What’s bak­ing queen Mary so ex­cited about?

The queen of Great Bri­tish Bake Off is crowned best judge at Na­tional Tele­vi­sion Awards

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Qasim Per­acha quasim.per­acha@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: QasimPer­acha

BUCK­ING­HAMSHIRE’S beloved Mary Berry was crowned Best Judge at the glit­ter­ing Na­tional Tele­vi­sion Awards cer­e­mony at the O2 Arena in London last night.

The 81-year old was awarded the ac­co­lade for her work on the Great Bri­tish Bake Off, a pro­gramme she has left af­ter be­ing judge for seven se­ries.

Mary, who lives in Penn, faced stiff com­pe­ti­tion in the cat­e­gory from Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent’s David Wal­liams and X-Fac­tors Nicole Scherzinger and the boss of both shows Si­mon Cow­ell.

Mary Berry has left the Great Bri­tish Bake Off af­ter it was pur­chased by Chan­nel 4 how­ever will still be on our screens this year with two up­com­ing BBC se­ries.

She also had to beat off 72 year-old Len Good­man who judged his last ev­ery episode of Strictly Come Danc­ing in De­cem­ber.

Len did not leave empty handed, with Strictly tak­ing the award for Best Tal­ent Show.

Mary seemed quite sur­prised at her vic­tory, tak­ing a few sec­onds to leave her chair, cheered on by cur­rent Bake-Off champ Candice Brown and the star-stud­ded crowd.

In her speech, she said she loved judg­ing and that it had been a great hon­our.

“I think I know how to bake and I love telling peo­ple that next time do a lit­tle bit bet­ter, but the greatest re­ward is that all the young are bak­ing” she added.

Mary re­cently launched a cook­book com­pan­ion to her im­pend­ing BBC Two show Mary Berry Ev­ery­day, where she will be cel­e­brat­ing the food and in­gre­di­ents she uses most, prov­ing you don’t need an ex­otic larder to cook well. She also has a new BBC One se­ries this year, where she ex­plores the se­crets of some of Bri­tain’s greatest his­tor­i­cal houses.

Mary Berry re­acts to win­ning the Best TV Judge dur­ing the Na­tional Tele­vi­sion Awards on Wed­nes­day last week


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