Paul Hollywood has confirmed that he’s SPLIT from wife Alexandra after almost 20 years of marriage.

The Great British Bake Off judge released a joint statement with Alexandra on Monday announcing the sad news and spoke of how the focus will be on their teenage son Josh.

‘It is with sadness that we have decided to separate,’ the message reads.

‘Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time.’

Paul, 51, and Alexandra had previously separated in 2013 when the TV star admitted to having an affair with Marcela Valladolid, his co-star on the short-lived American version of GBBO.

The couple reunited several months later and Paul said that the fling had been the “biggest mistake” of his life.

There have now been reports that Alexandra – who is also a chef – apparently struggled to cope with the aftermath of her husband’s infidelity.

“The truth is they’ve worked really hard to salvage their relationship but just couldn’t recover from the damage that had been done,” an insider tells The Sun. “The more famous Paul has become, the more attention he has been getting, and that has put huge strain on the marriage.”

News of Paul’s marriage woes comes just weeks after he laughed off photos of him appearing to kiss former GBBO winner Candice Brown after the Pride of Britain Awards in London.

From our sister site, Celebs Now. Written by Anna Francis.