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Get To Know Prue Leith Better With These 9 Facts About Her

The Great British Bake Off recently finished airing its first series on Channel 4, which was a huge success for the Channel. Though the show welcomed some new faces, it’s still remained popular with viewers. One of those new additions is Prue Leith, who many hadn’t heard of before she was announced as a judge. So who exactly is Mary Berry’s replacement? Here are 9 facts about her for you to get to know her better.

  1. Her son, Danny Kruger, once worked as a speechwriter and advisor to former Prime Minister David Cameron

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2. She’s amassed no fewer than 13 honorary degrees or fellowships from various UK universities

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3. She was brought up in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the height of the apartheid, during which racial segregation was rife

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4. After deciding she didn’t like the courses available at her local university, she moved to Paris, where she fell in love with the country’s cuisine and decided she wanted to pursue a culinary career

via Theresident.co.uk

5. She’s written over a dozen cookbooks and has worked as a food journalist for the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Express

via Telegraph.co.uk

6. Not only is she a dab hand at writing about cooking, she’s also a novelist, with seven published novels to her name

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7. She was a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu for 11 series from 2006 to 2016

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8. She went to Le Cordon Bleu cookery school in London and opened her first restaurant, Leith’s, in Holland Park in 1969

via Thesun.co.uk

9. For her services to cooking, she was awarded in OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2010

via Closeronline.co.uk

James Gibson
I'm a Classics graduate and have been writing for over three years. Hopefully going to go into novel writing some day. I'm mostly interested in theme parks and roller coasters - I've been on 300 coasters and plan on going on lots more!


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