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Mary Berry 'would have chosen' Prue Leith for GBBO

She's been vocal in the past about how highly she rates Prue Leith as her Great British Bake Off replacement.

And Mary Berry has insisted again that Prue was the ideal choice.

'If I could have chosen someone to take my place, and if they’d given me all the cookery writers set in a row, I would have said that Prue would be the one,' she tells Good Housekeeping in the January 2018 issue.

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'If I could have chosen, Prue would be the one!' Mary Berry insists she's more than happy with her Bake Off replacement... but understands why 'people get crabby about the ads' on Channel 4

'If I could have chosen, Prue would be the one!' Mary Berry insists she's more than happy with her Bake Off replacement... but understands why 'people get crabby about the ads' on Channel 4

Of the new presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, Mary, 82, said: 'The others I don’t know so well, but they’re all doing a good job.

'It’s just people get a bit crabby about the ads.'

The cookery star was referring to the fact that Bake Off now airs on Channel 4, after it's production company sensationally sold the rights, pulling it from the BBC.

While C4 does indeed feature commercial breaks, the new show is still allocated the same amount of time as the old one - airing in a 1 hr 15 min slot to account for the ad breaks.

High praise: She's been vocal in the past about how highly she rates Prue Leith as her Great British Bake Off replacement

High praise: She's been vocal in the past about how highly she rates Prue Leith as her Great British Bake Off replacement

Passing the torch: Mary insisted again that Prue was the ideal choice

Passing the torch: Mary insisted again that Prue was the ideal choice

Continuing to talk of the show - which saw her leave the the BBC lost the rights to it - Mary told the homemaking publication: 'I did seven years and loved every minute of it. But you have to go some time, don’t you?

'It is all about the brilliant format. All the

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