‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Paul Hollywood reveals which American junk food is ‘horrible’

The hostess will not have Star Baker.

‘Great British Bake Off’ star Paul Hollywood has revealed his distaste for a cla*sic American dessert: Twinkies.

The beloved baking show’s notoriously harsh judge tells Page Six that he tried the Hostess snack, which has been around since 1930, last year during a visit to New York.

“Oh, they’re horrible!” he said, adding, “They’re really bad.”

Paul Hollywood is best known as a judge on “Great British Bake Off.”
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Despite his snobbery toward an iconic American treat, the “Great American Baking Show” host enjoys junk food.

Hollywood says he’s a big fan of a British snack called Yum Yum, “which is like puff pastry, fried like a donut and topped with a lemon glaze.”

“Calorie-wise, it’s probably about 2,000 calories,” Hollywood admits. “It’s ridiculous, but if I’m in a supermarket and I see it pre-packaged, I’ll calmly put it in my basket.”

This holiday season, Hollywood is also offering an American version with famous candidates.
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Hollywood knows that “GBBO” offers comfort to many viewers.
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The “Bake” cookbook author, 57, is having a busy on-screen holiday season as “Great British Bake Off” Season 14 premieres on Netflix and “Great American Baking” Season 2 Show: Celebrity Holiday” is currently streaming on Roku.


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In the American version of the hit series, Hollywood, along with “GBBO” co-judge Prue Leith, rates the baking sk**ls of six celebrities, including “SNL” star Ego Nwodim, Joel McHale and “Narcos” Arturo Castro, who will compete for the coveted cake stand and the Star Baker crown.

“Severance” star Zach Cherry and “Happy Endings” alum Casey Wilson are co-hosts.

Hollywood has been a co-judge on “GBBO” for 14 seasons.
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Hollywood, present on “GBBO” since its creation in 2010, is well aware of the pleasure that viewers take in watching the calming aspect of the series.

“It’s one of those shows where you can relax and not feel threatened and you can just watch and go into the tent,” he explained. “The tent has become a focal point for people. It’s a place that everyone loves to come and visit.

“Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds showed up and they both said, ‘Aaah.’ And they are big Hollywood stars and they just loved it! It relaxes everyone, no matter who you are.

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