Mary Berry named Oldie of the Year

The 78-year-old Great British Bake Off judge has been awarded the accolade by Terry Wogan at an annual ceremony

She’s the queen of baked goods, a fashion inspiration to the over-70s and the woman everyone wants to adopt as their surrogate granny… 


But that’s not all. The lovely Mary Berry has also been named Oldie of the Year. 

The 78-year-old, who stars in BBC1’s The Great British Bake Off alongside Paul Hollywood, was awarded the title at this year’s The Oldie of the Year Awards, held by The Oldie magazine and hosted by Terry Wogan.

Mary Berry’s first cookery book was published in 1970 and she has since gone on to write many more, as well as launch a range of products in the 90s. But the Bath-born baker has really found her spot in the limelight in the last few years, judging the creations of Britain’s best amateur bakers. 

Previous winners of the Oldie of the Year award include Sir David Attenborough and Joanna Lumley. 

Other award winners this year include Last Tango in Halifax’s Anne Reid, who won Oldie Pin Up of the Year, 90-year-old Nicholas Parsons, who took home the Dorian Grey award

Watch our recent interview with Mary Berry: