The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is set to be made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in a ceremony at Windsor Castle today (Wednesday, April 17).

Hollywood, 57, has made a name for himself as a celebrity baker and TV presenter.

He has featured on Bake Off since it began back in 2010, working alongside fellow judges Dame Mary Berry and now Dame Prue Leith.

Paul Hollywood to be made a MBE

The hit programme, which made the move from the BBC to Channel 4 in 2016, has now made him a household name and on Wednesday (April 17) he will be made a MBE along with a number of other famous faces.

He will be made an MBE for his services to baking and broadcasting.

When the news was announced last year, he took to Instagram and said: “I’m over the moon to be mentioned in the King’s New Years Honours list and awarded an MBE!

“I’m thrilled … wow Paul Hollywood MBE!!! Congratulations to everyone who were mentioned in the New Years Honours List.”

Other famous faces receiving MBE's on Wednesday, April 17

Marcus Trescothick and Felicity Dahl will also be among a host of famous faces set to receive honours on Wednesday.


Former Somerset and England cricketer Trescothick will be made an OBE for services to mental health.

Now an England cricket coach and pundit, he is also a mental health ambassador with the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Dame Felicity, widow of the author Roald Dahl and producer of films based on two of his books – 1996’s Matilda and 2005’s Charlie And The Chocolate factory – will be made a dame commander for services to philanthropy, literature and young people.

She founded Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses for seriously ill children, and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire.