The Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry turned down the chance to appear in Strictly Come Dancing.

The celebrity chef and TV personality revealed that she enjoyed watching the show, but would not star in it herself.

Strictly champions Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani



Strictly champions Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani (Guy Levy/BBC)

 

When asked what the last TV show was that she turned down, she told Radio Times it was the popular BBC One programme.

“My husband and children would kill me. I have two left feet and would make a terrible fool of myself,” she said.

She also revealed that appearing on The Graham Norton Show alongside Australian A-lister Hugh Jackman left her starstruck.

Mary Berry and Hugh Jackman on the Graham Norton Show in 2012



Mary Berry and Hugh Jackman on the Graham Norton Show in 2012 (Ian West/PA)

 

She said: “He is lovely, and so tall.”

The 80-year-old baking guru will front a new BBC Two show titled Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking.

The six-part series will see her sharing her secrets and recipes, one of which is her ‘essential foolproof baking tip’.

Mary Berry goes fishing for her new TV show, Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking



Mary Berry goes fishing for her new TV show, Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking (Shine TV/BBC)

 

“The most important thing is to weigh accurately,” she told Radio Times. “Also, people often use the wrong-sized tin and get a thin cake.”

She also said not to use low-fat spreads because ‘they are full of water. Always use a baking spread’.