Mary Berry is one of our Absolute Favourites

I love what I do. To me it’s not work, it’s something that I have done over the years… and now, if people ask me things, I know the answers because I’ve been doing it for such a long time. I love it.

– Mary Berry

Thanks to her role on The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry has become a national treasure. With over 60 years' cooking experience, Mary's just released her latest cookbook and hopes to impart her culinary wisdom to readers at home.

Known for her tough but fair judging, to the current generation she is definitely the Queen of Cakes and harsh critic of the soggy bottom! Following a stint in the This Morning kitchen with resident chef Phil Vickery offering her his own tips, Mary Berry explained to Eamonn and Ruth what her new book and series are all about. She said, “I’ve done family favourites that I’ve updated, and I’ve only put in the book what they’ve said are really good!

She's smiling now, but what will Mary Berry think of Phil Vickery's three-minute microwave pudding?!

Moroccan spiced lamb kebabs with coriander yoghurt

It's set to be the warmest weekend of the year after a long cold winter - spring has finally sprung. With temperatures set to beat some of the Med's top holiday hotspots, Phil Vickery's bringing the warm weather inside with a BBQ-inspired favourite you can do in your very own kitchen - Moroccan spiced lamb kebabs with coriander yoghurt and flat breads.

And as if that's not enough he's got an inventive idea for a kitchen appliance 56% of us couldn't live without. A time-saving syrup sponge that cooks in minutes - in the microwave!

'I’ve got the flu, but there’ll be no fainting!'

Speaking to Eamonn and Ruth after her performance of single Get Happy, former X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson made it clear she wouldn’t collapse on stage again. She said, “I’ve got the flu, but there’ll be no fainting!”

Talking about her surprise pregnancy and the moment she collapsed when performing on Loose Women a year ago, Rebecca said, “Well I felt like I was pregnant and my gut instinct was like ‘OK, this has happened before’ but I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative, so I thought ‘OK’... but I still had the symptoms. In the end I had to go for all kinds of blood tests and things because they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me, but still nothing back. And then I remember having a little cheeky glass of red wine, but my gut instinct was telling me ‘no’ and so I took another test and it came back positive!”

On her new daughter Arabella, Rebecca said, “My kids make me happy. I’ve got three now - glutton for punishment! Although she’s lovely [Arabella] - she’s so cute. It’s hard and I’m juggling, but I’ve got a good team around me. I’ve got my mum and my mother in law, so I’m good.”

She added, “I’m in a really good place this year, I feel really lucky. I’ve had my ups and downs that most people know, but right now I’m in a happy place.”

ALBUM: Lady Sings the Blues is released on 9 March
TOUR: Lady Sings the Blues in on from Mar 19 - 21 at St James Theatre in London

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