The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is to be the focus of a new baking series on Channel 4.Commissioned by The Great British Bake Off producers Love Productions, A Baker’s Life will comprise five episodes in which Hollywood opens up about his life.Channel 4 said it was delighted to be able to give the audience a fresh insight into Paul’s life before Bake Off, and how he came the baker he is today.Throughout the series, Hollywood will visit the kitchens that inspired him and the chefs who taught him to bake. From his Merseyside roots to the Bake Off tent, he will be cooking new treats and reminiscing over the recipes that represent pivotal moments in his life.“Paul’s credentials as one of Britain’s most knowledgeable bakers are beyond doubt,” Richard McKerrow, creative director & executive producer at Love Productions, said.“How he came to become such a great baker with a passion for everything to do with baking is a fascinating story that hasn’t been told. We’re excited to be working with Paul and Channel 4 to tell that story.”Hollywood will welcome Prue Leith to the judging panel when the Channel 4 series of the GBBO is set to be broadcast in Autumn 2017.
How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies For the second time this winter, the Dodgers are rolling the dice on a bounceback candidate non-tendered by his former team, signing right-hander Jimmy Nelson to a one-year contract with a low base salary and incentives that could make it a two-year deal.Like the Dodgers’ only other significant acquisition this winter – reliever Blake Treinen (signed by the Dodgers to a one-year, $10 million contract) – Nelson became a free agent when the Milwaukee Brewers opted not to offer him a contract by the deadline in December. Instead, Nelson agreed to a contract that will pay him $1.75 million if he makes the Dodgers’ season-opening roster for 2020.The 30-year-old Nelson can add to his salary by cashing in incentives for staying on the active roster. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2021 at $2 million which escalates as high as $9 million depending on how many big-league innings he pitches in 2020.Nelson was a front-of-the-rotation starter for the Brewers in 2017, going 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 175-1/3 innings over 29 starts. But Nelson suffered a serious shoulder injury. Nelson injured his rotator cuff and labrum in his throwing shoulder on a fluke play, diving back to first base after getting a single during a September game against the Chicago Cubs. After undergoing surgery on the shoulder (and experiencing some setbacks in his recovery), Nelson missed the entire 2018 season and his return in 2019 was complicated by the premature birth of twin daughters in April. He did not return to the big leagues until last June, roughly 21 months after the injury. After 14 innings in four appearances, he missed all of July and August with elbow discomfort before returning in September.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start In all, Nelson pitched 22 innings in 10 games last season with a 6.95 ERA and 1.91 WHIP but 26 strikeouts. His velocity was down about two miles per hour from his pre-injury average over 94 mph.He adds some experience to the mix of starters vying for spots in the back end of the Dodgers’ rotation with Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu having departed via free agency. Julio Urias, Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, Ross Stripling and now Nelson are expected to compete for two spots in the 2020 rotation.In another signing, the Dodgers signed former Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos to a minor-league contract with an invite to major-league spring training camp. Ramos, 23, was 7-11 with a 3.71 ERA in parts of the past four seasons with the Phillies. Ramos was limited to 15 innings at the big-league level last season (only two after June) due to a shoulder impingement and was non-tendered by the Phillies this winter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error