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Paul Hollywood recalls 'awkward' nudist camp visit for new TV show

Paul cooked up a curried sausage while visiting the retreat in Germany.

Paul Hollywood didn't know where to look when cooking at a nudist camp as part of his new TV show.

The TV chef fronts upcoming programme Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Drive, which airs on BBC Two on Sunday (28May17) and follows him driving around and serving up various dishes across Europe.

In one episode, Paul visits a nudist retreat in Germany and it proved to be a cringeworthy experience for the bread expert.

"It was really awkward. Imagine you're all the nudists, I sat down..." he recalled on talk show This Morning on Friday (26May17).

When host Ruth Langsford quizzed the silver fox on whether he stripped off too, Paul quipped: "I was fully clothed and the soundman was holding the boom because we couldn't put mics on them, obviously, because they're totally naked.

"I walk in and they're all butt naked so I was like, 'Eye contact, eye contact!'"

He did find the whole scenario "very funny" too though and he was intrigued to learn how the community started out in the country. And it didn't stop Paul, 51, from cooking up a delicious dish for visitors to tuck into, as he smirked: "Funny enough I make a curried sausage in the nudist camp."

This programme comes ahead of the star appearing on Channel 4's new version of The Great British Bake Off, in which he'll judge opposite cooking legend Prue Leith and will be joined by co-hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

Recently speaking to The Sun, Paul, who had been on the original BBC version since it started in 2010, spoke of how the programme has changed his appearance, joking: "I'll never go down to the botox route. No chance. I'll grow old disgracefully. My hair is white. I'm like Father Christmas.

"I'm getting fatter, I'm getting whiter. I'm just turning into Father Christmas. I reckon in five years it will be perfect."

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