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Prue Leith is fast becoming a style icon. The Great British Bake Off judge always masterfully coordinates her outfits, wearing bold prints, statement jewellery and very bright lipstick.
The South African chef, writer and restauranteur is full of zest often cracking jokes with contestants and show hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.
Therefore, many were shocked to find out on Tuesday night that the star is actually 80 years old.
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During a conversation following a Sussex Pond technical challenge, the icon dropped her real age.
While talking to Noel and Matt about the traditional 17th century dessert, Prue said: “I am 80 years old and steam pudding, I grew up with them and I absolutely love them.”
Shocked viewers immediately took to Twitter to proclaim their surprise.
One wrote: “How is prue 80 years old? Drop that skincare regime sis. #GBBO”.
Another added: “Anyone else in shock that Prue Leith is 80?!!!!!!! I knew cake was good for you”.
“I know 2020 has been a weird year but I did not expect to find out that Prue Leith is 80 years old #GBBO,” tweeted a third.
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A fan also admitted to having headed straight to Google to check, writing: “How many people just googled “how old is #Prue” because they didn’t believe she really was 80?! #GBBO”.
A fifth viewer simply typed: “just found out Prue from bake off is 80 and I am FLAWED.”
It seems that the cast of Great British Bake Off have an ageless quality, as Noel also recently wowed fans.
The Mighty Boosh star referenced ‘80s kids show Emu's All Live Pink Windmill during an exchange with Matt, while telling the bakers that they have to be “over 45” to get the joke.
TV presenter Noel is 47 years old, while Matt is slightly younger at 46, but fans refused to believe that Noel is the age he is.
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Heading online they researched the age of the comedian before taking to Twitter to, again, express their disbelief.
“HOW IS NOEL FIELDING 47?" wrote one, while another added that they’d had to “double check,” after Google revealed Noel’s actual age.
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