Bake Off's Mary Berry gets new BBC show

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Mary Berry will host a new show where she visits stately homes and learns about their culinary history, the BBC has announced.

Secrets From Britain's Great Houses will be the baker's first series since the end of The Great British Bake Off - which has moved to Channel 4.

The star judge decided not to leave the national broadcaster, unlike her former colleague Paul Hollywood.

The new six-part BBC One series will see her visiting a different grand residence in each half hour episode, touring both upstairs and downstairs areas in the homes and looking at gardens, kitchens, and private rooms. Inspired by the history of each house, she will also create her own recipes.

Speaking about Secrets From Britain's Great Houses, Ms Berry said: "I am so excited to be doing this new series with the BBC - I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the great houses we visit."

"This series will be a real treat for BBC One viewers to go behind the scenes with Mary Berry and explore Britain's great houses through her love of cooking," said BBC's director of content Charlotte Moore.

"I can't think of anyone more perfect to tell the stories of these great households and to bring us such a unique insight into Britain's rich culinary past," added Tanya Shaw, managing director at series production company Shine TV.

The air date for the series has not yet been announced.