Paul Hollywood will return to our TV screens tonight (26 September) as we welcome back The Great British Bake Off with a new bunch of amateur bakers hoping to secure his famed handshake.
The celebrity chef, 57 will judge the contestant's skills alongside Prue Leith with Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond co-hosting the show, after Matt Lucas announced he would not be returning.This year's series will also welcome the show's first ever deaf contestant, Tasha, 27 who will compete alongside her BSL interpreter.
Noel, Alison, Prue and Paul have all been busy learning BSL ahead of Tasha's time on the show. But away from the hit Channel 4 show, Paul tends to keep a relatively low profile and lives a quiet life in rural Kent with his wife Melissa Spalding.
Let's take a closer look at his life off-screen... Paul and his wife reside in a sprawling Grade II listed home in Ashford, Kent which is thought to be surrounded by eight acres.The converted farmhouse is made up of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lengthy driveway.They also have stables across their idyllic grounds, although it is unknown if they have any horses of their own.The quiet country life is certainly Paul's idea of heaven as he told Yahoo: "I like my privacy where I am and I feel safe there.Read more on ok.co.uk