Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry has quit The Great British Bake Off ahead of the show's move to Channel 4.

Great British Bake-Off (L-R): Hollywood, Perkins, Giedroyc, Berry
Great British Bake-Off (L-R): Hollywood, Perkins, Giedroyc, Berry

The popular TV baking contest is moving to Channel 4 next year after the broadcaster outbid the BBC for the rights. 

Paul Hollywood, Berry's fellow judge on the show, has signed a three-year contract to remain on the show.

Berry’s departure comes after presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc said last week they would not move across to Channel 4.

In a statement, Berry 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.

"What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of seven years of magic in a tent.

"I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my decision."

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