The 81-year-old star of The Great British Bake Off was asked about whether she would ever put her dancing shoes on, leading her to exclaim: “Never, ever, ever. I’m so clumsy! My husband would leave me and my children would shut me out! I am not doing Strictly. I admire it.”
She took home the gong for Best TV Judge at tonight’s glitzy ceremony, fending off tough competition from the likes of Simon Cowell and Len Goodman.
Speaking to media including Express.co.uk, Mary said that the win felt like “a mistake” and that she felt bad it had not gone to Strictly Come Dancing star Len, 72, because it was his last year on the BBC series.
Mary also spoke about life after The Great British Bake Off, saying that she had “loved every single minute” of her seven years on the show.
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I’m so clumsy! My husband would leave me and my children would shut me out! I am not doing Strictly
“I’m doing lots of things at the BBC. I’ve nothing but wonderful memories of The Great British Bake Off,” she said, before adding about the programmes shift to Channel 4: “It’s moving on, it will be different. Just wait and see.”
She confessed that the outpouring of love and grief when she was stepping down from the series meant a lot to her and that she responded to all the letters sent to her.
The queen of cakes said there were no hard feelings between her and fellow judge Paul Hollywood, saying that she would be watching The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4.
“Of course, I’ll be seeing what they’re up to. I want to see Paul Hollywood because we’re still great friends,” she explained.
Mary Berry won the award for judging cakes and pastry on The Great British Bake Off
Inside the National Television Awards 2017
Wed, January 25, 2017
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She added that she wanted to watch with hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again: “I can think of nothing better. We are a great team and they just make me laugh and we’re very close, we’re very lucky.”
But Mary is far from resting on her laurels, she revealed that was doing a programme called Every Day, which she describes as “family cooking with a twist” and will be hitting screens in February.
The new series took her all over Britain by herself including Scotland: “I enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve been milking goats and making goats’ cheese and all sorts of things.”
But she said it was something of a family affair with her grandchildren helping her to whip up dishes: “After all, when you’re family you do cook together.”