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Mary Berry Quits Judging Role On Junior Version Of 'Great British Bake Off'


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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 BerryMary Berry will be stepping down as a judge on the kids' version of 'Great British Bake Off'

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Mary Berry - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Press and VIP view. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 18th May 2015

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Mary Berry - Mary Berry outside the ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th May 2015

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British Academy Television Awards - Arrivals

Mary Berry - House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) held at Theatre Royal - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015

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TV Bafta Awards 2015

Mary Berry - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2015 which were held at the Theatre Royal in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015

BAFTA TV awards Arrivals

Mary Berry - House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, Arrivals at the Theatre Royal - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015

Mary Berry Vandalised Paul Hollywood's Car & Signed Her Graffiti 'Love Mary'


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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
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry at the 2014 National Television Awards.

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Is 'The Great British Bake Off' Really Too Smutty?


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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.

The Great British Bake OffDoes 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."

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Danny Dyer Tries to Give Mary Berry "Full-On" Kiss. Awkwardness Ensues


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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 DyerDanny 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.

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Mary Berry Would Rather Children "Give Her a Pill" Than Become a Burden


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'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 The Great British Bake OffMary 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.

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Diana Beard Quits 'Great British Bake Off' After Baked-Alaska-Gate


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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 HollywoodPaul 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.

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The Great British Bake-Off: The Case of a Baked Alaska Sabotage?


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Sabotage! A baked Alaska sabotage! Not the cries of this writer, but the masses on Twitter during Wednesday night's instalment of the 'Great British Bake-Off'. Iain - the Northern Irish one with the massive orange beard - was kicked off the show after failing to produce anything but an aluminium wheelie bin in the showstopper challenge. But was it really his fault?

The Great British Bake OffPaul Hollywood [L] and Mary Berry [Centre] on 'The Great British Bake Off'

The construction engineer was falling behind on the task anyway after failing to make a half decent sponge for his base, but things got worse when fellow contestant Diana Beard - the older woman who wears Nike Air Max trainers - apparently removed his pudding from the freezer. After finding his now defrosted Alaska settled on the side, Iain screeched "No! why would you take someone's ice cream OUT of the freezer?!" below sloping off towards that massive mansion outside the bake off marquee. On his return, Iain realised that his pudding would not suffice and subsequently slid it off the tray and into the bin - left only to face the ire of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

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The Return Of 'The Great British Bake Off' Attracts Millions, Once More


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'The Great British Bake Off' has returned to the nation’s screens and, judging by the popular reception to the fifth series, there’s no sign of baking fatigue.

GBBO contestants
It's back: 'The Great British Bake Off' attracted over 7 million viewers for the first episode of the fifth series

Having moved from BBC Two to BBC One, the first episode recorded an average of 7.2 million viewers. It took a 34.6% share of its timeslot, beating all other programming hands down. The figure is also up on last year’s maiden episode, which attracted 5.6 million.

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Contestants announced for 2014 Great British Bake-Off


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The twelve contestants have been announced for the upcoming series of ‘The Great British Bake-Off’. The most notable aspect of the announcement is that the new series will feature both the oldest and the youngest contestants yet: Diana from Shropshire, aged 69, will face off against 17 year old Martha from Berkshire.

Great British Bake Off 2014 contestants
The Great British Bake-Off contestants 2014: Diana (far left) is the oldest contestant; Martha (4th from left) is the youngest

Over the coming months we’ll become much better acquainted with all of this year’s contestants. The fifth series will be presented, as ever, by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, and the contestants’ offerings will be judged by the familiar panel of cookery writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood.

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Great British Bake Off's Kimberley Wilson Criticises "Cocksure" Portrayal After Abuse


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Kimberley Wilson came pretty close to winning the BBC's The Great British Bake Off after appearing amongst the final three bakers fighting it out for the crown. In the end Kim's squishy picnic pie, her ham-fisted pretzel and her lack-lustre wedding cake saw competitor Frances Quinn steam ahead to claim the title of Britain's best amateur baker.

GBBO Contestants Final
Kimberley Wilson [Centre] Has Claimed That Hers Was Not An Accurate Portrayal On The 'Bake Off.'

Psychologist Kimberley and fellow rival Ruby Tandoh were cast off by judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry who preferred Frances' intricate creations. Throughout the series, it seemed as though Kimberley was being set up to win: every perfect bake would emerge from the oven easily within the timeframe and would be placed with a glowing smile in front of the adoring judges.

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