Dame Prue Leith is set to take the lead in a new cooking show on ITV, co-hosted by her retired fashion designer husband John Playfair. The series, consisting of 10 episodes and airing on Saturday mornings, will be filmed in their Cotswolds kitchen. The 83-year-old Great British Bake Off judge will delve into her extensive recipe collection spanning six decades in the culinary industry. Throughout the show, she will guide viewers through preparing a variety of dishes, ranging from weekday meals to elegant dinner party creations.
The couple will also divulge their expert kitchen tips and time-saving tricks, aiming to simplify the cooking process. John Playfair will contribute his insights on effectively harvesting fruits and vegetables, drawing from his years of experience in country living. Each episode will feature a “special guest” invited by Dame Prue to her home, where they will cook and share their favorite recipe. Alongside cooking, the show will involve casual conversations about everyday topics that hold relevance for the guests.
Dame Prue expressed that “Prue’s Cotswold Kitchen” encapsulates her current priorities in life, focusing on family, friends, home, farm, and food.
“And I’m such an egotist, I’m looking forward to sharing them all with the world.”
The series will also see Dame Prue celebrate food heroes, showcasing products from entrepreneurs in the Cotswolds and around the UK “in an array of delectable dishes”, ITV said.
“I am thrilled for us to be invited into Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen for an ITV1 Daytime first!,” said Leanne Clarke from ITV Entertainment.
“Having the legend that is Dame Prue Leith on our screens from her own home every Saturday morning, sharing never-before heard anecdotes and many of her all-time favourite recipes is a real treat that will show the culinary icon in a whole new light. Let’s get cooking!”
Sarah Stevenson, from production company Yeti Television, said: “It’s a real privilege to be making this series alongside Prue and ITV. Prue is such a talented, inspirational woman and natural raconteur, we can’t wait to share all her fascinating tips and tales with viewers.”
Dame Prue, a judge on the Great British Bake Off since 2017, was in matrimony with South African writer Rayne Kruger for nearly three decades until his passing at 80 in 2002. Following this, she wedded fashion designer Mr. Playfair in 2016.
The show “Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen” is scheduled for airing on both ITV1 and ITVX starting in February 2024.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn