Tell us an udder story Mary!


Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Mary Berry (ITV, 9pm)

Mary Berry can certainly hold her own in the Great British Bake Off kitchen, but we’re about to see how she fares under harsh studio spotlights and on the receiving end of a good Piers Morgan grilling.

The 78-year-old food writer and TV presenter is the latest familiar face to sit in the hot seat and take a detailed look back through her life and career.

Mary was born in 1935, the second of three children. She had a three-month stint in hospital aged 13 after she contracted polio and credits this period of her life for turning her into the tough cookie that she is today.

Mary’s first job involved selling electric ovens, which she would demonstrate by making a Victoria sponge. And so a baking star was born.

Mary married Paul Hummings in 1966 and the couple went on to have three children, including a son who tragically died in a car accident aged 19.

As she opens up to Piers, Mary will be discussing her family life (and talks discipline methods used when her children were growing up), her role in the much-adored Bake Off series, and cooking cow udder pie for her first TV appearance more than 40 years ago.