Paul Hollywood had some choice words for Mary Berry after she quit GBBO 4 years ago

Paul Hollywood had some choice words for Mary Berry after she quit GBBO

Ah, Paul.

When it was first announced that Mary Berry, Sue Perkins, and Mel Giedroyc weren't going to be returning to Bake Off once the show made the leap to Channel 4, people were worried.

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They worried that the show wouldn't be the same.

They worried that the spark original Bake Off had would be lost.

They worried that Noel Fielding would be too strange to present a programme about baking.

Thankfully, all of these worries were not warranted because this year's Bake Off was as lovely and entertaining and delicious and dramatic as always.

One thing, however, that did remain the same about GBBO was Paul Hollywood.

The only judge or presenter to make the switch, Hollywood again graced our tellies this year with his steely blue stare and abundance of handshakes.

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As it turns out though, Paul wasn't all that impressed when Mary Berry and the others quit the show.

And he's still not that impressed now.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine, the pastry judge claimed that Berry, Perkins, and Giedroyc "abandoned" the programme.

He said:

“I stayed with Bake Off. The girls abandoned it. But I was the one put under siege.

“I became the most hated man in the country! It’s not fun for someone that doesn’t like being in the limelight."

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Paul also went on to say that he just wanted to be a chef and that he never asked for the fame that came with Bake Off.

“I didn’t set out to be on the telly, I set out to be a good baker. And I didn’t want this.”

He also stated that if he got a cheque, he'd never be seen again.

When asked how big the cheque would have to be, Paul said: "Not much, to be honest."

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Oh.

Hollywood recently announced his separation from wife, Alex.

Yesterday, the pair stated that they were splitting after 19 years of marriage.

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They said:

"It is with sadness that we have decided to separate.

"Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time."

The couple previously split up for a time in 2013 after Paul had an affair.