Mary Berry reveals she would NEVER do I'm A Celebrity: "I wouldn't do that for anybody"

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Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has ruled out ever appearing on ITV's I'm A Celebrity.

Yup, she is NOT a fan of doing a stint in the jungle and has insisted: "The worst thing in the world you could do for me is make me go on that."

Mary Berry, Great British Bake Off
26 October

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Speaking to The Sun, Mary continued: "Oh, the thought. Rats and things... I wouldn't do that for anybody. Ever. How people do that?! You must be desperate to do that."

In Mary's defence, signing up for sleeping on the jungle floor and being in the company of plenty of critters isn't exactly appealing, is it?

Still, Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt didn't seem to mind it too much and was crowned the new Queen of the jungle at the end of this year's I'm A Celeb series.

She had beaten comedian Joel Dommett and Emmerdale star Adam Thomas who had come in second and third place respectively.

Speaking about her time in camp after winning the show, Scarlett told hosts Ant and Dec: "I wish I could do it all again. It was just amazing. It was unreal. It's exceeded [my expectations] beyond anything I ever thought. I've never felt so happy, which is weird because I hate camping.

"I just feel like I'm not going to be scared of anything anymore."

Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett on I'm A Celebrity
5 December


Mary, meanwhile, will be focusing on a very different kind of show, as she has confirmed a new series with the BBC.

The 81-year-old will be at the helm of a brand new cooking series with the BBC, which will see her visiting grand houses around the country before unearthing their cooking traditions. Mary Berry's Secrets From Britain's Greatest House is thought to feature historical residences such as Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, although the exact homes are yet to be confirmed.

Mary's new show comes after it was revealed the Great British Bake Off will be moving to Channel 4 as of 2017.

Following news of the channel move, Mary decided to quit Bake Off, along with hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, out of loyalty to the BBC, while her co-judge Paul Hollywood signed a three-year deal with Channel 4.

Great British Bake Off final: Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
27 October

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Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Paul stressed there is no bad blood between himself and Mary. He said: "When I told Mary I was going to stay with the show, she said 'Listen, if I was your age, I would do exactly the same thing.'

"We'll always be mates, I was with her last weekend and we had such a giggle. Why would it, how could it [affect our relationship?]... She will always be my TV mother as well as Mel and Sue will be my sisters, we are like a dysfunctional family."

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