It feels like forever since we've had the pleasure of Mary Berry gracing our TV screens. The 85-year-old has spent the last few months being vigilant and shielding at home amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
In an interview with You Magazine, Mary confessed to keeping herself housebound with husband Paul Hunnings. "When I’m home I avoid going out, other than into the countryside, and someone gets our groceries for us so we haven’t been to any shops."
"I’ve never, ever been at home for such a long time," she said. "It’s been great to have that thing called time, and I’ve been amazed that I can actually wind down. Normally, I’m pretty active. I’ve learnt to really relax and I’ve got used to lolling about."
Mary went on to admit that, like us, she abandoned her usual stylish wardrobe during lockdown. "I wore whatever was comfortable, I don’t think I put heels on the whole time. I wore shorts – which I wouldn’t dare normally – and canvas shoes. We’re enjoying it, but we’re immensely lucky to have a garden and lovely walks nearby."
Her latest projects, guest editor on Countryfile and a return to Britain's Best Home Cook were filmed post pandemic, but Mary insisted that herself and the rest of the crew always kept safe.
"I’m obeying the rules, as we all should. We should do all we can to stop the spreading. When it comes to filming, I’ve already had a test, I’m having another one tomorrow before we start Britain’s Best Home Cook again, and we will keep our distance as we film."
Currently, she's working on an upcoming cookery show called Mary Berry's Simple Comforts and we can't wait to see what she has in store for us. No doubt, it will be a must-watch!
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