Mary Berry
Mary Berry

The Great British Bake Off’ judge Mary Berry has slated TV chef Gordon Ramsay for the quality of his TV shows and claimed most television shows are “violent, cruel and noisy”.


The ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge has slated the TV chef and insists most shows on air are too “violent”.

Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, she said: ” ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is family entertainment.

“There aren’t many programmes where all ages can sit and watch from beginning to end. Everything else is violent, cruel and noisy.

“We’re educational without viewers realising it. I hate Gordon Ramsay’s programmes: I don’t know if he’s been told it makes good television.”

While she doesn’t approve of the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ star, she credited chef Jamie Oliver for bringing “fun” into food.

She admitted: “James (sic) Oliver is a joy. I saw him yesterday and he agreed that when he was 23 he was irritating, bumptious and over-the-top, but he’s made cooking fun.”

And despite admitting she enjoys being in the limelight, Mary was quick to rule out a future appearance on reality shows like ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here’ because it “makes her shudder”.

She said: “I love being on stage. I’m a show-off, but only with things I do well

“I won’t do Strictly or any of those ghastly reality programmes. ‘I’m A Celebrity’ would be the end. It makes me shudder.”


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