Monday, January 30th, 2023

Paul Hollywood on dream drives alongside the Amalfi Coast and his love of MG Midgets

Nice British Bake Off decide and baking extraordinaire Paul Hollywood joins hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty to debate all issues vehicles and the way he felt in regards to the new Bake Off line-up after they moved to Channel 4. 

Hollywood, who has been one of many predominant judges on Bake Off for the reason that present started in 2010, remembers his preliminary response to Noel Fielding changing into a lead presenter and discusses what he thinks of Prue Leith’s books within the third instalment of sequence 4.  

Elsewhere on the podcast, the 56-year-old reveals his love for all issues motor-related and the way he has competed on monitor in Aston Martins. He additionally talks about his assortment of lavish vehicles and his driving expertise travelling alongside Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast.

Paul Hollywood on receiving his first automotive and racing vehicles

“I used to be 17, and it was August twenty third 1983 once I handed my driving take a look at,” Hollywood defined. “I bear in mind my dad saying he’d assist me get my first automotive, on the understanding that I assumed he’d purchase me one. 

“What he truly did was he organised a mortgage for it, so I ended up getting a 1.3 Ford Escort in nordic blue, one of many newer ones on the time. It didn’t even have headrests! This automotive had blue plastic seats, but it surely was nice to have a automotive although to drive round in. 

“I used to be working for my dad as a baker, and he gave me an organization bank card as a result of I used to go throughout the hyperlink and see him from Wirral.” Hollywood goes on to explain how he wasn’t pleased with the automotive and bought it modified to appear like an XR3 to his dad’s shock – he thought he had turned up in a brand new automotive for work. 

Photographs courtesy of Haarala Hamilton

“After that, I bought into MG Midgets, I had a yellow one after which a white one, my mate had one too, they have been those with the plastic bumpers. I bear in mind going as much as a set of lights and our bumpers used to hit, they have been like bumper vehicles so we used to hit every fairly exhausting with them. 

“I bear in mind I floored it as soon as and pushed him throughout the junction and we wrecked a great deal of the brackets that maintain on the bumpers as a result of I hit him so exhausting he practically got here off! I bear in mind a copper coming the opposite means, pulled him over as a result of he’d seen that he’d crossed the road. He had his foot on the brake as exhausting as he might, but it surely didn’t cease him from shifting.” 

Take pleasure in a lot extra Fuelling Round

There are 5 extra episodes to return from sequence 4 as extra petrolhead stars put together to leap in Dave and Jason’s passenger seat.

However when you can’t wait till subsequent week for a brand new episode, worry not – you’ll be able to take heed to the entire backlog of Fuelling Round, together with the perfect bits, to whet your urge for food. You too can hear and subscribe to the favored automotive providing on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

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