Bake Off Final: New Mary Berry role announced on eve of GBBO farewell

Mary Berry given new role on the day of The Great British Bake Off final

Mary Berry

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

With hours to go until the Bake Off finale, news has broken that the show's star judge Mary Berry will front a special Christmas show.

Berry will be a special guest on James Martin’s Christmas With Friends, joining British chef Brian Turner, Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine and East is East actor Jimi Mistry.

The series will be two parts, with Martin explaining his Christmas recipes and tips from his special guests.

During the two-part special Mary will be sharing childhood memories of Christmas, which we think will be rather special.

The episodes will be broadcast on December 14 and 21 at 9pm on Food Network.

Berry is due to sign off as a judge on GBBO tonight in final of the 2016 competition, the last to be shown on the BBC. However the BBC have also announced two Christmas specialsso BBC viewers don't have to say goodbye just yet.