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Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood forced to host as Matt Lucas struggles with nerves

Judge Paul Hollywood had to step in and host an episode of the show – which airs next Tuesday – as host Matt Lucas struggles with his nerves

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Matt Lucas speaks German in The Great British Bake Off

Matt Lucas struggles with nerves in The Great Celebrity Bake Off tent.

Usually, the host, Matt, 48, has to switch sides after a contestant pulls out at the last minute.

Judge Paul Hollywood, 56, said: “He was upset that something was wrong and it was funny how it affected everyone. It got to him.

“He’s been in a friendly environment but he’s really nervous, bless him.”

More diplomatic, Prue Leith, 82, said: “He didn’t do bad.”

Meanwhile, Paul Hollywood revealed that he suffered a back injury after becoming obsessed with Lego.

The Bake Off judge built a replica of Titanic in the short time since filming in the tent, but it took days and he paid a heavy price.







Matt Lucas struggles with his nerves in the upcoming series
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The 56-year-old said: “My back is working. I went back to Cyprus about 20 years ago, and it just popped up recently because I’m actually sitting here building things like this – the Lego Titanic. Look how big it is. When I sit down here when I’m bored and the weather is bad, I start building the biggest Lego. It took me five days to make it and my back… You know when you sit down? I just got up and fell to the floor, it’s on my lower back… it’s exactly where I was years ago. ”







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Regarding Lego in general, Paul added: “I like to make Lego when I’m stressed, so I’ve built a lot of Legos! So this Titanic, it’s big, four and a half feet long. Then I got a grand piano made of lego and it was really playable, the detail was amazing.

“But I love it, I get lost in it, I forget about everything else going on, it’s good for your brain. For me, I’ll probably do a puzzle, so you have to put something together, you know what I mean? Like maybe a little choux or a bit of pastry or a bit of breadcrumbs. Something you have to use your brain for.”

* The campaign to raise money for cancer will start at 8pm next Tuesday on Channel 4.

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