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

Hostess isn’t getting Star Baker.

“Great British Bake Off” star Paul Hollywood revealed his distain for a classic American dessert: Twinkies.

The notoriously harsh judge of the beloved baking show tells Page Six he tried the Hostess snack, which has been around since 1930, last year while visiting New York.

“Oh, they’re awful!” he says, adding, “They’re really bad.”

Paul Hollywood is best known as a judge on “Great British Bake Off.”
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Despite his snub of an iconic US treat, the “The Great American Baking Show” host does enjoy some junk foods.

Hollywood says he’s a massive fan of a British snack called a Yum Yum, “which is like a laminated dough, which you deep-fry like a donut and you cover it with a lemon icing.”

“Calorific wise, it’s probably about 2,000 calories,” Hollywood admits. “It’s ridiculous, but if I’m in a supermarket and see it pre-packed, I’m going to quietly put it in my basket.”

This holiday season, Hollywood also has an American version with celeb contestants.
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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 holiday season on screen as Season 14 of “Great British Bake Off” airs on Netflix and Season 2 of “The Great American Baking Show” is currently airing Roku.

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On the American version of the hit show, Hollywood, along with his “GBBO” co-judge, Prue Leith, appraise the baking skills of six celebrities including “SNL” star Ego Nwodim, Joel McHale and “Narcos” star Arturo Castro, who will be competing for the coveted cake stand and Star Baker crown.

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

Hollywood has been a co-judge on “GBBO” for 14 seasons.
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Hollywood, who’s been on “GBBO” since its inception in 2010, is well aware of how much viewers enjoy watching the soothing aspect of the series.

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

“Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds came in and they both went, ‘Aaah.’ And these are big Hollywood A-listers and they just loved it! It chills everybody out, no matter who you are.”

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