Paul Hollywood rules out Strictly

Paul Hollywood has quashed rumours that he’s signed up for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Great British Bake Off judge Paul tells TV Times that he won’t be tripping the light fantastic on the BBC1 dance extravaganza because of work commitments.

“I can’t. I’m just too busy,” says Paul, 46, who recently returned from the US, where he’s been filming the American version of Bake Off for channel CBS.

But he added: “Would I like to do Strictly one day? Yes!”

The Great British Bake Off host confirmed his solo baking show Bread was toast. He told The Sun: “I love doing the Bake Off, but I’m working on some top-secret shows. There won’t be another series of Bread. I’m doing a show on puddings and pies.

“It’s a more blokey show. I love the idea of puddings and pies – they’re more of a comfort thing, a winter food. I love eating things like that, as you can probably tell!”

The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off is due to hit our screens next month. 

For the full interview with Paul and his co-judge Mary Berry, buy the new TV Times out today.