also cut back on all refined sugar. That means no cake or bread — ironic for one of the country’s best-known bakers. “They go away quite regularly and will be beach-body ready for the … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off presenter Paul Hollywood gives up favourite treats on ‘caveman’ diet
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GREAT British Menu has been entertaining the nation with top class cookery from some of the most talented chefs in the nation. And now it's back for a new series set to reveal even more culinary feasts for the judges. Here's all you should know about the music-themed series... When does the Great British Menu 2019 start? The Great British Menu airs on Wednesday, March 20 on BBC Two. This is the 14th series of the show and it will once again air in half-hour episodes. This theme is Britain's role as a world player in the music industry, which the show marking the 50th anniversary of when The Beatles last played live together. The new format will see 24 chefs compete to serve up dishes at the final banquet at the iconic Abbey Road Studios. Who are the Great British Menu judges? The judges of the series are Irish restauranteur Oliver Peyton, restauranteur Andi Oliver and food critic Matthew Fort. Andi Oliver replaced Prue Leith as a judge on the series after she joined the revamped … [Read more...] about When does the Great British Menu 2019 start, where can I access the recipes and who are the judges?
Bakers in the South East are being urged to grab their mixing bowls and whip up some cash, as ‘The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off’ returns this March. The pie is the limit as chefs, cooks and cake-lovers across the region are being asked to mark the return of the show by creating their very own signature bakes to raise cash for Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.Fans can take inspiration from a host of celebrities including comedian Russell Brand, University Challenge’s Jeremy Paxman and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams. They can join the stars putting their baking skills to the test by hosting their own baking fundraiser. A free pack is available full of ideas on how to raise vital dough for life-saving research.To help them get started, budding bakers can kit out their kitchens with a new range of eye-catching Star Baker themed merchandise available online and from Cancer Research UK shops across the South East.The … [Read more...] about Get baking for Stand Up To Cancer with the Great British Bake Off
LISA Armstrong has offered her support to Great British Bake Off champ Candice Brown after she was targeted by nasty trolls following her appearance on the show's New Year's Day special. The baking star, 34, had appeared on The Great Festive Bake Off alongside 2017 finalist Steven Carter-Bailey, 2015's runner-up Tamal Ray, 32, and 2014 contestant Kate Henry, 41. Following the show, she found herself subjected to a slew of criticism, including threats of violence, on Twitter after her lipstick cake failed to wow the judges. In response to one rather foul comment, Candice, who revealed she struggles with "low self-esteem", retweeted the post and wrote: "Round of applause for this young man...... most original insult EVER". Showing her support, Lisa, who has endured a difficult year with the breakdown of her marriage to Ant McPartlin, tweeted the TV star an empowering message in the wake of the aggressive criticism. The Strictly make-up artist, 42, encouragingly wrote: "Ignore the idiots … [Read more...] about Ant McPartlin’s ex Lisa Armstrong offers support to Bake Off’s Candice Brown after she’s targeted by trolls
Remember Andrew Smyth from the Great British Bake Off? He made it to the final alongside fellow contestants Jane and Candice back in 2016 before eventually losing out to the latter. But by no means has not winning the competition held him back - in fact, the 27-year-old coming back to Bake Off for the show's Christmas Day special tomorrow. Here's everything you need to know about the returning favourite. What has Andrew Smyth done since Bake Off? For starters, he now counts Prince William as a customer. Last year, he spent ten hours making a cake for the future king. Opening up to the Belfast Telegraph, he said after sampling a slice. the royal commented that he'd "have to have a word with Mary Berry" as to why he didn't win. Andrew now describes himself as a presenter as well as a baker, having hosted shows for the likes of the BBC, ITV and Channel 5. He also fronts his own baking series online entitled Bakineering. This year, he toured the UK with his live baking & … [Read more...] about Who is Bake Off’s Andrew Smyth? The 2016 finalist is back for the show’s Christmas special