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Bake Off: Paul Hollywood in Nazi outfit apology – BBC News

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Image caption Paul Hollywood said he was dressed as a persona from BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has apologised after being painted wearing a Nazi uniform.

The Sun on Sunday published pictures of the celebrity baker in a World War Two clothing, including a swastika armband.

The 51 -year-old said the pictures dated from 2003, when he went to a New Year’s Eve party as a persona from the 1980 s WW2-set BBC comedy series ‘Allo ‘Allo.

In a statement he said: “I am absolutely ravaged if this caused offence to anyone.”

Iron Cross

One picture show Hollywood smiling in a photo in a saloon alongside a pal, who is also wearing a Nazi military uniform.

In another image, they are joined by pals wearing French-style berets.

As well as the blood-red armband, Hollywood’s outfit included an Iron Cross medal and a badge featuring a Nazi eagle.

During an episode of the BBC show Who Do You Guess You Are ? in 2015, Hollywood learned about its own experience of his grandpa Norman Harman during World War 2, when he served as an anti-aircraft gunner.

In his statement, Hollywood said he had been on his mode to a TV comedy-themed party 14 years ago when the pictures were taken.

He added: “Everyone who knows me knows I am improbably proud of the initiatives of those, including my own grandpa, who fought against the Nazis during the war.”

Hollywood is currently on TV in the first Channel 4 serial of Great British Bake Off, alongside brand-new fellow judge Prue Leith and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

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