Jade Thirlwall admits Paul Hollywood's eyes made her "hot and bothered" on 'The Great Celebrity Bake Off'.

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall

The Little Mix star appears in tonight's (30.03.21) Stand Up To Cancer celebrity episode of the Channel 4 baking competition, and during the show she tries to get a coveted 'Hollywood Handshake' from the judge.

Before making her move, she says: "I think I will be a bit starstruck when I see Paul and Prue.

“I am a proper fan and Paul’s eyes are something else aren’t they? I’m getting all hot and bothered.”

And once they meet for the first time, she adds: "Oh, Paul's eyes! Very intense isn't it?"

The 28-year-old singer appears on this week's episode alongside YouTuber KSI, TV presenter Stacey Dooley and comedian Katherine Ryan.

Speaking before the show, Jade told Radio Times magazine: "My experience up until 'Bake Off' was that yes, I have baked – but always a pre-made pack.”

And although she practised for two days before heading into the famous tent, she admitted she had mixed results across two challenges.

She said: “I attempted the first challenge. It went horrifically wrong, then I tried it again and it went OK.

“Then I tried the big showstopper. I think I did a good job but once the time is whittled down to three-and-a-half hours, it can all go a bit pear-shaped."

Jade is taking part in the Stand Up To Cancer special to honour her grandmother and auntie after losing both of them to the disease.

She added: "Until you see someone you really love experience cancer, you don’t fully realise how terrible it is.”