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Paul Hollywood admits bleaching hair for silver fox look

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Chef Paul Hollywood – on screen with Bake Off on June 9, 2024 – once made a shock confession about how he maintains his silver fox appearance.

And it might come as a bit of a surprise to some.

The Great British Bake Off judge is known for his signature light grey hair.

And while it might appear to be a sign of ageing gracefully, he does have a little help.

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Paul Hollywood gets Bake Off fans swooning series in, series out (Credit: Channel 4)

Paul Hollywood’s hair confession

The silver fox admitted he actually bleached his hair to keep it the perfect shade of silver.

The 58-year-old chef described his hair as just “salt” and “no pepper”.

But it’s only like that because he goes to the hairdresser to have it coloured.

He revealed to the Fuelling Around podcast back in May 2022: “I go to the hairdressers because they’ve got to basically whiten the rest of my hair. Years ago, I was very pepper. Then I was salt and pepper. And now I’m just salt.”

He said he likes that fact he doesn’t have it coloured his natural brown. Paul said: “So many people out there, they colour their hair on telly. I’d love to name them but I’d never do that to people.

I go to the hairdressers because they’ve got to basically whiten the rest of my hair.

“But people know. People in the know, they know. Ultimately I’ve got God’s highlights. My hair was dark, dark, dark brown, not black, but I started going grey when I was 16. I’ve been lucky because my grandad was bald, but my dad is still around and has a full head of hair.”

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Paul is known for his silver fox look (Credit: YouTube)

Paul is a regular on The Great British Bake Off. He judges alongside Prue Leith.

Meanwhile, Alison Hammond and Noel Fielding host. Matt Lucas previously presented the programme before being replaced by Alison.

Read more: The scandal-hit private lives of Bake Off’s biggest stars – Drug troubles, drowning kittens and ‘dating’ a 16 year old

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer airs on June 9 from 7pm on Channel 4. 

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