Friday 9 December 2016

Mary Berry’s ‘Easter Feast’ pulls at the heartstrings as she visits grave of her late son

Published 16/03/2016 | 13:15

Mary Berry visits the grave of her son William with her family. Photo Credit: Mary Berry's Easter Feast BBC2
Mary Berry visits the grave of her son William with her family. Photo Credit: Mary Berry's Easter Feast BBC2

Viewers of Mary Berry’s Easter Feast on BBC last night got more than they bargained for as the programme turned out to be a right tearjerker.

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The spring-themed episode gave an insight into how the Great British Bake Off host celebrates Easter with her family, but viewers became emotional when the cameras followed Mary to her the grave of her late son William.

Mary Berry visits the grave of her son William with her family. Photo Credit: Mary Berry's Easter Feast BBC2
Mary Berry visits the grave of her son William with her family. Photo Credit: Mary Berry's Easter Feast BBC2

William died in a car accident 27 years ago and Mary admitted that bringing her grandchildren to visit his grave has become part of their Easter traditions.

“For me too, the lead up to Easter is time full of happy memories. From Easter holidays as a child in Bath, to when my own children were young.

“But, for our family it is also a time of sadness for we remember the loss of our son William 27 years ago, when he was just 19-years-old.”

The programme included a conversation between Mary and the Archbishop of Canterbury, where the pair spoke about the difficulty of losing a child.

Mary’s name trended on Twitter worldwide for several hours after the airing of the Easter programme as fans responded to the emotional visit.

Mary Berry's lost her son William (centre) in a car accident in 1989 age 19 . Photo Credit: Mary Berry's Easter Feast BBC2
Mary Berry's lost her son William (centre) in a car accident in 1989 age 19 . Photo Credit: Mary Berry's Easter Feast BBC2

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