Paul has been baking since he was a teenager, when he worked in his father's bakery. He briefly trained as a sculptor but returned to his first love and became head baker at a number of hotels including The Dorchester and Cliveden Hotel. Contestants have been known to quiver in his presence due to his honest/tough-love judging approach.
Normally there's a repeat on BBC HD on a Saturday afternoon/early evening, so that those of us who can't watch on a Tuesday get a chance to catch up. Last Saturday there wasn't, which means that I've missed what has become a very good show to watch.
For those of us without Sky, or who can't be bothered with BBC i-player, there seems no way of getting a repeat. Such a shame, given the amount of tired old nonsense they endlessly flog to death. Another repeat of "Flog It", anyone?