Paul Hollywood's ex Summer Monteys-Fullam says she was 'thrown under the bus'

Chris Edwards
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Paul Hollywood's ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam (Instagram/Summer Monteys-Fullam)

Paul Hollywood's ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam has hit out at the Great British Bake Off star, claiming she has been “thrown under the bus".

The pair broke up after Monteys-Fullam refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement, preventing her from talking about their relationship in public.

Hollywood later posted a message on Instagram saying: "My silence on any matters is not a sign of weakness or agreement of what's been said, merely I prefer a quiet life away from my day job!”

The Bake Off judge then accused his ex of making money from “selling stories and courting the paps.”

Paul Hollywood (Credit: Getty Images)

However, Monteys-Fullam has now responded to those accusations, adding that she felt “betrayed” when she was ‘pressured’ to sign the non-disclosure agreement.

Replying to supportive followers on her Instagram account, she hit back at the accusations, saying: “His claims that I’m making money selling stories are totally false!

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“I felt so betrayed by the NDA, particularly with how much pressure Paul and his lawyers put me under to sign it.

She added: “I had clearly demonstrated loyalty to Paul during our relationship, and he knows that without question.

She went on to say that she did not work with the paparazzi, but accepted the attention as “part of our lives” and that she “dealt with it differently”.

“I am now being thrown under the bus,” she added.

Summer Monteys-Fullam (Instagram/Summer Monteys-Fullam)

A solicitor for Hollywood previously confirmed there had been a disagreement over the non-disclosure agreement.

In a statement to the Press Association, he said: "I asked Summer to sign an NDA as is standard practice in order to protect Paul's family and their private lives.

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"Summer insisted that she had no intention of selling any stories to the
press and declined.

"I think that her refusal to discuss or sign it caused concern, understandably, so it's not entirely surprising that they have gone their separate ways."

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 soon.

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