Published: 09:30, 10 September 2017 |
Updated: 11:45, 10 September 2017
Bake Off star Paul Hollywood says he is devastated if he caused offence after pictures of him dressed in a Nazi uniform in a Kent pub emerged.
The baker, who lives near Canterbury, posed for snaps clad in a red swastika armband, iron cross, a white eagle Nazi badge and a peaked cap.
The photos, revealed by the Sun newspaper today, were taken at the White Stag in Monkton.
The 51-year-old celebrity chef said: "I am absolutely devastated if this caused offence to anyone, the picture was taken 14 years ago en route to a Comedy TV Shows Themed New Year's Eve Party and a group of us dressed up as characters from the classic TV show 'Allo 'Allo.
"Everyone who knows me, knows I am incredibly proud of the efforts of those, including my own grandfather, who fought against the Nazis during the war."
The celebrity chef can be seen smiling as he poses for a photo with a friend, also in full German military uniform.
A source told the Sun newspaper: “Paul and his mate popped in for a drink and their wives joined them later.
“To them it was a great big joke to be wearing a Nazi uniform, and they were laughing about it and happily posed for a picture at the bar.
“But some found it offensive — especially the fact they thought it was really funny.”
The images show Hollywood posing for photographs in the Nazi uniform alongside his wife Alexandra, 53, and a friend.
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