Prue Leith

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I realised I was totally English. The Cambodian culture was so foreign to me. I grew up with South African expat parents in England and lived in a manor house and had a very charmed lifestyle. Having had no influences from Cambodia before, it was a huge shock in every single way possible. I didn't really feel connected.

At the age of 14, I had this bolt-upright-in-bed situation. I was trying to imagine what my parents looked like, and I realised I couldn't. I'd never met a Cambodian. The only images I had were from documentaries. But you never see Cambodians in those. You just see skulls.

Adopting Li-Da was just as wonderful, satisfying and fascinating as having [son] Daniel the way nature intended. The two of them are chalk and cheese, but are devoted to each other. Li-Da was, if anything, too good a child, conscious of her luck and suffering from classic survivor guilt, which she later channelled into making films about Cambodia and working for charities to help the country.

I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team.

I think it's silly to ignore it. An awful lot of older women do have love affairs or wish they were having love affairs.

It's surprising how you can behave like a 16-year-old in your 60s or a 17-year-old in your 70s. You know, it's exactly the same. You fall in love with somebody, you start worrying about why the phone is not ringing and thinking 'Can I ring him?'. Is romance dead for me? I got married five months ago. He's a great guy too. He's lovely and he's my toyboy. I'm 77 and he's 70, so he's a mere boy. It's enlivening.

I think I'm close but I know there are two people in the running. One other person [...] I've had two auditions with them and lots of meetings. I can wish. I can dream [...] Of course I'd love to do it. Who wouldn't want to do it? I've known Mary for years and she loved it.

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