The Great British Bake Off TV stars battle to keep warm
Her wardrobe on The Great British Bake Off has earned almost as much praise as her culinary skills, but now the lengths that Mary Berry, who has a home in Salcombe, South Devon, has to go to just to keep warm on the show have been revealed.
Bake Off, which has returned to BBC2 with judges Berry, 78 and Paul Hollywood, 47, is pre-recorded in a specially constructed tent in Somerset from the spring.
Mel Giedroyc, who presents the hit show with Sue Perkins, told the Radio Times: "When we first started filming, in April, it was freezing so our main concern was to keep Mary Berry warm. She had four thermal layers on and two water bottles down the trousers.
"This year we discovered these marvellous heated belts called 'hot trusses'. I was a big fan. They keep your stomach in as well, which is useful as the series goes on..."
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She said that the baking show had taken a toll on her own waistline.
"I've put on a good 11 pounds every series," she said. "The first couple of episodes it's: 'No thank you, not for me'. Cut to the semi-final and we're hoofing up whole quiches."