'There are two sides to every story': Paul Hollywood speaks out on split from Summer Monteys-Fullam

Katie Archer

Paul Hollywood has broken his silence on his split from girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam, saying “I don’t play those games”.

The Great British Bake Off judge, 53, hit headlines when he split with the former barmaid, 24, over her refusal to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Hollywood and his ex-wife Alexandra have recently finalised their divorce, which she filed on the grounds of his adultery.

Read more: Why Summer called it quits with Paul

But now, the star baker has another split on his hands as Monteys-Fullam was apparently offended by his demand that she sign a gagging order, mistakenly thinking he was about to propose instead.

The TV judge has given his side of the story in an Instagram post, which read: "Morning all, thank you for your messages I've been receiving it means a

"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!

"Take what's read with a pinch of salt and read between the lines.

“I know the public can’t be duped into believing what’s out there from a person making money selling stories! and continuously courting the paps...

"There's always two sides to a story, you've only heard one....But alas I don't play those games... thanks again."

Read more: Paul Hollywood and ex Alexandra granted divorce

A solicitor for Hollywood 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.

"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."

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