Mary Berry named Oldie of the Year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 February 2014
Mary Berry

Mary Berry

'The Great British Bake Off' judge Mary Berry, 78, has been named Oldie of the Year by Oldie magazine

Mary Berry has been named Oldie of the Year.

'The Great British Bake Off' judge won the prestigious title at the annual Oldie of the Year Awards hosted by Oldie magazine in London yesterday (04.02.14).

Mary, 78, has become a national treasure since appearing alongside Paul Hollywood on BBC Two's hit baking competition, which reached highs of nine million viewers for its fourth series last year.

The baking goddess follows in the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough and 'Absolutely Fabulous' star Joanna Lumley, who have both received the Oldie of the Year accolade in the past.

Despite being in her seventies, it appears Mary hasn't lost her youthful nature as 'Bake Off' hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins revealed last year that she went clubbing in Ibiza at the age of 71.

Sue said: "I was saying to her, 'I'm going to Ibiza this summer, I've never been.' She said to me, 'Oh I went to Ibiza, darling. I went to somewhere called Pacha.' Mary was 71!

"She said, 'I saw some very interesting things. Took a couple of girlfriends there, some very interesting things happened.' "

Mary and the 'Bake Off' gang will return for a new series of the show later this year, which will now air on BBC One.

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