Dame Mary Berry attacked by bedbugs after BBC put her up in £ 25-a-night hostel

LADY Mary Berry was attacked by bedbugs after being taken to budget accommodation by the BBC.

The TV judge, 86, was exposed to the critters after being booked into a £ 25-a-night hostel while filming the first episodes of Bake Off, former co-star Sue Perkins has revealed.


Dame Mary Berry was nibbled by bedbugs after the BBC put her in budget accommodation while filming the first episodes of Bake OffCredit: Getty
The TV judge, 86, was booked into a £ 25-a-night hostel, former co-star Sue Perkins said


The TV judge, 86, was booked into a £ 25-a-night hostel, former co-star Sue Perkins saidCredit: BBC

Comic Sue, 52, who co-hosted the hit show with comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, 53, from 2010 to 2016 when she moved to Channel 4, said: “Bake Off cannot be seen only through the prism of huge success.

“But we were there in its early days, when Barry’s hamburger vans served as on-site catering, when we were in a £ 25-a-night hostel – and Mary Berry had bedbugs.

“We were a traveling show and the team had to pitch the tent.”

Complaining of the long days, she remembers: “We spent 16 or 17 hours a day questioning people in the tent who were Anglo-Saxon experts on the reasons why they had put rabbit’s feet in a sponge in the 12th century. century.

“But that has evolved tremendously from the intense food documentary to the beloved program that it is now.

“We had a makeup artist who painted a mulberry and purple lipstick on me in a series.

“I looked like I had been dragged to the side of a river, I looked like a spotted corpse on Casualty.”

Sue added on the Full Disclosure podcast, “Bake Off started making people cry.

This is our only contribution and it seems very simple, but if it had an effect, I am very happy.

Sue, 52, said:


Sue, 52, said: ‘We were in a £ 25 a night hostel – and Mary Berry got bedbugs’Credit: BBC
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