Bake Off legend Dame Mary Berry will be back on our screens this festive season with a new one-off show.
Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends has been commissioned by the BBC and PBS to air later this year.
We can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas, but this sounds lovely!
Berry explained what the show will be about: “It goes without saying that Christmas is a very special time of year but over the last couple of years it has gotten challenging for us all, whether it’s the emotional hardship of lost loved ones, the economic hardship of cooking for large families or a combination of both.”
She revealed: “In this special I am going to bring together everything you need with tips to make it a festive day to remember fondly.”
The seasonal special will see Mary provide “the only guide you’ll ever need for a fool-proof Christmas dinner.”
Dame Mary Berry previously teamed up with some very special guests indeed for A Berry Royal Christmas in 2019:
Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends will include useful tips for getting the most out of your ingredients and your budget, with the Cost of Living Crisis gripping the UK.
Packed with her classic recipes for a delicious three-course feast, she’ll be joined by friends as she helps viewers prep, shop and plan before the big day itself for a stress-free day.
The BBC’s Catherine Catton commented: “We’re delighted that Mary has – for the first time ever – decided to share her definitive guide to Christmas. For many of us, Christmas is a precious opportunity to spend time with family and friends, so I can’t wait for Mary to share her ultimate recipes, tips and tricks for what will be a truly memorable festive feast.”
Zara Frankel from PBS added: “We are thrilled to welcome Mary Berry back to PBS platforms for a truly unforgettable holiday special. From the shopping, to the prep, from the turkey to the pie, this holiday season Mary is serving up traditional dishes with her signature fuss-free style – exuding warmth, friendship and fun – and everyone’s invited.”
Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends will premiere in December on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US.
Take a look at our guide to the best recipe books inspired by British period dramas here, including The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook and Dining with The Durrells.
Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection recipe book is available on Amazon.