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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively shock fans as they join cast of Great British Bake Off in surprise photo

The actor posed alongside Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively shock fans as they join cast of Great British Bake Off in surprise photo
Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
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Ryan Reynolds has shocked fans of the Great British Bake Off by sharing a photo of himself in the iconic white tent - and wife Blake was there as well.

The Deadpool actor, who has been spending a lot of time in the UK recently thanks to his busy schedule as the owner of Wrexham Football Club, could be seen smiling in between Bake Off judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

Ryan was beaming in the photo as he placed an arm around each judge. Clearly thrilled to be there, the 46-year-old wrote: "A full and unconditional hug of pure serotonin @paul.hollywood & @prueleith."

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Paul later shared a picture that revealed Ryan's wife Blake had also visited the iconic white tent.

"Sorry Prue, Blake (@blakelively) has taken your seat… welcome to cake corner Blake," Paul captioned the picture that saw Blake wrap her arm around Paul's as they sat at the table inside the tent.

Ryan Reynolds stands in between Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood
Ryan Reynolds paid a visit to the Bake Off tent

 Fans were, naturally, loving the photo and overjoyed at the idea that Ryan could be seen in an upcoming episode of the beloved show. Although the reasons why the famous father-of-four was on set are not yet known, many are hoping that Ryan could be set to make a cameo. One person wrote: "I swear to god if you are on one of the special edition episodes I will lose my mind."

A second was equally wowed by the photo, commenting: "If happiness were a picture," as a third joked: "Hollywood meets Hollywood."

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Meanwhile, others were keen for the Canadian actor to make his presence in the UK more permanent. "Just give the man a UK citizenship already. Guys an absolute legend," said a fan. Another added: "So football and bake off… I think prime minister next??? Please. For all British people everywhere."

It's no secret that Ryan is a fan of Bake Off. The star, who is married to fellow actress Blake Lively, previously told PEOPLE that he and his wife of 11 years unwind by watching the light-hearted baking competition. 

Paul and Blake posed together in the tent© Paul Hollywood
Paul and Blake posed together in the tent

"We live in a world that's pretty divisive right now and there’s a lot going on. And I like that show just because it's a nice thing to watch at night," he said.

"Everybody on the show is nice to each other, which I find refreshing. It’s not really about anything that’s going to remind you of chaos."

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively on the red carpet © Gotham
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are big fans of the baking competition

Away from his busy career, Ryan and Blake, are doting parents to James, eight, Inez, six, and three-year-old Betty. 

They also welcomed their newborn, whose gender and name have not yet been revealed, earlier this year. The family-of-six live in New York.