THE husband of Bake Off winner Candice Brown has admitted a photo of her kissing Paul Hollywood was ‘a lot to deal with’ as the couple revealed they are divorcing after two years.
Liam Macaulay, a Bedfordshire-based tree surgeon, says he struggled with Candice’s showbiz lifestyle after she shot to fame on the TV baking contest in 2016.
‘There is nobody else involved,’ he added. ‘We have just sadly decided it wasn’t working.’
Candice, 35, and Bake Off judge Hollywood made light of their ‘goodbye peck’, which happened months before her wedding in France.
Revealing the impact of her photo with the divorced ladies’ man, Mr Macaulay, 33, explained: ‘I’d not long asked Candice to marry me and I had to read reports that my new fiancee was seen kissing Hollywood and getting close to him.
‘That was just a kiss on her cheek and there was nothing else to it. But we had only been engaged a few days. It was a lot to have to deal with.’
At the time Candice laughed off her encounter with Hollywood, 54, saying: ‘Remember handshakes and waves from now on!’
But this week she was pictured looking downcast at her Milton Keynes home and liked an emotional post by author Charles Mackesy which read: ‘You are loved, and important and you bring to this world things no one else can.’