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Monday 11th November 2019

Paul Hollywood breaks his silence on claims he was 'dumped by Summer Monteys-Fullam'

Star baker says he wants a "quiet life"

Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood has broken his silence following his rumoured split from ex-girlfriend Summer Montey-Fullam.

Summer, 24, reportedly dumped the Great British Bake Off star, 53, last week when he asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Opening up on Instagram, Paul told his followers there are "two sides to every story".

He said: "My silence on any matters is not a sign of weakness or agreement of what’s been said, merely I prefer a quiet life away from my day job!"

He added: "Take what’s read with a pinch of salt and read between the lines. I know the public can’t be duped into believing what’s out there from a person making money selling stories and continuously courting the paps."

He concluded: "There’s always two sides to a story you’ve only heard one. But alas I don’t play those games."

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Summer had previously revealed: "I trust the next chapter because I know the author!"

After being seen unloading suitcases from a 4x4 at her family home, Summer is now thought to have moved out of Paul's £1 million Kent mansion and back in with her mother Sabina in nearby Ickham.

Summer reportedly "stormed out" of Paul's home after he asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement, gagging her from talking about their relationship.

When she returned to 53-year-old Paul's home to collect her things on Friday, The Sun claims the pair got into a "petty" argument.

Paul allegedly told Summer: "Why don't you [expletive] off back on that horse you rode in on."

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Summer, who is 29 years younger than her former beau, was said to be upset at his "controlling behaviour".

A source revealed of the gagging order: "Summer flat-out said no. In the days that followed Paul got his lawyers to call Summer on her mobile to try and get her to sign it."

Paul with ex-wife Alex. The pair were married for 21 years (Credit: Splash News)

The Daily Mail reports that the baker's solicitor Tom Amlot confirmed Paul and Summer split because she refused to sign the non-disclosure agreement.

He revealed: "I asked Summer to sign an NDA as is standard practice in order to protect Paul’s family and their private lives."

He added: "Summer insisted that she had no intention of selling any stories to the press and declined."

He continued: "I think that her refusal to discuss or sign it caused concern, understandably, so it’s not entirely surprising that they have gone their separate ways."

The split comes just days after Paul finalised his divorce from his wife of 21 years, Alexandra.

Last week, as Paul asked her to sign the non-disclosure agreement, it was revealed that Summer actually thought the pair were about to get engaged.

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