PAUL Hollywood has laughed off kissing Bake Off winner Candice Brown and says it's "incredible" after they cosied up at a bash in London and she was mistaken for his wife.
The Bake Off judge, 51, has broken his silence after he was spotted with the 32-year-old champ outside the Pride Of Britain awards afterparty last week.
Greg Brennan Paul Hollywood and Candice Brown were seen sharing an intimate kiss after a party
The Sun On Sunday exclusively revealed pictures of Paul and Candice getting very cosy at the Monday night event.
Paul has now headed to Twitter to react to the news after Candice made a joke about it on social media.
She wrote: "No kisses or hugs hello or goodbye from now on- handshakes or waves only!"
And Paul replied: "Incredible ..!" with a laughing emoji.
Getty – Contributor Onlookers said Paul was so cosy with Candice that they thought she was his wife PA Candice won the Great British Bake Off last year
The Sun Online revealed the pair were together ALL evening and shocked onlookers with their behaviour.
They didn't seem to care who saw them as an onlooker exclusively told us: "They were all over each other; hugging and stroking each other.
"The Pride Of Britain awards isn't the place for that kind of behaviour and we were all shocked by it. Other celebrities noticed and all eyes were on them."
They were so familiar with each other that attendees were convinced Candice was Paul's wife Alexandra – who he cheated on in 2013.
Getty – Contributor Onlookers said the pair 'didn't care' who saw them as they 'hugged and stroked each other' at the table Candice, sporting her famous eye-catching lipstick, with Mary Berry as she's crowned Bake Off's 2016 winner Rex Features Paul, who has been married to Alexandram pictured, for 15 years, had an affair with his US co-star in 2013
Our source continued: "Both Paul and Candice had been drinking and they didn't care who was looking.
"We just assumed it was his wife – until we saw her celebrating her engagement the next day in the newspapers."
Paul previously had an affair Marcela Valladolid, who was his co-star on the US version of The Great British Bake Off.
Hello! Candice announced her engagement to boyfriend Liam just hours before the event
He has since said his indiscretion was the "biggest mistake of my life" and Alexandra forgave him the following January.
Meanwhile, Candice shared exclusive engagement pictures with her boyfriend Liam Macaulay in Hello! magazine on Monday, just hours before she attended the bash with Paul.
Flynet Pictures Candice left the event separately to Paul
Afterwards, the Bake Off stars went to a party where Paul was seen appearing to lean in for a kiss with Candice.
Candice, 32, was also seen appearing to toy with his ear as they sipped champagne and he draped a blanket over her shoulders.
Rex Features Paul appeared on Sunday Brunch but didn't comment on the pictures
A source told The Sun On Sunday: "There were lots of people inside but Paul and Candice seemed happy enough on their own.
“It raised a few eyebrows that they were cosying up together but people were saying they were the only Bake Off stars there.”
The pair left separately. Paul got into a chauffeur-driven car at 1.30am and Candice headed to a taxi.
Candice Brown wins The Great British Bake Off
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