Paul Hollywood shares first post from GBBO 2021 after crushing Euro 2020 defeat

Paul Hollywood was crushed by the Euro 2020 result (Picture; Channel 4)

Paul Hollywood shared the first post from the set of Great British Bake Off 2021 as a pick-me-up following England’s defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Last night England reached their first final in a tournament since the notorious 1966 World Cup win, losing to Italy after a nail-biting round of penalties.

Naturally, England fans are crushed after coming agonisingly close to bringing it home, including Paul.

Alongside a photo of the Bake Off tent, where the 2021 series is currently being filmed, he wrote: ‘After all the disappointment, I need the tent to cheer me up, “hello old friend”.’

The Great British Bake Off began filming last month and is expected to return to Channel 4 in the autumn.

The latest batch of contestant were forced to form a Covid-19 bubble ahead of filming, regardless of lockdown measures beginning to ease.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Bukayo Saka of England is consoled by Gareth Southgate, Head Coach of England following defeat in the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

England were defeated by Italy in the Euro 2020 final (Picture: Getty)
Paul Hollywood posting live from Bake Off 2021 (Picture: Instagram)

Back in May, Matt Lucas told Lorraine Kelly on her chat show: ‘We’re starting [filming] very soon. And like last year, we’re going into a bubble. All self-isolating and getting tested.

‘And then we’re going into Covid-free bubble, so we can all taste each other’s bakes, and there can be handshakes and all sorts.’

‘I’ve seen the video clips of all the new bakers, and there’s some brilliant ones in there,’ he added.

Last year’s Bake Off was won by Peter Sawkins who became the show’s youngest ever champion at 20-years-old.

Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 later this year.

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