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Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood excluded from Beard of the Year 2016 as he quits BBC
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that the Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood has been excluded from the contest for Beard of the Year 2016 after he announced he is leaving the BBC for Channel 4.
It was announced earlier this month that the current series of Bake Off is the last to be broadcast by the BBC as the programme transfers to Channel 4. However the stars of the programme, including Mary Berry, but excluding Hollywood have refused to go.
The campaigners say that while the move may well be the right one for Paul Hollywood personally, there is an issue that in ditching the BBC he may be seen as bringing the hirsute into disrepute.
Hollywood made the Beard of the Year shortlist in 2015 but was not amongst the winners after an on-line poll
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we have taken the difficult decision to exclude Paul Hollywood from the Beard of the Year shortlist when it is published in around six weeks time.
The Beard of the Year 2015 was won by Bryan Spooner of London brewers, Weird Beard