Paul Hollywood issues warning to trolls targeting Bake Off stars

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

English celebrity chef and television presenter, Paul John Hollywood has condemned some disgusting behaviours targeted at baking stars. He warned against these trolls saying that “This can really, really hurt people.”

Recall that last year, Great Britain finalist, Laura Adlington, suffered the same fate from trolls.

As the new series is about to kick off, the 55years old presenter, Paul has warned against the trolls, while stating that the bakers are new and might not cope with the trolls unlike him who’s already used to the situation.

He said: “It is difficult. You get used to it, to a point, but it still upsets me. I’m a judge on a baking show, I’m not a politician, I’m not anything else.

“So, I’ve learned to live with it, but it’s not fair on the bakers. You’ve got to be really careful. This can damage people.”he concluded.

Judge Prue Leith, 81 also supported Paul John by saying that “It is just awful that Bake Off contestants should be victimised in that way.”

Bake off contestant programme is a British television baking competition produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of rounds, attempting to impress a group of judges with their baking skills.

The first episode was aired on 17 August 2010, with its first four series broadcast on BBC Two, until its growing popularity led the BBC to move it to BBC One for the next three series.

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