Bake Off star Paul Hollywood's US TV show cancelled
22 JULY 2013Paul Hollywood's US TV show American Baking Competition has been cancelled following poor ratings, according to reports.
The judge on The Great British Bake Offis also facing backlash over his alleged affair with Mexican-born co-host Marcela Valladolid.
Divorced mum-of-one Marcela, the US version of Mary Berry, and Paul are said to have "hit it off from day one" with Tequila brand owner Marcella describing him as a "handsome devil" and the pair frequently sharing pictures of themselves on Twitter.
A production source said: "It's over. It's been cancelled," according to The Mail on Sunday.
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"We've all been waiting for CBS to tell us if they were going to pick us up for a second series and this week the call came in saying it's not being renewed and we should take alternative employment offers.
"Critics hated it and the ratings were abysmal. None of us are particularly surprised, to be honest."
The cancellation of the American version of the hit show Great British Bake Off – which got only got 5.8 million viewers at its peak – is reportedly down to Paul's lack of a strong character.
"He has not made an impression like Gordon Ramsay or Simon Cowell did in their first shows," said a source.