Jake Gyllenhaal confesses to being a Great British Bake Off fan and is ‘mesmerised’ by Prue Leith 


‘Nothing can beat it’: Jake Gyllenhaal confesses to being a huge Great British Bake Off fan and is ‘mesmerised’ by Prue Leith

Jake Gyllenhaal revealed on Friday that he is a huge Great British Bake Off fan and he confessed to being ‘mesmerised’ by the show’s judge Prue Leith

The cooking enthusiast and actor, 40, declared that nothing can top the Channel 4 competition while also praising fellow GBBO judge Paul Hollywood

Speaking about how he has improved his baking skills throughout the pandemic, he said to PA news agency: ‘I have always cooked and I’ve always loved to cook.

‘Nothing can beat it’: Jake Gyllenhaal revealed on Friday that he is a huge Great British Bake Off fan and he confessed to being ‘mesmerised’ by the show’s judge Prue Leith

‘And there are many things that I have hoped and wished that I would be able to do, that I had always deemed in my mind to be impossible.  

‘And then I made them and it’s opened my entire world. Things like, literally no joke, a black and white cookie.   

‘I’ve searched the world for the perfect black and white cookie and never found it, and so now I get to try and make the perfect one for myself.’

When asked if he would ever put his cooking skills to the test on a TV programme, he declared his love for GBBO. 

Fan: The actor, 40, declared that nothing can top the Channel 4 competition while praising the South African restaurateur, 81, (pictured) and fellow GBBO judge Paul Hollywood

Fan: The actor, 40, declared that nothing can top the Channel 4 competition while praising the South African restaurateur, 81, (pictured) and fellow GBBO judge Paul Hollywood

He responded: ‘In my mind, there’s literally nothing that can beat The Great British Baking Show [the US title for GBBO]. So no, the answer to that is no.

‘Though Prue is my favourite. I’m mesmerised by her spectacles. Her coats or spectacles change and it’s almost as if they change every shot.

‘Or do they change every show? I can’t figure it out. And I just adore her. Prue’s fantastic. I do really love Mr Hollywood, but you know, she’s amazing.’

Jake has spent the pandemic cooking up a storm in the kitchen and spending time with his girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu.

Love: 'Though Prue is my favourite. I¿m mesmerised by her spectacles,' he said before adding: 'I just adore her. Prue¿s fantastic. I do really love Mr Hollywood, but you know, she¿s amazing'

Love: ‘Though Prue is my favourite. I’m mesmerised by her spectacles,’ he said before adding: ‘I just adore her. Prue’s fantastic. I do really love Mr Hollywood, but you know, she’s amazing’

In May, he discussed the possibility of becoming a father during an interview with Access Hollywood.

The Donnie Darko star chatted with the outlet while promoting his new film Spirit Untamed alongside voice co-star Julianne Moore.

When asked if she could see Jake as a father, the Oscar-winning actress, 60, exclaimed: ‘Oh my God, I think he’d be the perfect dad, period!’

She then teased Jake, stating: ‘What’s the hold up Jake? Come on man!’ 

‘That’s a bigger question I think, one that I think is important for Access Hollywood to know about!’ the actor quipped before giving a serious response: ‘Truly, I don’t know… I think that it’s getting to be time.’

The Bubble Boy actor has been linked to his French girlfriend, 25, since 2018, when sources told Us Weekly that the relationship had become serious.   

‘Jeanne is very mature for her age. She’s quirky, smart and loves history, reading; she’s a really great and well-rounded person,’ a source told the magazine. 

Couple: Jake has spent the pandemic cooking up a storm in the kitchen and spending time with his girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu, 25, whom he has been dating since at least 2018

Couple: Jake has spent the pandemic cooking up a storm in the kitchen and spending time with his girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu, 25, whom he has been dating since at least 2018

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