Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry to grace our screens once more for a new BBC series

It's great news for Bake Off fans

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Mary Berry to grace our screens once more for a new BBC series

The Great British Bake Off has been off our screens for all of five minutes and yet we’re already missing the puns, the contestants and let’s face it, Mary Berry.

I am so excited to be doing this new series with the BBC - I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the Great Houses we visit

But do not fear Bake Off lovers, as the cookery star will be gracing our screens in a new show exploring some of the nation’s most beloved stately homes through the prism of what she’s best know for – food (of course).

Viewers of the BBC One’s Mary Berry’s Secrets from Britain’s Great Houses will see her produce her own special recipes while celebrating the heritage and legacy of these grand homes.

Of the news, Mary said: "I am so excited to be doing this new series with the BBC - I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the Great Houses we visit."

The new series will take you away from the well-trodden tourist paths and reveal life both upstairs and downstairs.

Mary will also meet the present day custodians and their dedicated staff as she visits the gardens, kitchens and private rooms.

In September our worst fears were confirmed when it was announced Mel and Sue along with Mary Berry wouldn’t be ‘following the dough’ and heading over to Channel 4, after Love Productions decided to move the much-loved show from BBC One.

This news saw the speedy resignation of Mel and Sue, and led to a nationwide panic over what judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would decide to do.

Confirming her decision at the time, Mary said: “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 wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it.”

If you’re feeling inspired to bake as you await Mary's new series, make sure you stock up on all the essentials here.