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Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood livid after scammer asks fans for nude pics

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BAKE Off star Paul Hollywood is livid after scammers stole his pictures and asked fans for nude pics.

The 53-year-old has been left horrified to discover Nigerian fraudsters have been using his images to try and con money out of lonely single women on Facebook.

Going by the name of Paul J Hollywood, the crooks use fake profiles to ask for money and even nude pictures.

Paul wrote to fans online in a bid to warn them of the scam: "This is my only Facebook account and any other account is nothing to do with me. "Report any pages that you think might be fake.”

The star - who split from girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam earlier this year - received close to 300 replies from his followers, with some of them revealing they had been contacted by the fraudsters.

One of these women was Emma Norris, 53, who told the Sunday People: "This imposter messaged me and I was stunned that he was asking to meet up,” said Emma.

“For a split second I thought that Paul could actually be interested. Then I thought wake up this can’t be for real.“I was so close to meeting him first for coffee in a public place. I felt vulnerable that I was taken in by him.

"Women need to be informed about their vulnerabilities using social media. Having been so close to something like this it has opened my eyes.”

Paul's spokesperson confirmed to the publication the fake accounts have now been closed down on Facebook.

Earlier this month, Paul's ex Summer, 24, revealed she finally had closure following their bitter split after a two year romance.

The pair broke up in August and argued publicly ever since.

They've since buried the hatchet after he allowed Summer to collect her belongings from his place.

She posted a video of herself closing the doors of a removal van with the caption "Closure".

Paul Hollywood is left disgusted with Henry Bird's towering pie on The Great British Bake Off