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Bake Off star calls in the law.

Byline: KERRI-ANN ROPER reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

GREAT British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood says he had to take legal action to patent his surname.

The star of the BBC show claims he faced a backlash from "a huge amount of people in California" over calling himself Hollywood.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, he said: "The lawyer in London sent out this letter saying what I wanted to do and a huge amount of people from California said that I couldn't call myself Hollywood.

"So my lawyer sent back letters saying my family name goes back 600 years and if you can prove Hollywood has been around longer than that he will back down.

"Otherwise he will sue you for using his name on a sign on the side of a mountain. They dropped everything."

Dame Joan Collins also appeared on the show and spoke of her late sister Jackie's braveness at keeping her illness a secret.

She added: "I think if you are a celebrity in Hollywood and there is a hint there is something wrong, you will be hounded by the press." ? The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One at 10.35pm.

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