Mary Berry sacks agent

Mary Berry has reportedly decided to fire her agent of 30 years Fiona Lindsay

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry has reportedly sacked her longtime agent.

The 81-year-old culinary queen's work schedule has been controlled by Fiona Lindsay - of Limelight Management - for 30 years but it seems something has happened between the pair as she's now decided to axe from her life with immediate effect.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Mary has left Fiona after nearly 30 years and it has left a lot of people stunned. No one knows the reasons behind it but it feels quite ruthless. It shows that even though she's at 80 Mary is prepared to make tough decisions that she believes will benefit her career."

The talented food writer's abrupt decision comes just after she made her debut on the US' 'The Great American Baking Show' earlier this month.

The series, which was hosted by Nia Vardalos, was filmed in the UK - even though it's the American version of 'The Great British Bake Off' and features US contestants - and proved a huge success after it raked in an impressive 4.6 million viewers.

The news that Mary has fired Fiona will no doubt come as a shock to most television executives as she recently poured cold water on rumours the baker was planning to retire next year and revealed she actually has a lot of "exciting projects coming up."

She said at the time: 'It has been reported that Mary only intends to work another year - that's simply wrong, she has lots of exciting projects coming up - including on TV with the BBC - and has absolutely no plans to retire."

It seems Mary's on a mission to overhaul her life at the moment as just two months ago she announced she was quitting the 'Great British Bake Off' out of loyalty to the BBC after Channel 4 managed to snap it up in a three-year deal worth £75 million.

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