Paul Hollywood has confirmed he’s dating his local pub’s landlady, Melissa Spalding.
The Bake Off judge, 53, is thought to have met Melissa, 36, in September after his split from barmaid Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24.
They sparked romance rumours when they holidayed at a five-star hotel in Cyprus in November – the same place where he married his now ex-wife Alexandra.
‘They are very happily together,’ Paul’s representative told the Daily Mail.
The couple reportedly spent Christmas Day together at the Chequers Inn in Smarden, Kent, where Melissa works.
‘Melissa was pulling pints and cleaning tables on Christmas Day so they didn’t get to spend much time together, but they are away now,’ a source told Mirror Online.
Paul’s new relationship comes after he was dumped by Summer in July following two years together because he asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
She made headlines last month when sources claimed she suspected Paul’s romance with Melissa started months before theirs ended.
‘Before Paul and Summer split, everyone in the village where they lived, and where Melissa works, was gossiping about Melissa and Paul,’ an insider told The Sun.
‘But Summer refused to believe it. He denied it when she confronted him, and claimed he and Melissa were just friends and there was no crossover.’
‘But now they’re on a romantic holiday to Cyprus, Summer thinks it was clearly all a fib,’ they added.
However, a source told Metro.co.uk there is absolutely no crossover between the relationships.
‘Paul and Melissa have been dating Since October, he split with Summer in July,’ they told us.
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