Bake Off’s Mary Berry on her TV reunion with Mel and Sue

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It’s all over, everyone.

Last night, on the 26 October, we watched Candice win the Great British Bake Off when the finale aired on BBC One – marking the end of a series, and the end of an era for GBBO fans everywhere.

As of next year, the show will be moving to a new home on Channel 4.

And now Mary Berry has spoken out about her decision to stay loyal to the Beeb - and her future TV career plans with Mel and Sue.

During an interview on Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, she explained: “It was a gut feeling [to quit].

“It was gut feeling and I made it straight away to myself, having discussed it with my family and others.

“I'm really happy I've stayed with the BBC. Everything I've ever done really has been with the BBC and I wanted to be with them.”


More excitingly, however, Berry went on to reveal that she doesn’t just see herself remaining loyal to the BBC; she also wants to stick close to Mel and Sue, too.

“We haven't actually got together, but we will do something because we're good pals, and who knows what it will be.”

Hmm - could it be, perchance, BBC One’s upcoming new cookery show?

After all, The Big Fat Family Cooking Challenge has been as a “feel-good show full of character and warmth with authentic home cooking at its heart”… aka the new Bake Off.

However Berry refused to confirm anything, remaining extremely coy when pressed for further details on the triumvirate’s plans.

“Well, it may not be baking,” she said. “You never know, it could be gardening. I’m a very keen gardener you know.”

She went on to add: “We haven't been approached,” she said.

“We would love to do something together but we'll just have to wait and see. I just love their humour.”

Don’t we all, Bezza?


Paul Hollywood, sadly, will not be joining his former co-stars in their future endeavours.

He recently confirmed that he had signed a new three-year deal (rumoured to be worth £1 million) with Channel 4, and will be staying on as a Bake Off judge.

In a statement, he said: “I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4.

"I want to thank the BBC and Mel and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding.”

He added that the show had “been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn’t turn my back on all that – the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget… the squirrels”.

Images: BBC One