Paul Hollywood, a great judge at the British Bake Off, said he “thinks very carefully” about attending the show if he is offered a job today because of some of the consequences of his fame. ..
The 56-year-old famous chef has been a judge for the Amateur Baking Competition Show since its launch in 2010.
Hollywood said while talking to Mark Forest on Skala Radio, it would be “very modest” about signing up for the show after experiencing the influence of popularity.
Asked how enthusiastic about signing up for the show, knowing what he knows now, Hollywood said: Obviously, I love the program, I love it.
“This is one of the best jobs I’ve ever done. A program that reaches 2.5 to 3 million people per program doesn’t necessarily mean that your personal life will be swept away by tabloids. There is a big backlash. “
He added: “I think it’s a drawback. You’re seen under a microscope. It’s unjustly. I’m neither a politician nor a judge. I judge it sponge, it happened to be a pretty big program. ..
“I think it’s really difficult because I’m a pretty personal person anyway. So I would have done it, I would be very, very careful, I would be very modest.”
Hollywood went on to reveal that he wasn’t particularly fond of getting into the public eye and became more self-conscious after finding fame.
“Going to a busy city tends to be very tense, and I think that’s what it is now,” he said.
“I didn’t do that before, but now I’m very isolated, looking at my glasses, wearing beanies, and bowing my head.
“I tend to stick to myself lately. That’s a drawback and I think it changed me from that perspective.”
However, Hollywood admitted that he attended the show, especially after the British Bake Off moved to Channel 4, by allowing him to develop thicker skin.
The show was originally aired on BBC Two and remained on four series of channels.
After gaining popularity, it was moved to BBC One for the next three series.
In 2017, the program moved to Channel 4, and Hollywood joined the show despite the departure of former judge Mary Berry.
Chef and restaurateur Prue Leith took the place of Berry in a jury alongside Hollywood.
Hollywood told Forest about the experience. “I’m growing up to pretty thick skin right now, so I peeled it off and said” anything is fine, “but that affected me. Perhaps it hurt me to some extent. “