BBC has announced that Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are to be reunited on BBC One for a very special programme.
For one exceptional group of people in South Wales, Christmas will come early. The area has experienced some tough times and Mary, Mel and Sue want to spread a little festive magic for its residents as they have pulled together to open a community centre. The centre which has become a lifeline for young children and elderly pensioners alike, provide everything from regular hot meals to weekly bingo.
Usually it’s the volunteers at the centre who try and make Christmas as special as possible but this year they’re in for quite a surprise, as Mary, Mel and Sue surprise them with the most magnificent Christmas party the town has ever seen.
Mary along with a group of local helpers will create a spectacular Christmas dinner, while Mel and Sue will rally the troops and stage a magical back drop to the party as well as give the centre a bit of a makeover, leaving a legacy for the community which will last for years to come.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says: “What a lovely chance for BBC One to help bring a community together and give something back to some incredible volunteers this Christmas, especially when the surprise party is organised by Mary, Mel and Sue!”
David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment says: “What could be a more joyful Christmas treat than reuniting the brilliant Mary, Mel and Sue around such a heart-warming, important event? I can’t wait to see the reaction of the community they’re surprising, as our trio shine a light on those who have gone the extra mile to make life a little easier for their neighbours.”
Jon Swain, Head of Unscripted Productions, BBC Studios, says: “It’s a real privilege for BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions to be working with Mary, Mel and Sue on their comeback show. They’re three of the most talented women on British television and they will bring monster helpings of joy and laughter to our screens this Christmas with this exciting new format.”
We can’t wait to see the Christmas special!