Published On: Thu, Jun 10th, 2021

Prue Leith, 81, ‘to be made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours’

Prue Leith, 81, ‘to be made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours after advising Boris Johnson on how to make hospital food healthier’

Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith is reportedly set to be made a Dame in the Queen‘s Birthday Honours.

The chef, 81, will allegedly receive the prestigious honour after being made an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2010, for offering advice to the government on how they could make hospital food healthier, according to The Sun.

While she has also been known for her culinary skills, Prue became a household name in 2017 when she joined The Great British Bake Off opposite Paul Hollywood.  

Congratulations! Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith, 81, is reportedly set to be made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

It comes after Prue advised Prime Minister Boris Johnson on how to make hospital food healthier after she took part in an independent review and set out a series of recommendations for hospitals.

She said: ‘The review provides best-in-class examples of how hospitals can serve delicious, nutritious and nicely presented meals on a budget. Food is not only important to health, but to morale.

‘Hospital mealtimes should be a moment of enjoyment and a pleasure to serve. They should inspire staff, patients and visitors to eat well at home.’

Respected: The chef will allegedly receive the prestigious honour for offering advice to the government on how they could make hospital food healthier

Respected: The chef will allegedly receive the prestigious honour for offering advice to the government on how they could make hospital food healthier 

Boris added: ‘It’s massively important for patients and staff to have hot, nutritious meals.’

A representative for Prue Leith declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. 

Prue – who has children Danny and Li-da with her late husband Rayne Kruger, who passed away in 2002 – moved to London from South Africa in the 1960s and embarked on a hugely successful career in food before she took over from Mary Berry on the baking competition.

The honour comes after former Bake Off star Mary Berry was made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list last year.

She's a success: Prue was made an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2010, and will now reportedly receive a Damehood ahead of the Queen's Birthday this month

She’s a success: Prue was made an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2010, and will now reportedly receive a Damehood ahead of the Queen’s Birthday this month

Speaking about the honour, she said: ‘I am absolutely overwhelmed to receive this great honour. For most of my life I have been lucky enough to follow my passion to teach cookery through books and the media.

‘My only achievement at school was just one O-level in cookery …

However, I am sure they are looking down and smiling. I will celebrate with my husband and family very soon.’

Honours list: The Queen hands out honours to a list of people each year to coincide with her summer birthday in recognition of their bravery or service offered in particular areas

Honours list: The Queen hands out honours to a list of people each year to coincide with her summer birthday in recognition of their bravery or service offered in particular areas

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