Bake Off star admits serving Mary Berry cakes after being dropped on floor

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Bake Off star served cake that was on the floorBBC

The Great British Bake Off star Helen Skelton has admitted to serving Mary Berry cakes that were dropped on the floor.

The Countryfile host took part in the Channel 4 show for Comic Relief in 2014, alongside This Morning's Rochelle Humes, comedian Alistair McGowan and actor Doon Mackichan.

The special episode saw the celebrities make pizzas, Eccles cakes and a show-stopping tiered cake, with Helen now revealing that she secretly dropped her Eccles cakes on the floor during the Technical Challenge.

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"When I got kicked off, I got thanked for bringing the comedy element," she told Ed Gamble and James Acaster on their Off Menu podcast.

"I dropped all my cakes and didn't realise there were cameras everywhere. I picked them up and put them on the table. They asked if I dropped them, I said, 'No, no, it's fine'."

She added: "I didn't think anyone had seen. But they were like, 'You've just dropped them, dusted them off and then offered them to Mary'. I wouldn't have stuck to my lie if I'd have known."

Last year, it was announced that Skelton would become the face of a new documentary series exploring the Lake District — which is set to air this year.

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Lost and Found in the Lakes will consist of 15 episodes, with Skelton leading a team of experts in search of precious, misplaced items across the World Heritage Site.

"Thrilled to be a part of this series filmed in my beloved Lake District," Skelton previously said in a statement.

"It's a chance to showcase the area's natural beauty and by reuniting people with their lost treasures we have a chance to share some heart-warming stories."

The former Blue Peter presenter also made her return to kids' TV last year, after landing a role in Fireman Sam's 15th series.

The Great British Bake Off and its spin-off Bake Off: An Extra Slice both air on Channel 4 in the UK. In the US, it's known as The Great British Baking Show, and streams on Netflix.

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