With his twinkly, blue-eyed charm, Paul Hol­ly­wood be­came a sex sym­bol when he rose to fame on Bake Off.

Hap­pily mar­ried to wife Alex since 1998, the baker’s fam­ily man im­age took a bat­ter­ing when, in 2013, he ad­mit­ted an af­fair with Marcela Val­ladolid, his co-host on the US ver­sion of Bake Off.

Alex and he briefly sep­a­rated but then re­united, with Paul call­ing the af­fair ‘the big­gest mis­take of my life’. But sadly, in Novem­ber 2017, the cou­ple parted for good.

How­ever, Paul’s love life hasn’t gone stale – the 52-year-old is now with Sum­mer Monteys-Ful­lam, 23, who he met when she worked in his lo­cal pub as he was or­gan­is­ing a birth­day party for Alex. Alex is said to dis­pute Paul’s claim that he only started dat­ing Sum­mer after the mar­riage break­down, and re­port­edly plans to name her in court as they bat­tle over his £10 mil­lion for­tune.

Ac­cord­ing to a friend, Alex is said to be ‘fed up with his lies’. And she’s not the only woman who has had enough of Paul. For­mer Bake

Off fi­nal­ist Ruby Tan­doh branded him a ‘pea­cock­ing man-child’, and his pop­u­lar­ity dropped when he stuck with GBBO after its move to Chan­nel 4, say­ing ‘all the guns were pointed at me’. Well with his di­vorce loom­ing, he’d bet­ter get used to life in the fir­ing line!

Paul and Alex split up last year

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