Paul Goes to Hollywood (2019)

Paul Hollywood posing in a blue shirt with a spoonful of food in a kitchen, behind a counter full of full.

Paul goes to Hollywood © Denham Productions Photo by: Arezoo Farahzad

Starring: Paul Hollywood
Production Company: Denhams TV
Kent Locations Used: Challock

TV judge and celebrity baker Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off, The Great Holiday Baking Show) will be embarking on a 3000-mile US road trip onboard a Harley-Davidson for all-new cookery programme Paul Goes to Hollywood (2019), sharing his passion for everything foodie, movies and motorbikes.

The five-part series will follow his journey as he explores culinary gems inspired by the movies before recreating popular American favourites in the kitchen.

Cookery scenes for the series were filmed at a private kitchen in Challock, Ashford.

Whilst it may be small in size, Challock is a beautiful rural Kentish village located in the North Downs AONB. Other similar filming locations of note on the region include Chilham, where productions of Top Gear and Miss Marple have taken place and Wormshill, where an Eastenders (2007-2022) Easter Special was filmed back in 2007.

The series will air from Thursday 28th November 2019 on The Food Network and will run weekly for four episodes.

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The Great British Bake Off (2014)

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry in the Great British Bake Off tent perched on a table

Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry © BBC, Love Productions, Mark Bourdillon

Production Company: Love Productions

Kent Locations Used: Viking Bay, Broadstairs

The fifth series of the hit cookery show The Great British Bake Off returns with experts Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry judging 12 contestants who battle it out in the kitchen to be crowned the Great British Bake Off Best Amateur Baker. 

Presented by comic duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, the new series marks a move from BBC Two to a prime-time BBC One slot and features both the oldest and youngest competitors ever featured on the show.

Chetna baking behind a kitchen counter in the Bake Off tent

Chetna © BBC, Love Productions, Mark Bourdillon

Mum of two and Broadstairs resident Chetna Makan is also competing to win the accolade. Chetna is a fashion designer from Mumbai who moved to the UK 10 years ago. She runs a curry club for her friends and enjoys combining her mum’s traditional recipes with British baking as well as using her creative flair in the kitchen.

The Great British Bake Off filmed in Kent with Chetna and her family in their local area where they visited Viking Bay beach in Broadstairs.

Broadstairs is a coastal town in East Kent and sandy beach, Viking Bay beach is lined with traditional beach huts, a band stand and large Victorian terraces as well as a busy high street and many food and drink establishments. The area has previously been used for filming by productions such as True Love (2012), and The Fixer (2008). 

See how Chetna gets on and tune into the new series of The Great British Bake Off which starts on Wednesday 6th August 2014 on BBC One at 20:00.


For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.