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Bake Off’s Tin Man Paul Hollywood admits ‘I don’t have a heart’

Bake Off’s Tin Man Paul Hollywood admits ‘I don’t have a heart’ as judges dress as Wizard Of Oz characters to mark the show’s return

It was all a bit of light-hearted fun – Noel the damsel in gingham and plaits, Sandi the ironic scarecrow in search of a brain.

But for Paul Hollywood, the Bake Off’s opening sketch was an opportunity to get something rather heavier off his chest.

Dressed as the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz, the judge kicked off the new series of The Great British Bake Off last night with a fitting quote: ‘I don’t have a heart.’

Dressed as the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz, the judge kicked off the new series of The Great British Bake Off last night with a fitting quote: ‘I don’t have a heart.’

In a rather bizarre skit, which saw the presenters go in search of the Bake Off tent, host Noel Fielding told Hollywood: ‘Yeah, that’s not going to come as a big shock to people.’

Of course, the self-deprecating joke could be a reference to Hollywood’s harsh judging style – playing bad cop to Prue Leith’s good cop. 

A contestant makes a showstopper in the show's first episode

A contestant makes a showstopper in the show’s first episode

But it also comes after a year of romantic turmoil for the celebrity baker, 53, who split from barmaid Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, just weeks after his divorce from wife Alexandra was finalised in July on the grounds of his adultery.

Brainbox Sandi Toksvig, 61, who is also host of QI, joked she was the Scarecrow who ‘has no brain’, before Miss Leith, 79, appeared as the Lion, roaring: ‘I was late, it was the last costume.’

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