The BBC backing legend is making a ‘triumphant return’ after a six-month hiatus as they ‘score another top TV series’.
A BBC backing legend is set to ‘return triumphantly’ with a new TV series after a six-month hiatus.
Dame Mary Berry has reportedly secured another television show on BBC Two this autumn and a companion book.
The show is titled Mary Berry Makes It Easy and follows the cancellation of her challenge show Britain’s Best Home Cook last September.
That left the beloved chef, 88, without a series on the BBC for the first time in a decade.
However, The Sun reports that Mary will be back on our screens and is already hard at work filming the ‘brave new show’.
Back again! A BBC backing legend is set to ‘return triumphantly’ with a new TV series after a six-month hiatus.
Amazing news: Dame Mary Berry has reportedly secured another television show on BBC Two this autumn and a companion book
In the six-part series, famous faces will join Mary with cooking issues to offer advice on.
A TV source told the publication, “Makes It Easy is a triumphant return for Mary after a six-month absence, and she’s currently busy filming the new show.” As the name suggests, she shares simple, actionable recipes.
“Across six episodes, Mary is joined by familiar faces from the television world, each with their own cooking dilemma.” She will share the tricks and shortcuts she’s learned over the years.
“That will inspire her guests to be bolder in their own kitchens, and hopefully that will translate to viewers at home, too.” It’s Mary at her most heartwarming, no over-complicated format or concept, just simple cooking for a beautiful one new show.”
This comes after cooking shows were recently canceled due to genre oversaturation.
ITV’s Bad Chefs and Channel 4’s The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver were recently discontinued.
Return: The show is titled ‘Mary Berry Makes It Easy’ and follows the cancellation of her challenge show ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’ last September
Axed: This comes after a recent spate of cancellations of cooking shows due to genre saturation, including BBC2’s ‘Britain’s Top Takeaways’
While Britain’s Top Takeaways, led by Sara Cox and Darren Harriott, was reportedly canceled by the BBC after just one series.
Speaking to The Sun, a TV insider said: “The spate of canceled cooking shows on the schedule suggests viewers are fed up.”
They continued, “It seems Britain has lost its love of food.”
“It’s a saturated market with so much competition, so it’s no surprise that some shows are struggling to stand out from the crowd.”