Prue Leith was born in South Africa and eventually moved to Paris to continue her university studies and better her French. It was here that she realized she wanted to pursue to a career in fine cookery. 

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This is what Prue Leith is up to now

What many don't know: Prue Leith is not just an author of her own cookbooks, but she's also an author of many fiction books! Prue has written a total of eleven books, with her latest addition, The Vegetarian Kitchen, set to be released this upcoming February. On top of that, she's also a fan of writing home and garden articles, in which she's stated on her website, "gardening quickly became addictive". A woman of many trades!

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Prue Leith poses upon arrival to attend the European premiere of the film 'Mary Poppins Returns' at The Royal Albert Hall in London on December 12, 2018

The celebrity judge is into fashion, too! While we noticed she's almost always sporting a new pair of glasses wherever she goes, Prue has recently collaborated with jewelry designer Lola Rose for a different accessory: necklaces! As if being a TV judge and writer wasn't enough, Prue has helped create necklaces that are as vibrant as her personality!

Although her fellow colleague, Sandi Toksvig, has recently announced her departure of the series, the 79-year old Leith has never been more confident in continuing her role in The Great British Bake Off, even after snapping her Achilles tendon during filming last year. 

We're excited to see what else Prue Leith does with her fantastic career, whether it's baking, designing or writing!