Jeremy Clarkson, 61, Richard Hammond, 51, and James May’s, 58, former PA Phillipa Sage has revealed the Top Gear trio were less than impressed when Paul Hollywood, 55, tracked them down at a party. Sage worked for the presenters during filming until they left the BBC show in 2015.
After working with the stars closely over the years, Phillipa spilled that The Great British Bake Off judge was a fan and very excited to meet them at an event, but “the feelings weren’t mutual”.
She revealed the awkward encounter took place at a surprise Halloween party set up for the hosts following a show in Birmingham.
Sage recalled: “One night we arrived back from the NEC in Birmingham to discover our house had been decorated for Halloween and we were welcomed by staff made up as zombies lying on the floor and up the stairs as if they were dead.
“Jeremy was not amused, just tired and hungry, as were Richard and James, but Jeremy made the most noise about it.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear co-stars in awkward Paul Hollywood snub (Image: GETTY)
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May weren't keen on chatting to Paul (Image: GETTY)
“Meanwhile, across in the other side of the house, the party was getting started with other members of the crew and TV baker Paul Hollywood, who was up for a party and, as a fellow petrolhead, very excited to hang out with the boys.
“The feelings weren’t mutual. Awks. Big time.”
Sage then reflected on spending a “tense half an hour” trying to distract the presenters while the TV chef was instructed to leave the kitchen where they were sharing a few drinks.
She continued: “Paul was ushered out of the kitchen.