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Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood get £100k pay rise

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Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood get £100k pay rise

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are reportedly getting an

£100,000 pay rise for the new series of 'The Great British Bake Off'.

The 80-year-old television personality and her 49-year-old co-judge on the BBC One show are set to pocket £600,000 per series.

Of the contract for the show, which renews after the coming series, a source told The Sun newspaper: "There's no doubt that they will have to pay more for it this time."

Their last pay increase took place when the popular show moved from BBC Two to BBC One, moving to £500,000 each.

With the added cash, Paul can put it towards his goal of losing two stone.

He told BANG Showbiz previously: "I'm doing another programme at the moment, which is all about racing cars. I'm losing weight and started training last week for the racing. I'm doing racing for British GT Championships."

When asked how much he wants to lose, he added: "Two stone."

Paul is also busy with 'The Great Sport Relief Bake Off', admitting there is a "good standard" of celebrity bakers this year.

He said: "It's a good standard this year. David James was hilarious. Jason Manford was good. I didn't realise how much Geri Horner was into her baking. Geri did an amazing job."