The mega popular show’s contract with the BBC expires after next years seventh series.
The BBC could face a pricey battle to keep 'The Great British Bake Off' and its stars Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. The broadcaster’s three year contract with the firm behind the show is up next year and executives will reportedly soon enter talks with the two judges.
‘GBBO’ judge Mary Berry.
According to The Mirror, Berry and Hollywood will be able to “name their price” in negotiations. Currently, the pair earn a reported £500,000 a series, but this could be set to increase drastically as the BBC battles to keep the surprise hit series.
US viewers could be about to fall in love with Mary Berry as the ‘GBBO’ tries again to go Stateside.
'The Great British Bake Off' judge Mary Berry could be about to go Stateside to critique America’s baking hopefuls in a US version of the popular British show. The 80 year old is reportedly being lined up to reprise her role as a judge in an American version of the series, which is being made by the ABC network.
Mary Berry is reportedly being eyed for the US version of the 'Great British Bake Off'.
It wont be the first time the British baking show has been repackaged for US audiences, but ABC are hoping that this version will be a lot more successful than CBS’ s ‘The American Baking Competition’ which flopped in 2013.
Continue reading: Is Mary Berry Headed Stateside For 'Great British Bake Off' US Remake?
Spoiler alert! Mary just revealed which contestant will exit the 'GBBO' next.
‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Mary Berry suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue during her appearance on Radio 2’s breakfast show with Chris Evans this morning (August 19th), when she revealed which contestant would be exiting the show next. So if you’re a fan of the BBC baking contest it’s probably advisable to stop reading right about now.
Mary Berry revealed a big ‘GBBO’ spoiler on Chris Evan’s breakfast show.
Discussing the contestants who have already left the show with Evans, Mary mistakenly said, “Wait a minute, we’ve lost three.”
Continue reading: Oops! Did Mary Berry Just Reveal A Big 'Great British Bake Off' Spoiler?
Contestant Marie Campbell impressed the judges on the show’s first episode last week.
We’re only one episode into the new series of 'The Great British Bake Off' but scandal has already hit the cookery show as it’s been claimed one contestant has received past ‘professional training’. 66 year old Marie Campbell who was named star baker in the first episode of the show last Wednesday (thanks to her Madeira cake and Black Forest gateau) has been accused of not being an 'amateur' baker and receiving professional training.
A new scandal has hit the ‘GBBO'.
The Mail on Sunday reports that Mary has received training at top French school, the famous Ecole Escoffier at the Paris Ritz for a patisserie course before she ran an online cupcake business and taught classes for other chefs.
The 80 year old will be freeing up time in her busy schedule by stepping down from the children's edition of 'GBBO' when it returns in November.
A fortnight before the new series of cosy TV institution ‘The Great British Bake Off’ returns to screens to basically signal the end of summer, judge Mary Berry has announced that she’ll be lightening her workload by quitting the junior version of the competition.
The 80 year old baking expert Berry has been judging on the show since it launched in 2010, an incredibly popular format that attracted average audiences of over 10 million during its fifth season last year. Ahead of the sixth, she’s announced that she won’t be running the rule over the children’s offering when 'Junior Bake Off' returns in November this year.
Mary Berry will be stepping down as a judge on the kids' version of 'Great British Bake Off'
Paul Hollywood, appearing on a talk show, explained how Mary Berry vandalised his car whilst the two were on 'The Great British Bake Off'.
Mary Berry could have faced criminal charges if her Great British Bake Off co-star Paul Hollywood had chosen to press charges!
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry at the 2014 National Television Awards.
Points of View ran a segment on the innuendos used in 'The Great British Bake Off'
Despite being one of the most watched programmes on British television, The Great British Bake-Off is coming in for criticism for its apparent smuttiness. BBC complaints show Points of View featured a segment on the baking contest, featuring viewers unhappy with the regular innuendos made by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
Does Mel [R] take the innuendos too far?
One viewer emailed: "They get smuttier and smuttier, and it's totally unnecessary. Mary Berry looked quite embarrassed on the first programme of this series and so were we as a family."
Continue reading: Is 'The Great British Bake Off' Really Too Smutty?
Danny Dyer won the soap award for best actor, but then things started to get weird.
Well, it was an eventful TV Choice Awards on Monday night (September 8, 2014) and not just because Danny Dyer was given an award for acting. It was after he was announced as Best Soap Actor that things started to get...weird.
Danny Dyer [center] won Best Soap Actor
First of all, Dyer took to the stage to collect his prize and seemed confused over whether the award he was handed by comedian and host David Mitchell was for him or not.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Tries To Give Mary Berry "Full-On" Kiss. Awkwardness Ensues
Mary Berry is currently one of the BBC's biggest stars, but she has no intention of living as long as her mother, who died aged 105.
'The Great British Bake Off' judge Mary Berry says she would rather her children "give me a pill" then become a burden on her family. The writer turned TV star is currently one of the most popular stars at the BBC thanks to the huge success of the baking competition, though Berry says she has no wish to live as long as her mother, who died aged 105.
Mary Berry [center] filming 'The Great British Bake Off'
Berry told the Radio Times: "I have no desire to be a centenarian. I think 90 is a great time. You've had a good innings. You have to deal with the cards that have been dealt, of course, but I don't think very old age, if you haven't got your marbles, can be very nice.
Continue reading: Mary Berry Would Rather Children "Give Her A Pill" Than Become A Burden
It's goodbye to Diana Beard, but the BBC is has nothing to do with Iain's "baked Alaska" nightmare.
Diana Beard had quit the Great British Bake Off following the now infamous 'baked Alaska' incident shown on last night's show (August 27, 2014). However, the BBC said her departure was down to illness and was unrelated to Iain Watters' controversial elimination from the show.
Paul Hollywood was not impressed with Iain's non-existent baked alaska
Twitter erupted into a huge pudding of indignity after Watters threw his baked Alaska into the bin because it had not frozen - subsequently being given his marching orders by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. The problem being that rival baker Diana took the ice cream out of the freezer and left it on her workspace. Viewers were furious with the situation and the BBC received 556 complaints.
Continue reading: Diana Beard Quits 'Great British Bake Off' After Baked-Alaska-Gate
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