Following Richard's death two years ago, her son Stephen encouraged her to take up baking.
She bakes treats for his restaurant when she's not baking for the family - or 'having a boogie' with friends.
He rose to fame on beloved surrealist comedy show The Mighty Boosh, but Noel Fielding is about to find himself with a whole new fanbase.
The comedian and actor has turned his hand to presenting, gaining an overwhelmingly positive response when his first episode as co-host of The Great British Bake Off aired on Tuesday night.
He is a playful polymath, hopping about in his pointy boots from sitcoms to animations to stand-up, acting to art exhibitions. He is about to go on tour for a second UK leg of his solo show, An Evening With Noel Fielding, having already taken it around the UK, Australia and New Zealand. But I suppose I'm in this weird transitional period between having some success doing weird stuff and not being eccentric yet. Fielding, who had been on the show since 2009, found out when the press did. All of a sudden it was just POWWWW and everyone was sick of each other. They were making a lot of money and there were a lot of people with a vested interest in keeping it going.He worked 'incredibly hard' to elevate the Mighty Boosh to arena-filling world tours.Then they imploded, 'Luxury Comedy' got cancelled and so did 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'.With many viewers dubbing his presenting technique “charming”, it seems that Fielding might have won over even the die-hard Bake Off viewers. He's starred in some of Britain’s best-loved comedies He might be best known as the co-creator of The Might Boosh alongside Julian Barratt, but Fielding has also appeared in some of Britain’s most acclaimed comedy shows.He played reclusive goth Richmond in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and also appeared in Charlie Brooker’s Nathan Barley and cult show Gareth Marenghi’s Darkplace alongside friend and frequent collaborator Richard Ayoade.