It has been reported that artisan baker Paul Hollywood is to feature in the next series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Shooting to household fame as a judge alongside Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off, Hollywood may be ditching his baking gloves in favour of a sparkly leotard, if reports are to be believed.

According to The Sun, an inside source, said: “The hope is that millions of fans who love to watch him and Mary deliver their baking verdicts will also tune in to watch him hit the dance floor. He has a reputation for being a tough cookie and it will be interesting to see how he copes once he is out of his comfort zone.”

Hollywood launched his latest book, How to Bake, last month.