Everything We Know About 'Classic Mary Berry' So Far
In the wake of the controversy over the Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4, long time hosts Mary Berry, Sue Perkins, and Mel Giedroyc all departed the beloved baking competition, leaving only Paul Hollywood behind. A new set of judges moved in to take over the show, leaving some audiences skeptical that the latest iteration of the Great British Bake Off would live up to it’s reputation. Prue Leith seemed to struggle in her new role given a certain social media mishap, but otherwise the show remains a national (and international) treasure. Meanwhile, Berry has moved on from the hosting job that (re)made her a household name to live her best life, and she’s got a new show premiering on BBC One this year, called Classic Mary Berry.
In a recent interview, Berry revealed that the show will be all about simplicity and ease, featuring recipes that can be “assembled quickly,” with “not too many ingredients.” The show also inspired a recently released cookbook packed with “delicious, no-fuss” recipes called Classic.
A new trailer for the show, released yesterday, sees Berry traveling around the English countryside (at one point by train), touring farms, tasting home cooked meals, and then returning to her own kitchen to dish out her “tips and techniques” for cooking with “almost no fuss.” She’s still her charming, sprightly self that the world got to know on the Great British Bake Off.
Berry isn’t done yet though: She’s also been tapped to present a new cooking competition on the BBC called Britain’s Best Cook. The show will be hosted by Claudia Winkleman and will feature ten home cooks preparing “the most perfect version of dishes that define modern British home cooking as well as [creating] their special take on well-loved classics.”
No exact air date has been announced for either show as of yet, though both are expected to premiere this year.