Mary Berry 'carved' horse and served it as steak

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 August 2016
Megan McKenna

Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc in heat magazine

Mary Berry "carved" a horse and turned it into a steak for her friend Sue Perkins

Mary Berry once "carved" a horse and fed it to her friends.

The 'Great British Bake Off' judge is no stranger to experimenting with different meats but her co-star Sue Perkins wasn't expecting her to dish up a horse meat and margarine steak when they first met back in 2009.

She explained: "Mary made me a horse meat and margarine steak. It was literally a Shergar steak.

"It wasn't tenderised. It was a thick hip of a horse. She was out there carving it for what seemed like two days. It had a burned, gristly side and a bit of hair on it."

But Mary isn't the only one introducing new things, as Sue and her co-host Mel Giedroyc have also managed to get the 81-year-old baking legend into the talk programme 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' and she's obsessed with it.

Speaking to heat magazine, Mel explained: "We introduced Mary to Jeremy Kyle and she rather enjoyed it.

"Mary does loved Jezza Kyle now, I think she thinks Jeremy Kyle the show is a drama though, rather than real life."

Meanwhile, the tummy-gurgling show is set to return later this month for another mouth-watering series and the pair aren't worried about the competition they'll have from rival show 'The X Factor' because 'GBBO' is more genuine.

Sue explained: "I'm not knocking Simon Cowell, because he's a way more successful person that I'll ever be, but in those shows it's about people who want to be a star. People who want fame for its own sake. We've just got people who want to be good bakers."

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