Paul Hollywood has admitted that he shed pounds while filming The Great British Bake Off - despite the culinary delights on offer - due to stress.
Although the fourth series of Bake Off attracted record ratings, Hollywood did not enjoy the same success in the US, where The American Baking Competition was axed due to poor ratings.
The 47-year-old told the Radio Times, "I stress out. I've lost a stone and a bit in the past eight months just through work."
The baker, who left his wife of 15 years Alexandra earlier this year, said he does not deliberately watch his weight but he is careful about what he eats in the evenings.
"I tend to eat more in the day. In the evening I drink lots of water and try not to eat anything heavy after six o'clock," he added.
ITV's The X Factor has revealed the contestants' song choices for 'movie week'.
- Abi Alton - Moon River
- Hannah Barrett - Skyfall
- Kingsland Road - Oh, Pretty Woman
- Luke Friend - Kiss From A Rose
- Miss Dynamix - Dreams
- Nicholas McDonald - In The Arms Of An Angel
- Rough Copy - Everything I Do
- Sam Bailey - My Heart Will Go On
- Sam Callahan - All I Want Is You
- Tamera Foster - Listen
Watch the X Factor on ITV this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm and get the latest news at the show's site
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The two-hour film called Tommy, will focus on the dilemma the much-loved comedian faced when he fell in love and embarked on an affair with assistant Mary Kay despite being married to wife Gwen.
Amanda Redman, who starred in BBC 1 series New Tricks, will play the comic's wife while the role of Mary Kay is yet to be filled.
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