Mary Berry recalls horror moment police turned up at her door after son’s death

Great British Bake Off legend Dame Mary Berry has recalled the horror moment that the police turned up at her door following her son's tragic death.

The TV legend has opened up about the heartbreaking death of her son, William, who was killed in a car crash when he was just 19 years old.

Mary shared her son with her partner, Paul Hunnings, and the couple have two other children.

William would have been 53 now, and she has now opened up about the life-changing incident that happened back in 1989.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the 88 year old explained: "It was a glorious January day, and it was sort of 1 o'clock, and he wasn't home.

"The doorbell rang, and there was a policeman there, and immediately then I knew why. And he said, 'There's been an accident, and I'm sorry to say your son is dead."

She also explained that all these years later she still celebrates her son, and she wonders what would have been for her son.

Mary said: "Every occasion we can we drink to Will. And you wonder what would have been. I still think of him as 19. He would be 53 now. Who would he be?"

The baking guru also explained that William's friends still leave notes at the church nearby to where they lived at the time, adding that she thinks he had an "effect" on his pals.

Mary also added that she hopes what happened to her son has made them drive "more carefully."

Also, in the interview, Mary admitted that she believes that she will be reunited with William in the afterlife, explaining that the thought brings her "comfort."

Mary has been on our TV screens for many years, but she is arguably best known for being a judge on the Great British Bake Off for seven years alongside Paul Hollywood.

She decided to leave the show when it left the BBC and moved to Chanel 4 in 2017.

Since then, fans have still been able to get a glimpse of Mary as she has featured in many baking shows that have aired on the station.

She also returned to judging as she became a pudding judge as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year.

At the time, she explained: "I’m looking forward to the celebrations for the Queen’s 70th anniversary and of course judging the Platinum Pudding competition. How exciting!"

Now, Mary is working on a new TV show called Mary Makes It Easy, as well as writing a book.

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