Prue Leith has been learning the recipe for Great British Bake Off success from Mary Berry.
And she said ex-judge Mary had reassured her fans will welcome her.
Show newcomer Prue , 77, added: “She said the point about Bake Off fans is they’re all very nice and she never had any problems with them.
“I mean, clearly if there’s some big story you get a few paparazzi in the drive, but there’s no malice.”
The ex-restaurateur and novelist is to replace Mary when the contest moves to Channel 4 later