The 51-year-old chef was visiting Italy to find out what makes the country “tick” when to comes to cars and was joined by Bruno for the day when the incident happened.
Broadcast this evening, the duo had a surprising encounter with the police when they were stopped on the Autostrada while “speeding” in a bright orange Lamborghini.
Paul said: “The problem is, Italians see the Autostrada as god’s own race track. So the traffic police out here are properly tooled up.”
As the police pulled alongside and flagged the TV pair to pull over in a blue customised Lamborghini, Bruno gasped: “Oh my god, Paul,” as the Great British Bake Off Judge asked: “Has he put the paddle out?”
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We have to follow them. Don’t do a runner. S**t!
Panicking, Bruno said: “We have to follow them. Don’t do a runner. S**t!” as Paul claimed: “I wasn’t going fast!”
Shocked, Bruno replied: “Yeah, you were a bit,” prompting Paul to state: “We’re in it together. It’s a team. If we go to prison, we go together.”
Distancing himself from the former BBC Bake Off judge who moved his career to Channel 4, Bruno said: “No, you’re in on your own. I’m Italian, I know nothing! I have a career!”
Speaking on the voice over, Paul continued: “Pulling us over is possibly one of the coolest police cars in the world. Lamborghini donated two of these to the Italian state police. Of course, my producers set this up. But we may have forgotten to tell Bruno.”
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Protesting his innocence, Bruno told the police: “I have to apologise for the manner of my driver. I don’t have any responsibility for him. He’s been hired for the day and he was showing off. He was showing off. It’s almost worth the ticket just to see that stopping you.”
Admiring the police Lamborghini, Paul gushed: “This is the prettiest police car I’ve ever seen,” as Bruno fruitily added: “This is the bull’s boll***s. I’m sorry, it is.”
The police then revealed that the main purpose of the Lamborghini car was for organ transportation, but has also been used in a few high speed chases.
Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Trip continues next Sunday on BBC Two at 9pm.