Saturday 1 October 2016

Mary Berry turned down offer to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

Published 19/01/2016 | 00:11

Mary Berry was offered the chance to appear on Strictly Come Dancing
Mary Berry was offered the chance to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

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

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

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.

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".

"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".

:: Read the full interview in this week's Radio Times

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