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Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood 'on the cusp of £1million deal with Warburtons'

For the firm's spring campaign

Paul Hollywood from The Great British Bake Off is reportedly eyeing up a huge seven-figure deal with Warburtons.

The TV chef, 53, is said be poised to sign a £1million advertising agreement with the bakery giant over the coming days.

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Speaking to the Daily Star, a source claimed: "An offer worth £1.1million was tabled. Paul's team considered it and have asked for £1.5million as well as agency fees.

"Negotiations are ongoing, but things are looking positive. Execs at Warburtons are confident they'll be able to strike a deal."

Negotiations are ongoing, but things are looking positive.

If he signs on the dotted line, it is believed Paul would become the face of Warburtons' big spring campaign.

The Star's source insisted it would be a "tongue-in-cheek" promotion, adding: "Paul is one of the biggest names on telly and obviously known for his baking skills and love for bread."

Speaking further, they said bosses at Warburtons think he would be "the perfect brand ambassador" for the business, which is eager to make the ads "very funny" and not "too serious".

ED! contacted Paul's reps for comment.

Last month, Paul went through a high-profile break-up with his girlfriend, Summer Monteys-Fullam.

They were reported to have split after Paul presented her with a non-disclosure agreement to sign when she had been expecting a proposal.

He was later forced to break his silence over claims he had been dumped by the 24-year-old former bar maid, who has said she is now enjoying being single.

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She told the Star earlier this month that after "everything that's happened", she wasn't looking to date anyone, adding: "I'm enjoying being single – it means I can come out and have a girls' night with my best friend."

In July, Paul's 20-year marriage with his ex-wife Alexandra officially came to an end when a judge granted them a decree nisi.

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