11 November 2020 14:32
Some people really don't look their ages and others (sorry) unfortunately do. Occasionally you get those rare stories where you find out a person's age and you just can't believe that they're telling the truth. There's just absolutely no way they can be that old. One such example is the Great British Bake Off presenter, Prue Leith. Fans cannot believe her real age.
For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. Prue has successfully turned her hand to many things over the course of her career. While nowadays we may know her best as a presenter on the popular baking show, Prue is also a practiced restauranteur, chef and caterer. Not only this, but she is also an apt businesswoman, a journalist, a cookery writer and a published author. (Image: Mark Bourdillon/ Channel 4) Perhaps then, her real age does make sense. How else could she have achieved so much? So what actually is her age. If you had to guess, what would you say? If you're like many of her fans, you will be gobsmacked that she's actually 80 years old. One Bake Off viewer tweeted: "Love watching @BritishBakeOff Nearly fell off the sofa when I was reminded Pru is 80- looking amazing @PrueLeith" Someone else wrote: "If I look half as good as @PrueLeith at 80, I'll be one happy lady! #WhatIsHerSecret " Another person just straight up wishes they were Prue, writing: "If I could choose a celebrity to be my grandmother it would be Prue Leith" A fair comment. We have no idea what Prue's secret is. Maybe it's simply a lifetime of amazing food. Born in Cape Town in 1940, Prue moved to London in 1960 to attend the Cordon Bleu Cookery School. In the years following this, she focused her efforts on working in the luxury food industry, first starting her own high-quality business lunch company called Leith's Good Food, then opening a Michelin star restaurant in Notting Hill in 1969. In 1975, Prue founded the Leith's School of Food and Wine, training professional chefs and amateur cooks. Alongside working in the food industry, Prue became a food columnist for several national newspapers. Since then she has also written 12 cookery books and seven novels. Starting with her first TV appearance in 1970 on a series aimed at women at home, Prue went on to feature on a number of shows, such as The Great British Menu and My Kitchen Rules, before latterly joining Bake Off. Want more news? Head over to the MyLondon homepage.