We’ve only just finished mopping up our tears after Mary Berry, Mel and Sue announced they were leaving ‘The Great British Bake Off’, but we’ve been set off all over again thanks to Mary’s win at the National Television Awards.
The baker picked up the gong for the Best TV Judge at Wednesday (25 January) night’s ceremony, and her reaction was utterly adorable.
She looked around in utter disbelief, before making her way to the stage to deliver an even more heartwarming speech.
“I’m thrilled,” she told the crowd at London’s O2 Arena.
“I love judging, it has always been a great honour. I think I know how to bake, and I love telling people how to do it a little better next time.
“The greatest reward is that all the young are baking and everyone is sitting down at eight o’clock, the gran, the baby in arms. There’s no swearing. It is the best programme and I am so grateful. Thank you very much.”
Mary quit ‘Bake Off’ when Channel 4 snatched the rights from the BBC in September, out of loyalty to the broadcaster.
The final episodes featuring her and presenting duo Mel and Sue aired over Christmas, sparking an emotional response from viewers.
It has been suggested the trio will launch a ‘Bake Off’ rival with the BBC later this year.