Mary Berry is to reunite with her former Bake-Off co-presenters Mel and Sue to treat a special community to a much-deserved Christmas party.
Mary Berry is to reunite with her former Bake Off co-presenters Mel and Sue in a one-off Christmas special.
The show centres around a group of volunteers in South Wales. In an area that’s experienced some tough times, Mary, Mel and Sue are preparing to sprinkle their festive magic on its residents, who have pulled together to open a community centre.
With their local school and post office closing, the centre has become a lifeline for young children and elderly pensioners alike, providing everything from regular hot meals to weekly bingo. It’s the beating heart of the community, but both the centre and the amazing volunteers keeping it afloat, are deserving of some serious festive cheer.
Usually, the volunteers at the centre try and make Christmas as special as possible, but this year, they’re in a the shock, as Mary, Mel and Sue will surprise them by hosting a Christmas party.
The programme, titled Mary, Mel and Sue's Christmas Party, will see Mary create a spectacular traditional Christmas dinner, while Mel and Sue will rally the troops and stage a magical back drop to the party.
The trio were last seen together on The Great British Bake Off last year, but refused to join Paul Hollywood when the show moved to Channel 4.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says: “What a lovely chance for BBC One to help bring a community together and give something back to some incredible volunteers this Christmas, especially when the surprise party is organised by Mary, Mel and Sue!”
David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment says: "What could be a more joyful Christmas treat than reuniting the brilliant Mary, Mel and Sue around such a heart-warming, important event? I can’t wait to see the reaction of the community they’re surprising, as our trio shine a light on those who have gone the extra mile to make life a little easier for their neighbours."
Jon Swain, Head of Unscripted Productions, BBC Studios, says: “It’s a real privilege for BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions to be working with Mary, Mel and Sue on their comeback show. They’re three of the most talented women on British television and they will bring monster helpings of joy and laughter to our screens this Christmas with this exciting new format."
Mary, Mel and Sue's Christmas party will air later this year on BBC1
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