BAKE OFF PRUE’S DRUGS SECRET!
judge Prue Leith admitted taking DRUGS when she first appeared on TV.
Prue, 77, is on the panel for the revamped The Great British Bake Off, which will air on Channel 4 later this month.
However, she’s got a secret drugs past and used to take amphetamines to get her through her television gigs.
TV host and restaurateur Prue’s first appearance onscreen was in the 1970’s in two13-episode series aimed at women at home.
But she took pills to get her through them. Explaining how it GREAT BRITISH LINE-UP: Paul, Sandi, Noel and Prue started she said: “The floor manager could see I wasn’t enjoying it and said ‘why don’t you try this?’ and gave me a little pill.
“I didn’t know what it was but I would have tried anything. I took it and felt terrific.
“But afterwards my brother said to me, ‘you were fine until the end when your eyes were rolling all over the place. What were you on?’”
The BBC controversially sold their big bakery hit to Channel 4 after last year’s series, receiving a whopping £75million.
Original hosts Mel Giedroyc, 49, and Sue Perkins, 47, didn’t jump ship and Mary Berry, 82, also refused to follow the tent to the rival channel.
Paul Hollywood, 51, did stay with the show, though, and will be joined by Prue on the judging panel with Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding hosting the show.
Unlike the previous hosts though, Noel has vowed to stay off the cake and says he won’t be eating any culinary creations. He said: “Sugar is a powerful thing. I get more work when I’m thinner. So I can’t put on weight. No one likes a tubby gut,”
But while Noel, 44, won’t be scoffing cake, at least he knows what the show’s all about – his co-host Sandi, 59, has never watched it and so was stumped when quizzed about the show.
When asked what her favourite episode of The Great British Bake Off was, she said: “The one where they make cake? I don’t watch a lot of television, I’m more of a reader.”