Prue Leith



Great British Menu (judge)

The Great British Bake Off (judge)

My Kitchen Rules (judge)


South African-born Michelin starred chef and writer who gave up penning cookbooks and running her acclaimed cookery school to become a novelist, but kept her hand in as a judge on various TV cookery contests, most prominently an eleven-year tenure on Great British Menu. When the The Great British Bake Off moved to Channel 4, she quickly emerged as a likely candidate to succeed Mary Berry, but months of speculation and denials followed before she was formally announced as the new judge in March 2017.


She also served as vice-chair of the Royal Society of Arts, and was responsible for instigating the ongoing series of temporary installations on Trafalgar Square's formerly empty fourth plinth.

Leith was appointed CBE in 2010, and made a dame in 2021.

Her sister-in-law is the royal biographer and former 'Travel Show' presenter Penny Junor and her son Danny Kruger was returned by the electors of Devizes in 2019.

Web links

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Wikipedia entry


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