The 76-year-old is tipped to take over from Berry on ‘The Great British Bake Off’.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ have reportedly found their replacement for the much loved Mary Berry, 76-year-old cookery writer Prue Leith.
Leith shares many similarities with her friend Berry and Channel 4 are said to be describing it as a “like for like” replacement, that will hopefully bring back viewers when the show returns later this year.
But for those of us who are unfamiliar, it’s time to get to know Prue Leith.
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The presenter made the controversial decision to jump ship to Channel 4 back in September.
‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Paul Hollywood says that his decision to follow the show to Channel 4 meant he got worse press than the Yorkshire Ripper.
Speaking to The Times, Hollywood opened up about his decision to jump ship from the BBC, saying that he knew he would be made out to be the villain in the situation.
Paul Hollywood has opened up about his decision to stay with 'Bake Off'
The Great British Bake two paired up for the BBC Good Food Show
In what may be the last time these two cooking stalwarts get together, Great British Bake Off professionals Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood shared a toast as they reunited for the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham.
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood teamed up for the BBC Good Food Show - but could it be the last time?
Fans of the two chefs (and mostly fans of Bake Off) were delighted to see the judges enjoying each other’s company - particularly after the tumultuous summer viewers have had when it was announced Bake Off was moving to Channel 4.
Continue reading: Mary Berry And Paul Hollywood Reunite For What Could Be The Last Time
There’s going to be no shortage of Mary Berry on the BBC over the next year.
Mary Berry might be done with ‘The Great British Bake Off’, but the 81-year-old’s loyalty to the BBC has been rewarded with another new show.
After announcing ‘Mary Berry's Secrets from Britain's Great Houses’, earlier this month, the BBC has now revealed Mary will front another new show titled ‘Mary Berry Everyday’.
Mary Berry will soon be back on the BBC
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'Bake Off' may have disappeared from the BBC, but Mary Berry certainly hasn't.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ may have departed the BBC leaving millions mourning in its wake, but at least one person is already looking to the future, as Mary Berry has announced details of a new programme on the network combining British stately homes and food history.
Nearly two months ago, the nation was left surprised and saddened when the BBC lost the huge ratings winner to Channel 4 after producers Love Productions accepted a £75 million bid – promptly causing co-head judge Berry and co-hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to say they wouldn’t sign up for the new series.
Mary Berry has revealed details of a new BBC cooking show
Continue reading: Mary Berry Announces New BBC Show Combining Stately Homes And Cooking
Britain's best-loved TV show is moving to Channel 4
Despite the final ever episode of Bake Off as we know it already airing on the BBC, the drama between Britain’s best-loved show, the corporation and programme makers, Love Productions, continues as the public’s patience is tested yet again now BBC bosses have been forced to axe a Comic Relief Bake Off special.
Bake Off BBC style has officially come to an end
The show would see Paul and Mary reunite one last time but Love Productions have said no.
The pair are said to have a ‘tense exchange’ on tonight’s episode.
‘Great British Bake Off’ stars Sue Perkins and Paul Hollywood are said to not be on the best of terms, with tensions boiling over on tonight’s episode.
The competition is now in its semi-final stages and according to reports, Sue and Paul have a 'tense exchange' in a scene which will air tonight.
Sue Perkins and Paul Hollywood may not be on the best of terms anymore
The ‘IT Crowd’ star could be the saviour Channel 4 needs to keep ‘Bake Off’ fans happy.
Richard Ayoade has reportedly become the frontrunner to host ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and fans of the show are welcoming the news.
After the departure of Mary Berry and hosts Mel Geidroyc and Sue Perkins, many viewers said they would boycott the show when it moves to Channel 4, but Ayoade may be the key to keeping the fan base happy.
Richard Ayoade is said to be the frontrunner to host the 'Great British Bake Off'
Saunders and comedy partner Dawn French were rumoured to be in the running to take over from Mel and Sue.
Reports over the weekend stated that French and Saunders were top of Channel 4’s list to replace Mel and Sue, but the comedian has called the story ‘b******s’.
