- “Great British Baking Show” host Prue Leith talked about her romantic relationships on the podcast “Changes, with Annie Macmanus.”
- She said she had one “love affair” with an old friend between her two marriages.
- “He loved music and food and he was in his 70s. And thank God he wasn’t gay because I discovered that I still quite liked all that,” Leith said on the podcast.
Prue Leith, the host of “Great British Baking Show,” revealed the details of the first “love affair” she had following her first husband’s death.
On a recent episode of the podcast “Changes, with Annie Macmanus,” 81-year-old Leith said she remained single for four years after husband Rayne Kruger died in 2002. But Leith said her sex drive returned in 2006 when she met a man at a dinner party.
After a few drinks, Leith and the other women discussed how they never wanted to marry another man, but would enjoy having one around for the companionship and help with chores.
“I got a bit full of booze and said very specifically, ‘I want somebody who is Jewish, in his 70s, a musician, and gay,’ those four things,” Leith told Macmanus.
Weeks later, Leith said she reunited with an old friend and realized he fit her description, with the exception of his sexuality.
“He loved music and food and he was in his 70s. And thank God he wasn’t gay because I discovered that I still quite liked all that,” Leith said on the podcast. They ended up breaking things off, but remain friends, she said.
A year later Leith met her now-husband John, and told Macmanus she loves him “to bits” and finds their marriage “divine.”