Mary Berry appears to have given her seal of approval to Paul Hollywood and The Great British Bake Off's move to Channel 4, despite staying loyal to the BBC herself

Mary Berry has given her seal of approval to the new Bake Off and Paul Hollywood.

The baking queen has decided to stay at the BBC, alongside hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, while Paul Hollywood is moving with the show to Channel 4.

Paul Hollywood
Paul Hollywood (BBC/Love Productions/Tom Graham)


Now she’s told The Sun how she thinks Bake Off will do on the rival channel.

“It’s going to be different, but I’m sure Paul will carry it on successfully,” Mary said at the National Reality TV Awards.

Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, judges and presenters of The Great British Bake Off
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins with judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood (Ian West/PA)


“I’m sure it’ll be very successful with Paul.”

Mary did not reveal what new shows she might be cooking up on the BBC, but added: “Mel and Sue are brilliant and we had a marvellous time on the programme and that’s how it will remain.”

Mary is thought be in discussions with the BBC about a rival baking competition.

University support worker Rav Bansal became the sixth contestant to exit the series this week.