Mary Berry quits The Great British Bake Off out of 'BBC loyalty'

Mary Berry leaves The Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry (Getty)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mary Berry has announced she will leave The Great British Bake Off, as she wants to stay with the BBC out of "loyalty".

The show will be moving to Channel 4 after its production company Love Productions failed to agree a deal with the BBC.

In a statement the judge of the show said, "What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of 7 years of magic in a tent - The Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off family - Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter.

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

"I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it. 

She also added, "Farewell to soggy bottoms."