03/09/2015 03:24 BST | Updated 03/09/2015 03:59 BST

‘Great British Bake Off' Star Paul Hollywood Set To Front New BBC Car Show

Paul Hollywood is to swap cakes for cars after being lined up by the BBC to present a new motoring show.


The ‘Great British Bake Off’ star is set to get his Jeremy Clarkson on by fronting a special about Aston Martins.

The ‘Bake Off’ judge is a bit of an expert on the classic cars, as he owns his own £100K model.

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Paul Hollywood

Paul landed the new presenting role following the success of ‘Racing Legends’ in January, which saw him interviewing his hero, motorsport icon John Surtees.

It is thought the new show will lead to Paul fronting more car shows for the Beeb.

A source told The Sun: “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.

“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.

“If all goes to plan he’ll be one of the most regular faces on the BBC.”

Last week Paul denied claims by ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts Mel and Sue that they had crashed his beloved Aston Martin into a ditch.

The mischievous pair claimed Paul had ‘the most spectacular sense of humour failure’ over the prank, but he later said they’d been telling ‘porky pies’.

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The 'Great British Bake Off' gang

He tweeted Sue asking: “Morning Sis @sueperkins when did you put my car in a ditch???”

When a fan then asked if it was true, he replied: “Mel and sue ditching my car is a porky pie!!”

He later clarified: “They managed to move the car 50 yards 3 years ago at 5 mph !! How it ended up as a car in a ditch is a mystery!”

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