Prue Leith recalls accidentally going to an orgy in Paris
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The Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith is set to become a Dame following the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The broadcaster is being acknowledged for services to food, broadcasting and charity.
I’m not sure I deserve such a pat on the back for doing things that I’ve loved all my long life
It was announced yesterday that Prue, 81, will become a Dame after being recognised by the government and Her Majesty The Queen.
The South African born star became a much-loved figure on British screens after signing up to become a judge on Bake Off.
She later went on to offer her support to the government and assist the Cabinet in deciding how to make hospital food healthier, before offering her recommendations.
Now, the television favourite, who replaced Mary Berry on the baking show, has been left overwhelmed after being recognised.
In view of her 64,700 Twitter followers, she wrote: “I am thrilled, delighted and very grateful. I’m not sure I deserve such a pat on the back for doing things that I’ve loved all my long life – in business or cooking or campaigning.
“But I can’t pretend it’s not a huge honour and source of pride. Dame Prue! It will take some getting used to. #QueensBirthdayHonours #DamePrue.”
Fans couldn’t hold in their excitement as they took to the comments section to congratulate Prue.
“Congratulations although I think A Dame Prue sounds like a great name for a dish too,” said one.
While a second tweeted: “Congratulations! Anyone involved with hospitality this year deserves recognition!!”
“Congratulations Prue! Such lovely news,” said a third.
However, Prue is no stranger when it comes to being recognised for her work, as in 2010, she was awarded a CBE for services to the Catering Industry.
The mum-of-two had been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 21 years previously.
Prue had spent more than 10 years as a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu before moving to Bake Off in 2017 when the programme moved to Channel 4.
However, in 2017, she was forced to apologise after accidentally leaking the winner of the series just hours before it was set to be revealed to the nation.
She blamed being in Bhutan and her confusion over the time difference for the slip.
Prue is not the only BBC favourite to be recognised for their work.
Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge, Arlene Philips, 78, is also set to become a Dame.
Arlene appeared on Strictly between 2004 – 2008 and was made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2001, as well as a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), just eight years ago.
She was given the accolade in the New Year Honours for services to dance and charity.
Over her impressive career, Arlene has choreographed a number of hit West End shows from Starlight Express to Grease.
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