Mary Berry wants Hugh Jackman for Bake Off special
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 March 2013
Mary Berry would love Hollywood hunk Hugh Jackman or comedian John Bishop to appear in a celebrity version of 'The Great British Bake Off'
Mary Berry wants Hugh Jackman to star on a celebrity version of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
The 77-year-old cook would love to see the 'Les Miserables' star show off his culinary skills on a special episode of the BBC Two baking contest to follow in the footsteps of 'Harry Potter' star Warwick Davis and Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, who recently took part in the 'Great British Bake Off for Comic Relief'.
She told BANG Showbiz: "Hugh Jackman would be very nice, or John Bishop. That would just suit me down to the ground. Those would do very well. Hugh Bonneville wouldn't be too bad either.
"Really and truthfully, they were not great bakers but they had the right attitude."
While Mary loves judging the show alongside fellow baker Paul Hollywood in the UK, she will not be following her co-star to sit on the panel of the US version of 'Great British Bake Off' after she wasn't asked to be a part of the show, but insisted she wouldn't have accepted the offer anyway.
Speaking at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in London's Whitehall today (14.03.13) - where Mary collected the Best Factual Entertainment prize on behalf of 'The Great British Bake Off' - she added: "I wasn't asked to go to the US and I wouldn't have gone. But Paul will do it very well.
"I have a wonderful family and at my age I'm just so loving doing the 'Bake Off' and doing things in England. I wouldn't like to go away for five weeks to America. But Paul is young and has got all his baking life ahead of him.
"I don't know who is taking my role but when Paul comes back he'll tell me."
'The Great British Bake Off' wasn't the only show to triumph at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards - which was sponsored by Discovery Channel - as BBC Two drama series 'Parade's End' picked up four accolades including Best Drama Series and Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch.
Other winners at the event included Dynamo, who won the Best Multichannel Programme accolade for his show 'Dynamo: Magician Impossible', and John Humphrys took home the Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting.
The Broadcasting Press Guild TV and Radio Awards 2013 - sponsored by Discovery Channel - winners in full:
Best Single Drama
'The Hollow Crown: Richard II'
Best Drama Series
Best Single Documentary
'Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile'
Best Documentary Series
Best Factual Entertainment
'The Great British Bake Off'
Best Multichannel Programme
'Dynamo: Magician Impossible'
Sir Tom Stoppard
Radio Broadcaster of the Year
Radio Programme of the Year
BBC Olympics 2012
Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting