'It's not for me to say anything!' Newly engaged GBBO winner Candice Brown shuts down speculation over Paul Hollywood's marital split in awkward red carpet moment... as she shares kisses with fiancé Liam Macaulay
She was spotted sharing a friendly kiss with Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood last month - shortly before he announced his split from his wife.
And when Candice Brown hit the red carpet at London's OK! Beauty Awards with her fiancé Liam Macaulay on Tuesday night, she was swatted away awkward questions about the TV personality parting ways with Alexandra, his wife of 20 years.
After the 32-year-old shared affectionate kisses with her handsome husband-to-be in front of cameras, she was questioned by The Sun Online about Paul's separation, but curtly responded: 'It's absolutely not for me to say anything.'
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Date night: Candice Brown attended the OK! Beauty Awards with her fiancé Liam Macaulay, held at the Pavilion in the Tower of London, on Tuesday night
However, the recently engaged star was decidedly more forthcoming about her own upcoming nuptials, telling the outlet of her plans with Liam: 'We are going to get married next year, he's just like, "Let's just book it" for the first venue we saw and I was like, "We need to go and see it".'
She added of their preparations: 'We haven't done anything, I've seen a couple of places I really like, I've got my bridesmaids and my maid of honour. Three bridesmaids, two flower girls a page boy and two maids of honour, my best friends.'
Candice wowed when she arrived at the glittering awards ceremony - held at the Pavilion in the Tower of London - in a plunging black floral gown, which featured a sheer overlay on the skirt.
Kiss: The couple shared a kiss as they posed together for photographers at the glittering event
Chic: The Great British Bake Off winner wowed as she arrived in a plunging black floral gown
Awkward: Shortly afterwards, Candice was faced with questions about Paul Hollywood's recently announced split from his Alexandra, his wife of 20 years
The sleeveless number allowed her to display her enviably toned frame, while her bold makeup of palette of deep pinks highlighted her natural beauty.
With her brown locks worn in a tousled bun, the reality star let her dress do all of the talking as she opted to largely forgo accessories, save for a pearl bracelet and hear-shaped onyx earrings - but her sparkling engagement ring was on prominent display.
Complementing his belle in fine fashion, Liam cut a dapper figure in a classic black tuxedo - complete with a bow tie - over which he wore a stylish matching coat.?
Recently, series seven winner Candice was spotted with Paul as he cupped the back of her head and kissed her goodbye following a night out at the Pride of Britain Awards in London.
Mum: Candice shot down any chatter over Paul's split by refusing to comment on the matter
Nuptials: Candice was more forthcoming about her own upcoming nuptials, admitting that she and Liam aren't particularly far along with their plans
Venue: Candice revealed that she and Paul plan to wed next year, but have yet to pick a venue
A spokesman for the pair said it was an 'innocent kiss on the cheek', and that it was 'untrue' to describe it as an 'intimate kiss'.?
The representative, who was also there on the night, told MailOnline: 'Following The Mirror Pride of Britain Awards last Monday, seven of us including Paul and Candice were seated outside waiting for cars home.
'The photograph was taken as Paul was saying goodbye to each of us.'
It comes as Paul has found himself newly single following his recent split from wife of 20 years Alexandra.?
Exit: Later that night, Candice wrapped up in a hooded coat as she made her exit from the bash
Bags of love: The TV favourite smiled adoringly at her partner as he toted bags and a suitcase
She's got sole! Candice flashed her glittering strappy black sandals as she left the event
And hoping to show another side to him, he will be returning to the place where he and his former spouse first met in 1998, as he revisits places he holds close to his heart while showcasing his culinary talent on new show A Baker's Life.
Speaking in a new interview, the star has said he is hopeful viewers will 'get to know him more' as his new project airs on screen.
Paul told TV Magazine: 'I think ultimately people will get to know a little bit more about me through this.'?
Embrace: Her outing comes two weeks after she was spotted sharing a friendly kiss with Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood - shortly before he announced his split from his wife
Reflecting: It comes after Paul spoke out about his new show, that will see him return to the place he first met his wife Alexandra (pictured)
Showing a different side to him has become even more important to the professional baker, as he claimed he has been portrayed in the wrong light following the backlash he was subjected to after deciding to stay with The Great British Bake Off following its channel move.?
Switching from the BBC to Channel 4, Paul was the only star of the show to stick with it, with Mary Berry and hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins choosing to step down.??
Claiming he had been seen as a 'villain', Paul protested: 'But it is so different to the real me... it's time people met a bit more of me and [I] correct loads of things wrong about me on Wikipedia.'??
It comes after Paul revealed he and wife Alex are set to go their separate ways.
New venture: Paul will revisit places he holds close to his heart while showcasing his culinary talent on new show A Baker's Life, telling TV Magazine: 'I think ultimately people will get to know a little bit more about me'
Paul and Alex confirmed their heartbreaking split in a joint statement on Monday saying: 'It is with sadness that we have decided to separate.
'Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time.'
The baking guru, who is now worth ￡10million, split from his wife, 53, temporarily in 2013 after admitting an affair with his US co-star Marcela Valladolid, 39.
The couple reconciled a few months later and he described the incident as 'the biggest mistake of my life' in an interview with BBC radio.
'It is with sadness that we have decided to separate': This comes after Paul and Alex confirmed their heartbreaking split in a joint statement on Monday?
Former fling: The baking guru, who is now worth ￡10million, split from his wife, 53, temporarily in 2013 after admitting an affair with his US co-star Marcela Valladolid, 39
Speaking at the time, he told the BBC he 'was shocked about the whole thing kicking off the way it did... but I deserved it and I've taken it. It was my punishment'.
However a source told The Sun: 'Paul was totally into Marcela and threw himself in with both feet. When it all fell apart he went back to Alex with his tail between his legs, but in reality if Marcela had wanted to keep it going he was all for it.'?
Paul and Alex, who is also a chef, married in 1998, and have a 14-year-old son together, Joshua. It was claimed that Paul, who is worth an estimated ￡10m, could lose up to ￡5m of his fortune in the divorce.?
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