The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has said no to Botox in the past and the 79-year-old has reiterated that opinion in a recent interview with the Radio Times magazine. The well-known cook says that she has not been tempted to go under the knife after the baking show brought her more media attention than she has been used to.
Mary was asked about the prospect of facial injections and replied ‘Botox? No, no. I think surgeons should be saving lives rather than pulling faces about. But I do think about what I look like now, whereas before I didn’t, unless I was going out to a party.’ She went on to say that she does not think about her appearance too much while she’s at home but felt some pressure to make the effort in public. Mary told the publication ‘Although I dress for my age… I can’t wear short sleeves… because of… what do you call it? Bat wings? (bingo wings).’
Talking about the upcoming fifth series of the hit show, Mary compared the successful Bake Off to other cooking programmes, saying that competing shows don’t seem to have been as fair in comparison. She said ‘We get no pressure from the BBC to say, ‘We need someone from Scotland to win.’ Nobody does that. We make the decisions. I often look at other cooking programmes and it doesn’t seem that way.’