Paul Hollywood reveals he lost weight during Bake Off

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 Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood spoke to the Radio Times. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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.