Jennifer Saunders says she won’t be hosting the ‘Bake Off’ with Dawn French
The Greatest British TV Saga Continues
And so the biggest saga on British TV continues: baking Queen Mary Berry could set up a rival show with funny girls Mel and Sue in direct competition to Channel 4 as the Great British Bake Off leaves the BBC.
Mary Berry could set up a BBC rival to Channel 4's Bake Off
The new cookery programme could feature three out of the four Bake Off stars after Paul Hollywood was the only person from the original format to jump ship and head over to BBC’s newest rival.
The duo are said to be top of Channel 4’s list, along with Delia Smith.
Channel 4, who bought the baking show from the BBC for £75million last month, are also said to be after cookbook legend Delia Smith, 75, to work alongside Paul Hollywood as the replacement judge for Mary Berry.
Channel 4 are reportedly after legendary duo French and Saunders as the next ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts
The ‘Great British Bake Off’ star had an eye opening experience at the awards earlier this week.
‘The Great British Bake Off's’ Mary Berry was reportedly left shocked and dismayed by the antics she witnessed at the National Reality TV Awards.
The judge attended the ceremony on Thursday to pick up the award for Best Television Chef, but was left feeling a little out of place among the stars of ‘Love Island’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.
Continue reading: Mary Berry Left "Shocked" By Antics At National Reality TV Awards
While the TV cook predicted that 'Bake Off' would be "different" on Channel 4, she has every faith that Paul Hollywood will do a good job.
After her huge decision not to follow ‘The Great British Bake Off’ to Channel 4 next year, the show’s popular judge Mary Berry has spoken about what she thinks for its future away from the BBC.
Last week, the 81 year old announced that she was bowing out as ‘Bake Off’s head judge out of “loyalty” to the BBC and the years of massive ratings success that show has enjoyed there over the last half a decade.
Mary Berry has given about her predictions for 'Bake Off' on Channel 4
Continue reading: Mary Berry Predicts "Different" 'Great British Bake Off' On Channel 4
Could the last season's favourite be set to take on a presenting role on the new format?
One of Great British Bake Off 's most likeable winners, Nadiya Hussain, has embraced the show’s new move to Channel 4, prompting speculation that the series favourite could land a presenting role in the new format.
Nadiya Hussain won the nation's heart during her stint on Great British Bake Off
Nadiya, who won the last series in 2015 during an emotional final, could appear on the new Channel 4 show due to air for the first time in 2018 after current stalwarts, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Mary Berry, chose to stay at the BBC.
Continue reading: Bake Off's Nadiya Thinks The Show Can Do Well On Channel 4
A spokesperson for Berry has denied reports that she was always planning to leave the show after one more series.
A spokesperson for ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Mary Berry has denied reports that she’s set to retire. The Sunday People claimed that the 81-year-old had been reluctant to sign on for three more years of the baking competition, which led producers to seek out a new home for the show.
Mary Berry is not ready to give up judging soggy bottoms yet
A source had told the Sunday People: “Mary loves the show, but she had made it clear she wouldn’t be able to give any long-term commitments. Two years from now, she does not expect to be working at the rate she is currently – and the production team were aware of this.”
Could Geri be spicing up the baking show on Channel 4?
With Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins confirming they will not be returning to host the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on Channel 4, the show is now desperate to find a suitable replacement. According to reports, that name could be former Spice Girl Geri Horner, who is said to be high on Channel 4’s list of possibilities.
Would Geri Horner be a good choice to host the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on Channel 4?
The Sun reports that Geri is being secretly ‘sounded out’ by Channel 4 as a potential new host, with creators Love Productions believing that she would be a hit with fans and saying she already has great chemistry with Paul Hollywood, the only member of the ‘Bake Off’ team who is making the move to Channel 4.
Continue reading: Is Geri Horner Being Lined Up To Present 'The Great British Bake Off?'
Berry has followed the lead of Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins by announcing her departure from 'The Great British Bake Off' after the end of the current series.
Another devastating blow was dealt to fans of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ today, as head judge Mary Berry confirmed that she will not be a part of the show when it moves to Channel 4 next year.
