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‘Great British Bake Off’s’ Mary Berry Segues to ‘Great Houses’

Mary Berry recently ended her run as judge on Britain’s most-popular television show, the BBC’s “The Great British Bake Off,” after Channel 4 poached the format, but the BBC has lined up a new challenge for their star.

The expert baker will host a show with the working title “Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses,” in which she “explores some of the nation’s most-beloved [aristocratic] homes through the prism of what she’s best known for — food,” the BBC said in a statement.

“Her exclusive invitation to these great houses will take her away from the well-trodden tourist paths. Revealing life both upstairs and downstairs, Mary will meet the present-day custodians and their knowledgeable, dedicated staff as she visits the gardens, kitchens and private rooms.

“Inspired by the houses’ rich culinary histories, Mary will be producing her own special recipes and celebrating the heritage and legacy of these extraordinary houses with all those she has met.”

Berry 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 six-episode series — with each episode half-an-hour in length — is being executive produced by Tanya Shaw and Lorna-Dawn Creanor for Shine TV. Shaw, managing director, Shine TV, said: “Following the success of ‘Mary Berry’s Easter Feast’ last year, we are delighted to be working with Mary on this exciting new series. I can’t think of anyone more perfect to tell the stories of these great households and to bring us such a unique insight into Britain’s rich culinary past.”

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s director of content, said: “This series will be a real treat for BBC One viewers to go behind the scenes with Mary Berry, and explore Britain’s great houses through her love of cooking.”

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