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Russell Brand gets ‘virtual’ handshake from Paul Hollywood

The comedian has taken to baking.

Russell Brand (PA)
Russell Brand (PA)

Russell Brand has talked Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood into giving him a “virtual handshake” for his cakes.

The comedian was recently among the contestants on the celebrity Stand Up To Cancer episodes of the Channel 4 show and won star baker after creating a birthing scene out of biscuits.

But he did not stop there, and on Wednesday tweeted Hollywood with some pictures of his latest bakes in a bid to secure one of the judge’s coveted handshakes, which are reserved for only the very best creations.

“Hollywood! I’ve been non stop mate – have a look at some of these beauties!!!” said Brand.

“You should be shaking my hand till our wrists snap!!”

The judge replied: “I’m impressed R, virtual handshake.”

A thrilled Brand replied: “Whilst still a baking novice I have received the top accolade available.

“I am the M’bappe of baking. Alexander The Cake.”

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