Paul Hollywood 'really upset' with BBC over Jeremy Clarkson's sacking

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Paul Hollywood 'really upset' with BBC over Jeremy Clarkson's sacking

Paul Hollywood is "really upset" with the BBC for sacking Jeremy Clarkson.

The 'Great British Bake Off' star has slammed the corporation for the way in which they "dealt with" the controversial presenter after it emerged he'd attacked 'Top Gear' producer Oisin Tymon during a row about food.

He said: "I'm a car nut and 'Top Gear' was a favourite, I'm really upset about it.

"It was handled wrongly. It could have been dealt with quietly - whether Jeremy left in the end is almost immaterial."

The 49-year-old baker thinks it would be a mistake to try to recreate the bond between Clarkson and his fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond and instead thinks they should reformat the show altogether.

He told Radio Times magazine: "You can't replace those three guys. Change it, don't mimic it.

"Maybe get [racing driver and former 'Top Gear' presenter] Tiff Needell, or the old Stig Ben Collins back. Or Jodie Kidd - it would be nice to have a woman."

While it's yet to be revealed who will replace Jeremy, Hollywood himself is currently working on his own BBC show about cars and motorbikes.

The silver fox added: "I'm actually doing my own programme about cars at the moment.

"I've got my racing licence, have started racing for Aston Martin and was invited to do Le Mans this year."