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Paul Hollywood ‘set for motoring show’

Paul Hollywood is to host a TV show about Aston Martins, according to reports

The TV baker is currently gracing the small screen in The Great British Bake Off, in which he judges amateur bakers' creations alongside Mary Berry.

But Paul has another passion away from the kitchen, and at the beginning of this year he presented Racing Legends on BBC2. He's now reportedly set to embrace cars once more as TV bosses are planning a one-off special about his favourite models, Aston Martins.

“Paul is now one of the BBC’s most bankable stars, so they’d be mad not to make the most of his huge popularity," a source told British newspaper The Sun

“He has always been really keen to make motoring shows. He enjoyed making the Racing Legends programme, so he was open to new projects.

“Producers approached him about the Aston Martin special, which is very close to his heart, and after that’s in the can he will start coming up with more ideas for shows."

The silver fox already has an Aston Martin of his own, worth a staggering £100,000. If this show is a success, the insider reveals Paul could become one of the most regular faces on the BBC.

The 49-year-old has often spoken about his love of motor vehicles, sharing his love of speed and racing.

But for now he'll continue sharing his expertise on The Great British Bake Off. Last night's show saw Lithuanian baker Ugne Bubnaityte sent home after a disastrous dairy-free ice cream roll. Paul is known for his blunt opinions on the show, and didn't disappoint last night.

"It looks like you've dropped it from ten feet," he told Ugne of her melting showstopper.

Nadiya Jamir Hussain won Star Baker after fellow contestant Ian Cumming scored it three weeks in a row.

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