14/08/2014 16:57 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Paul Hollywood's Wife Alexandra Reveals Their Reconciliation As She Launches Her Own TV Career


Paul Hollywood's wife Alexandra has spoken for the first time about how they are mending their marriage after the Great British Bake Off judge cheated on her.

Making her debut as a chef on ITV's Daybreak, mum-of-one Alexandra showed off her skills to Lorraine Kelly – with Paul by her side.

She said: "Things are good actually. I had a wonderful Christmas, a wonderful family Christmas, we really enjoyed it.

"It has been a tough year, it's really hard when you have your life splashed all over the papers but you've got to get on with it haven't you?

"You've got to get on with it and make the best of what it is and you know, hey I'm sitting here! I'm really excited about being here today, really really excited I've got loads of things in the pipeline... so it's not all bad."

Paul stood proudly in the wings as Alexandra made Sinless Southern Chicken and then joined her in front of the camera to have a taste.

Paul and Alexandra – who have an 11-year-old son, Joshua - have been trying to mend their marriage after splitting when the TV cook had a fling with chef Marcela Valladolid in the US.

Alexandra told Lorraine: "He's hugely supportive in fact he's here today, he's here to come and hold my hand because it's my first live TV appearance so yes it's going well, I'm really excited about the whole thing, like I said I've got a book on the boil at the moment..."