Celebrity Bake Off host sets sights on Kate and William appearing in new series

Celebrity Bake Off host sets sights on Kate and William appearing in new series

Watch: Paul Hollywood and Diana Parkes receive honours at Windsor Castle

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 18/04/2024

- 14:23

Paul Hollywood was made an MBE by Princess Anne at a ceremony at Windsor Castle

  • The British baker and TV presenter said that Kate and William would be ‘welcome’ on the show
  • The Prince and Princess of Wales baked with Mary Berry on a Christmas show in 2019
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A Celebrity Bake Off host has set his sights on Princess Kate and Prince William appearing in a new series of the show.

Hollywood, 57, has been hosting The Great British Bake Off since 2010 with co-stars Dame Mary Berry and then Dame Prue Leith.

The baker and TV presenter was made an MBE at Windsor Castle on Wednesday for his services in baking and broadcasting.

When asked about a royal on the show, Hollywood said: “Yeah I think William and Kate, I think they would be more than welcome in that sense.”

Prince William and Princess Kate

Prince William and Princess Kate previously appeared on a show with baking legend Mary Berry


Paul was joined by his family including his mother Gill as he received his honour from the Princess Royal.

Hollywood said about Anne: “It’s lovely to see her again, we had a chat about baking and the smell of baking in particular.

“And she was her charming self. I was a little bit in awe the whole day. I’m glad that the family was there because I was a little bit nervous before, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”

When asked if the Royal Family were fans of the show, Hollywood said, they were “fully aware of (it), yes.”

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) following an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle


When asked about the future of the programme, Hollywood said: “I’m not going anywhere yet. Season 15 is starting soon. We'll work on that, the American version and the Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.

“So for the rest of the year it's going to be full on Bake Off, which I love.

“'It's taken off as a global brand. We get these huge A-lister celebrities contacting me and coming onto the set.”

In 2019, Prince William and Princess Kate joined with Mary Berry for a festive special called “A Berry Royal Christmas.”

The hour-long show saw Kate William take Mary on charity visits and along the way, Mary cooked a feast for people they met.

During the cooking challenge against her husband, Kate revealed that William was a good cook and used to “try and impress” her during their university years with his cooking.

Earlier that year, Kate joined Mary Berry at the Back to Nature Festival at RHS Wisley in Woking.

The Dame has spoken highly of the princess on different occasions and has described her as “giggly, confident and will have a go at anything.”

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