Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has apologised after being pictured wearing a Nazi uniform.
The Sun on Sunday in a World War Two outfit, including a swastika armband.
The 51-year-old said the pictures dated from 2003, when he went to a New Year’s Eve party as a character from the 1980s WW2-set BBC comedy series .
In a statement he said: “I am absolutely devastated if this caused offence to anyone.”
One picture shows Hollywood smiling in a photo in a pub alongside a friend, who is also wearing a Nazi military uniform.
In another image, they are joined by friends wearing French-style berets.
As well as the red armband, Hollywood’s outfit included an Iron Cross medal and a badge featuring a Nazi eagle.
During in 2015, Hollywood learned about the experiences of his grandfather Norman Harman during World War 2, when he served as an anti-aircraft gunner.
’s Paul Hollywood stunned pub drinkers after turning up dressed in full Nazi officer uniform
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In his statement, Hollywood said he had been on his way to a TV comedy-themed party 14 years ago when the pictures were taken.
He added: “Everyone who knows me knows I am incredibly proud of the efforts of those, including my own grandfather, who fought against the Nazis during the war.”
Hollywood is currently on TV in the first Channel 4 series of , alongside new fellow judge Prue Leith and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.