The 81 year old baker and TV chef has sided with the show’s co-presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins in refusing to make the move from the BBC at the end of this year, and said in a statement delivered on Thursday (September 22nd) that she was making the decision out of “loyalty” to the show and its home on the BBC.
Mary Berry will not be following 'Bake Off' to Channel 4
Continue reading: Mary Berry Announces She WON'T Follow 'Bake Off' To Channel 4
The 50 year old 'Great British Bake Off' judge was spotted sneaking in the back door of the Channel 4 building this week.
Presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins may have already left ‘The Great British Bake Off’ ahead of its move to Channel 4 next year, but it looks as if at least one key figure from the show will stay on board as judge Paul Hollywood was spotted heading to a ‘secret meeting’ with the network this week.
According to pictures published by MailOnline on Wednesday (September 21st), the 50 year old turned up at Channel 4’s offices in central London in a blacked-out car, in which he waited until a chaperone arrived to escort him into the building via the back entrance.
Paul Hollywood went for a 'secret meeting' with Channel 4
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The ‘Sherlock’ creator says the BBC made the right decision in letting the ‘GBBO’ go.
‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has praised the BBC for refusing to pay the reported £25 million demanded by production company Love Productions to keep the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on their channel. Last week it was announced the show will be moving to Channel 4 next year, angering fans and resulting in hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quitting.
Steven Moffat has praised the BBC for letting the ‘Great British Bake Off’ go
Speaking at the Emmy awards Moffat said he’s had offers from other broadcasters to take ‘Sherlock’ but he's always refused them. "We have had offers, that's not what it's about. It should never be about that,” he told the Press Association. “I think the BBC was quite right not to reward greed. It's wrong.”
Could Jamie Oliver be judging the ‘Bake Off’ if Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood decide to leave?
Jamie Oliver has addressed rumours he could be set to join the judging panel of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ if the line-up changes when the show moves to Channel 4. Just last week the celebrity chef had said he’d ‘love’ to judge the show, but now Oliver has admitted he’s got too much on his plate to take on the responsibility.
Jamie Oliver has addressed those ‘Bake Off’ rumours
Last week Oliver was asked by Now magazine if he watched the show: “Yes, we watch Bake Off. The whole family loves it,” he said. “I love Mary Berry and it’s really great watching. Secretly, there’s always a part of me in mourning because I’d love to be one of the judges.
Continue reading: Jamie Oliver Speaks On 'Great British Bake Off' Judging Rumours
The news that the BBC has lost the rights to broadcast the popular baking competition has shocked fans, who are left wondering if the judges and presenters will follow.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ turned into the great British bidding war yesterday when it was revealed that the BBC had lost the rights to air the show, after falling to pay the reported £25 million a year asked for by production company, Love Productions. The rights were soon snapped up by Channel 4, in a move that has angered many viewers and raised questions about the show's future.
Will Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel and Sue still being overseeing the ‘GBBO’ on Channel 4?
Now we know where the show will be residing the big question is, will judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Geidroyc stick around? The foursome have always been supportive of the 'Bake Off' staying on the BBC and now fans are left questioning their future.
The corporation has lost its rights to the popular show leaving ITV free to take it up
It’s a Great British Tragedy. The BBC has lost the rights to its flagship show, The Great British Bake Off as ITV looks set to swoop in to take over the incredibly popular programme. It has been revealed that the current series will be the last with the corporation after the makers behind the programme broke off talks to renew the contract.
Will Mary Berry make the switch to ITV too?
It’s a blow for the BBC as Bake Off continues to be one of its most popular shows and a blow for fans who love the BBC Bake Off’s combination of innuendos, tension, presenting hilarity and picking judging.
Continue reading: This Will Be The Last Series Of Great British Bake Off On The BBC
Berry said in an interview that "no household should have a deep-fat fryer" - which 'MasterChef's Gregg Wallace described as an "attack on our British way of life".
‘MasterChef’ judge Gregg Wallace has hit back at comments made by ‘Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry this week about deep-fat fryers, calling them an “attack on our British way of life”.
