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Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith admits she skips meals to prevent getting fat on the show

EXCLUSIVE: ‘People ask, how do I manage to eat all that sugar?’ Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith admits she skips meals to prevent getting fat on the show

The Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith admits she is having to skip meals in order to prevent getting fat by gorging on 24 cakes a day on set.

The TV chef, 80, put on a stone during the last series of the Channel 4 show and insists she’s determined not to pile on the pounds again.

She revealed: ‘People ask, how do I manage to eat all that sugar? If you have 12 bakers in the tent doing two challenges a day, that is 24 teaspoons. 

Careful: The Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith admits she is having to skip meals in order to prevent getting fat by gorging on 24 cakes a day on set

‘If you are careful, you can get away with 600 calories [from the tastings], which means you can have dinner. You do have to skip breakfast and lunch, however.’

Prue added that her fellow judge Paul Hollywood did the same number of tastings and still ate three meals a day.

She said more savoury bakes would feature on the show, to the delight of the judges.

Getting involved: The TV chef, 80, put on a stone during the last series of the Channel 4 show and insists she’s determined not to pile on the pounds again

Getting involved: The TV chef, 80, put on a stone during the last series of the Channel 4 show and insists she’s determined not to pile on the pounds again

‘Paul and I both love it when we have a healthy bake challenge because it is such a relief from all the sugar we eat. Paul can eat anything and never gets fat. It makes you want to kill him really.’

And she added about her judging style: ‘It was really important this show should be really good and friendly and almost loving. It is never unkind.

‘I do think it is important to the nation’s health, despite the fact it is pushing sugar.’

Big appetite: Prue added that her fellow judge Paul Hollywood did the same number of tastings and still ate three meals a day

Big appetite: Prue added that her fellow judge Paul Hollywood did the same number of tastings and still ate three meals a day

Prue revealed that she has used her skills in the national effort against the coronavirus.

She secretly fed 30 staff in a local Cotswolds care home before going into the Bake Off bubble, even though she was shielding.

Prue, who has advised on a report for health secretary Matt Hancock into improving hospital food, said she wanted “brown and boring” food in hospitals and care homes to be improved, especially for night staff, who live off vending machine snacks in some hospitals.

She would love to see up to five items such as freshly cooked omelette, a “really good” tomato soup, pasta, fish cakes and fresh toast and tea available round-the-clock on hospital wards.

‘Food is medicine,’ she said. ‘People should be able to get something healthy and delicious any time of the day or night.’

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