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The Newest Paul Hollywood Controversy Doesn’t Involve Great British Bake Off, But Rather a Nazi Outfit

Hollywood. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Paul Hollywood hasn’t exactly gotten a lot of good press lately due to choosing money over loyalty when The Great British Bake Off changed networks for a bigger payday, and what we’re about to tell you won’t help him gain any belated favors. As reported by the BBC, Hollywood has apologized for a Nazi officer outfit he wore to a party in 2003, as the photos were unearthed by a British tabloid publication. Specifically, Hollywood claims to have dressed up as a character from the popular British sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo! — complete with a red and black swastika armband — and the photos in question were snapped at a pub before he and his friends went to a New Year’s Eve party dedicated to “comedy television shows.”

“I am absolutely devastated if this caused offence to anyone,” Hollywood said in a statement. “Everyone who knows me knows I am incredibly proud of the efforts of those, including my own grandfather, who fought against the Nazis during the war.” Mary Berry is presumably unamused.

GBBO’s Paul Hollywood Under Fire for Nazi Officer Outfit