Celebrity MasterChef: Mary Berry in shock over Paul Hollywood quip

Dame Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on The Great British Bake Off

Dame Mary and Paul hosted Bake Off collectively for six years (Picture: BBC)

Dame Mary Berry couldn’t imagine her ears when her former Great British Bake Off co-star Paul Hollywood was introduced up on Celebrity MasterChef.

From 2010 till 2016, Dame Mary and Paul had been each judges on the nation’s favorite baking present, crowning winners together with John Whaite, Nadiya Hussain and Candice Brown.

However, following its transfer from the BBC to Channel 4 in 2017, Prue Leith took over as a brand new choose subsequent to Paul place.

On tonight’s episode of Celebrity MasterChef, which was rescheduled following the dying of Queen Elizabeth II, the seven semi-finalists had been tasked with serving up dishes primarily based on recipes concocted by Dame Mary.

When the nationwide treasure went to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Kitty Scott-Claus’ station, she and Gregg Wallace did some digging to learn the way her preparations had been coming alongside.

Gregg then requested the drag queen: ‘How are you, cooking for Dame Mary Berry?’

Kitty Scott-Claus on Celebrity MasterChef

Kitty oozed glamour in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen (Picture: BBC)

‘I am very, very excited,’ Kitty responded, earlier than including: ‘I wish Paul Hollywood was here too, because he’s a little bit of a dish and all.’

At this comment, Dame Mary appeared completely gobsmacked, earlier than Kitty continued to dish out extra compliments.

Dame Mary Berry on Celebrity MasterChef

Dame Mary was astounded by the remark (Picture: BBC)

‘No offence Mary, you’re attractive too. But Paul Hollywood… phwoar, these eyes,’ Kitty stated.

‘He’s recognized for these,’ Dame Mary replied, with a glint in her eye.

Tonight’s semi-final noticed Kitty go up towards fellow celebrities together with former skilled footballer Jimmy Bullard, Love Island star Faye Winter, presenter Lisa Snowdon, actor Cliff Parisi, singer Mel Blatt and McFly musician Danny Jones.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Paul now judges Bake Off with Prue Leith (Picture: Mark Bourdillon/Channel 4)

The first semi-final airing tonight was initially imagined to air on the day that the Queen died.

In a press release shared on social Media, the official account for MasterChef stated: ‘#CelebrityMasterChef returns to BBC One & @bbciplayer with a double invoice from 8:30pm tonight.

‘The first episode includes a challenge inspired by Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, and was filmed earlier than final week’s unhappy information. #MasterChefUK.’

Queen Elizabeth II

MasterChef launched a press release explaining the episode would check with the Queen’s Jubilee from earlier this 12 months (Picture: Oli Scarff/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The first of the ultimate episodes will air on Friday September 16 at 9pm, and can see the finalists exhibit their culinary abilities for 12 iconic BBC names at Alexandra Palace.

Finals week continues on Tuesday September 20 at 8pm, earlier than the grand finale on Thursday September 22 at 8.30pm, the place the ultimate three can be challenged to prepare dinner and current a faultless three-course meal in two hours.

Celebrity MasterChef subsequent airs tomorrow at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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