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Mary Berry ‘worth nearly £20 million’ four years after quitting The Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry is said to be worth £20 million after quitting The Great British Bake Off four years ago.

The TV chef and cookery author, 85, turned down a huge pay rise to stay with the baking show after it switched networks from BBC One to Channel 4 after seven years. 

However, it appears that Mary hasn’t lost out in the money stakes as she’s reportedly since raked in millions from TV shows, books deals and cookery products.

Rolling in it: Mary Berry is said to be worth £20 million after quitting The Great British Bake Off four years ago

Her loyalty in remaining with the BBC has certainly paid off, with Mary fronting a number of shows for the station including Mary Berry’s Simple Home Comforts, Mary Berry Everyday and Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets.

She was also a judge on Britain’s Best Home Cook and recently fronted her own  festive special Mary Berry Saves Christmas.

While she’s also produced three cook books since her Bake Off days, all well as launching a range of cakes and an app called In Mary We Trust. 

With her fingers in so many pies, it’s little wonder why Mary’s profits have soared, with The Sun reporting that accounts filed to Companies House reveal Mary’s company Mary Berry Ltd made a tidy profit of £1.3million in 2020.

Exit: The TV chef and cookery author, 85, turned down a huge pay rise to stay with the baking show after it switched networks from BBC One to Channel 4 after seven years

Exit: The TV chef and cookery author, 85, turned down a huge pay rise to stay with the baking show after it switched networks from BBC One to Channel 4 after seven years

While books with Mary Berry Merchandising declare a total of £417,980 for 2020. 

The publication reports that while Mary was worth a whopping £15 million three years ago, she’s bagged a further £660,000 in wages from the BBC.

While she’s topped up her earnings with hugely successful cook books, food ranges and merchandise, boosting her wealth to an eye-watering to £19.6 million. 

MailOnline have contacted Mary’s representatives for comment. 

Kerching: However, it appears that Mary hasn't lost out in the money stakes as she's reportedly since raked in millions from TV shows, books deals and cookery products

Kerching: However, it appears that Mary hasn’t lost out in the money stakes as she’s reportedly since raked in millions from TV shows, books deals and cookery products

TV star: Her loyalty in remaining with the BBC has certainly paid off, with Mary fronting a number of shows for the station including Mary Berry¿s Simple Home Comforts as well as a judging stint on Britain's Best Home Cook (pictured)

TV star: Her loyalty in remaining with the BBC has certainly paid off, with Mary fronting a number of shows for the station including Mary Berry’s Simple Home Comforts as well as a judging stint on Britain’s Best Home Cook (pictured)

Great British Bake Off hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quit the show in 2016 shortly after it was announced that the series was moving from BBC One to Channel 4.

Mary quit shortly after them, but fellow judge Paul Hollywood decided to remain with the show, while accepting a big pay rise, causing much controversy. 

In a statement released at the time, Mary said: ‘What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of 7 years of magic in a tent – The Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off family – Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter.

Quids in: With her fingers in so many pies, it's little wonder why Mary's profits have soared, with The Sun reporting that accounts filed to Companies House reveal Mary's company Mary Berry Ltd made a tidy profit of £1.3million in 2020

Quids in: With her fingers in so many pies, it’s little wonder why Mary’s profits have soared, with The Sun reporting that accounts filed to Companies House reveal Mary’s company Mary Berry Ltd made a tidy profit of £1.3million in 2020

Changes: Great British Bake Off hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quit the show in 2016, with Mary following shortly after. Paul Hollywood decided to remain with the show, causing much controversy

Changes: Great British Bake Off hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quit the show in 2016, with Mary following shortly after. Paul Hollywood decided to remain with the show, causing much controversy

‘My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my decision.

‘I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it.’

Mary later revealed that she was never formally offered a spot on the new GBBO, telling the Radio Times: ‘I was never asked to go.’

Reasons: 'My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one'

Reasons: ‘My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one’

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