The seventh series of the perennial BBC favourite ‘GBBO’ kicked off on Wednesday this week (August 24th) with 10.4 million tuning in, but the comments in question came in an interview that 81 year old Berry gave to Good Housekeeping later in the week about the correct nutrition for children. She said that there was no reason for any family to own a deep-fat fryer, and spoke out against fizzy drinks for kids.
Mary Berry's comments drew sharp criticism from Gregg Wallace
Continue reading: Gregg Wallace Slams Mary Berry's Comments About Deep-Fat Fryers
Mary Berry - Mary Berry makes a special appearance onstage at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and is joined by an eager young fan who ran onto the stage to sit on the Great British Bake Off star's lap at Three Counties Showground - Malvern, United Kingdom - Saturday 7th May 2016
Mary Berry - Mary Berry attends a book signing for her latest book 'Foolproof Cooking', which accompanies her current BBC series. at Waterstones, Piccadilly - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd March 2016
Berry will be presenting a new six-part series called 'Foolproof Cooking', headed for BBC2 at some point in 2016.
Mary Berry will be attempting to recovery from her American TV disappointment with a brand new baking show back in Britain, with a six-part series entitled ‘Foolproof Cooking’ in the pipeline for early next year.
Last week, it was rumoured that the 80 year old broadcaster’s new Stateside show ‘The Great Holiday Baking Show’ would be soon facing the axe, as ratings showed that it lost roughly a million viewers in the space of a few weeks.
'Bake Off's Mary Berry will be fronting a new BBC2 show, 'Foolproof Cooking', in 2016
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Mary Berry , Paul Hollywood - Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry do a live demonstration in the Supertheatre at the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the Birmingham NEC at NEC - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 27th November 2015
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?
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
At its peak, 7.9 million viewers were watching the return of GBBO for its fifth series.
'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.
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.
Continue reading: The Return Of 'The Great British Bake Off' Attracts Millions, Once More
The original Bake Off run may have ended, but bonus episodes kick off next week.
Sadly for us all, the nation’s favorite reality show, The Great British Bake Off, has come to a close. The ovens have cooled. The winner has been announced. And for once, it wasn’t with garish strobe lights and a confetti shower, but in the quaint tent, out in a field, as per Bake Off’s signature style.
Hopefully next season's move won't bring about any cast changes to upset the balance.
The three remaining contestants Ruby Tandoh, Frances Quinn and Kimberley Wilson were asked to whip up – well, more like patiently labour over – a wedding cake. Quinn wowed judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with a Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed creation, which won her the crown in the end, despite Quinn not being a favorite to begin with. But that was all four months ago – unlike other reality formats, Bake Off wasn’t filmed live. Even now, months after the event, Frances is still thrilled and in disbelief.
Continue reading: After Frances Quinn Victory, Bake Off Bids Farewell To BBC2
Frances was crowned as the winner of this season's 'Bake Off,' in a finale that was watched by millions
The Great British Bake Off came to an end last night in a finale that was watched by millions across the nation, who will have to think of something else to do with their Monday evenings now the show is over. We went into the final episode with the race seemingly won already by the constantly teary Ruby Tandoh . However a surprise winner emerged from the pack to take home the GBBO crown this year; Frances Quinn.
The finalists put up a good fight in the last episode of the GBBO
The three finalists, Frances, Ruby and Kimberley Wilson, began the hit BBC show with a signature bake, their task to be as creative as possible as they put together their savoury picnic pies. Both Kimberley and Ruby opted to got for a basket-shaped pie, with Ruby going for a vegetarian option, whilst Kimberley filled hers with chicken and pork. Kim's creation even had little pink pigs on the pastry too! Frances on the other hand went for something a little more adventurous and created a rainbow picnic pie, made from trout, rice and vegetables. Both Kimberley and Frances were given positive comments from the judges, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, but it was Ruby who impressed the pair the most as she was commended for her vegetable bake. With Ruby in the early lead, next up was the technical bake.
Continue reading: 'The Great British Bake Off' Crowns Surprise 2013 Winner