The Great British Bake Off judge is reported to be dating Summer Monteys-Fullam just a week after splitting from wife, Alexandra...

Just days after announcing his split with wife Alexandra, Paul Hollywood has hit the headlines with reports of a new love interest.

It’s been speculated that The Great British Bake Off star is ‘more than friends’ with local barmaid Summer Monteys-Fullam, 22, and that the pair have been seen in public together shortly after Paul announced his split with his wife of 20 years, Alexandra Hollywood.

Paul, 51, became friends with Summer when she worked at his local pub, the Duke William in Ickham, Kent. He’s since showered her with lavish treats, including a night out with her friends in Canterbury (fizz included!) and a loan of his chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce for her 22nd birthday celebrations back in May.

Sources close to Paul have refuted the claims, but the rumours are spreading like wildfire as Summer recently quit her job at the pub after colleagues mocked her relationship with the TV baker.

Summer’s co-workers are said to have posted pics on social media of Paul wearing a Nazi outfit (taken from 14 years ago) and joking about their rumoured romance, which have been heavily criticised since coming to light.

It’s been a turbulent week for Paul, who split from his wife of 20 years, Alexandra, last week. They have one son, Josh, aged 16.

“It is with sadness that we have decided to separate,” the couple said. “Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son during this very difficult time.”

Paul and Alexandra previously split back in 2013 after he admitted to having an affair with his US Bake Off co-star, Marcela Valladolid, but got back together in 2015.

“It was the biggest mistake of my life because actually I still love my wife.”

Paul also landed in hot water earlier this month after being pictured kissing former Bake Off winner Candice Brown at the Pride of Britain awards. Candice has since shot down rumours, calling it a “goodbye peck”.