Mary takes on Bake Off in TV battle
MARY Berry is set to go head-to-head with the new Great British Bake-Off with her own cookery show.
A search for a second judge to join the former Great British Bake Off star on Britain’s Best Cook continues.
Instead of focusing on baking, Mary, 82 ( above), will cast her eye on home cooking – from a traditional roast to an “ingenious twist on chicken curry or an irresistible chocolate pudding”.
A group of 10 contestants will be asked to serve “the most perfect version of dishes that define modern British home cooking” and “create their special take on well-loved classics” in the eight-part series.
Mary said: “I am never more at home than when I have my judging hat on.
“This series is going to encourage proper home cooking – which I have always championed – and I cannot wait to start.” SIR Arthur Conan Doyle, who created Sherlock Holmes, was a founder and the first goalkeeper of football club Portsmouth FC. me! meFactFactme!