Mary Berry to leave The Great British Bake Off
The much loved Mary Berry has announced she is to leave the show when it moves to Channel 4.
She says the decision comes out of loyalty to the BBC who have nurtured her and be show from day one.
She said in a statement: “What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of 7 years of magic in a tent – The Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off family – Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter.
“My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my decision.
“I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it.
“Farewell to soggy bottoms.”
More to follow.