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Berry warned me about Hollywood: Bake Off's Leith

By Francesca Gosling

The Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith has told how her predecessor Mary Berry encouraged her to stand her ground against Paul Hollywood when she signed up to take on the role of new judge.

The renowned TV cook (77) will make her debut on the show when it returns on Channel 4 next week, joining co-host Hollywood as the pair put 12 contestants through their baking paces.

Leith said: "(Berry) told me, 'Don't just follow Paul, don't stand behind Paul and agree with him, just be yourself and go for it'."

She also said it would be the first of her shows that she is looking forward to watching herself.

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