Mary Berry’s first show revealed since quitting the Great British Bake Off
It has been revealed that Mary Berry will be the host of a new BBC One series called Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Greatest House.
The 81-year-old national treasure announced that she would not be following the Great British Bake Off over to rival broadcaster Channel 4 out of “loyalty” to the BBC in September.
However, Mary has now signed her first deal with the BBC since the corporation lost its bid to continue airing Bake Off.
The new programme will see our favourite baker explore various British stately homes and create delicious new recipes that are inspired by and celebrate the building’s history.
In each 30-minute episode, Mary will visit the kitchens, gardens and private rooms of each location as well as meet with the staff and public who live and work there to learn more about her surroundings, before using her new-found knowledge to cook her tasty dishes.
In a statement, Mary admitted she was “so excited” to be doing the new six-part series with the BBC. She said: “I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the great houses we visit.”
BBC director of content Charlotte Moore also said about the new show: “This series will be a real treat for BBC One viewers to go behind the scenes with Mary Berry and explore Britain’s great houses through her love of cooking.”
Managing director at production company Shine TV, Tanya Shaw, also confessed that they couldn’t have secured a better presenter more fitting for the role than Mary: “Following the success of Mary Berry’s Easter Feast last year, we are delighted to be working with Mary on this exciting new series.
“I can’t think of anyone more perfect to tell the stories of these great households and to bring us such a unique insight into Britain’s rich culinary past.”