Mary Berry Everyday: Ex-The Great British Bake Off judge given new BBC cooking show

It will contain recipes from throughout her career 

Jack Shepherd
Monday 14 November 2016 10:51 GMT
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Ex-The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has revealed she will front a brand new BBC cooking series titled Mary Berry Everyday next year.

The announcement comes just weeks after the last ever series of Bake Off aired on BBC One, the rights to the show having been purchased by Channel 4.

Of the new six-part cooking series, which will feature recipes from throughout her career, Berry said: “I am thrilled Mary is returning to BBC Two to share her magic.”

Earlier this year, it was announced Love Productions had sold the rights for Bake Off to Channel 4 for a rumoured £75 million, causing a feud between the company and the BBC.

According to recent reports, the BBC is attempting to prohibit Love Productions producing another series of Bake Off until at least 12 months have passed since the final episode of last season.

Therefore, the next series of Bake Off may air in 2018 rather than 2017, something Love Productions are keen to dispute despite being contractually obliged to do.

The Sunday People reported how Channel 4 are looking into a “legal loophole” which could lead to fresh talks over a new deal.

An insider told the publication: “The BBC have what is known in the trade as a hold-back clause – it’s something they insist on as standard with all their shows.

“But with Bake Off the situation is slightly different – because even though the BBC has lost the show, they still have to commercial rights for several more years.

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“They’re duty bound by their own policy to maximise the commercial return on their own intellectual property rights – which covers merchandise – and keeping Bake Off away from screens is not going to help with that. That could well form the basis of a strong legal argument to get the show on air sooner.”

Following the news of Bake Off moving to Channel 4, past winner Nadiya Hussain announced she had signed a long-running deal with the BBC.

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