I admire this down-to-earth approach to style. Berry is comfortable in cashmere, more interested in baking than Balenciaga - and that's fine. Beneath the lovely, charming exterior, I detected a steely determination. No wonder her impressive career spans 40 years and she's the author of more than 70 books. In an era when there are so few older female presenters, it's brilliant to see Mary Berry doing her own thing on prime time TV:
'It's terrific in one's twilight years to have something like Bake Off and the wonderful opportunities it has brought me. This is one of the most exciting times of my life - and how many other people at the age of 78, are lucky enough to say that?'
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Sorry to disappoint, but in spite of Mary's excellent tuition I couldn't get to grips with the Fulham Knot. You can find instructions and my full interview here.