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Rue Leith reveals that she had "terrible hallucinations" and nightmares after taking LSD


Bake Off's Prue Leith reveals that taking LSD only once in her twenties left her nightmares for decades, and says the psychedelics caused "terrible" hallucinations – including one that "melted" the flesh off her bones is

  • 80-year-old British star Bue Off Prue Leith told LBC about taking drugs in the 1960s
  • She revealed that she was in her twenties at the time and took it on with the ex-husband
  • The psychedelics then triggered hallucinations and terrible nightmares
  • & # 39; Terrible & # 39; Hallucinations made her believe husband Rayne Kruger was a monster
  • In an open interview, she also admitted to having undressed in an orgy in Paris

She's the healthy face of Great British Bake Off, but 80-year-old cooking doyenne Prue Leith has shown how she only dealt with LSD once in her twenties and suffered decades of nightmares and “terrible” hallucinations.

80-year-old Leith, back on the screens on the latest series of the popular baking show, gave the shocking reveal to LBC, saying the terribly realistic hallucinations that followed saw her thinking flesh "melted" from her arms " be.

Speaking to the London radio station, the Bake Off star said she took the drug with her then-husband Rayne Kruger, who died in 2002, and said, “It was the sixties, there were a lot of drugs. We always smoked a little bit, not all the time and not a lot, but we did.

"And one day we only took acid once, and I have to tell you, it was the most horrific experience I've ever had."

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Scary: Bake Offs Prue Leith, 80, only took LSD once when she was in her early 20s, but says the "appalling" experience left her with nightmares and hallucinations for decades (Prue in 2019)

Speaking to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson about LBC, Prue admitted she had only taken the mind-altering drug once with her then-husband Rayne Kruger, but said the hallucinations that followed terrified her (Prue pictured 1985).

Speaking to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson about LBC, Prue admitted she had only taken the mind-altering drug once with her then-husband Rayne Kruger, but said the hallucinations that followed terrified her (Prue pictured 1985).

She continued, “I had absolutely terrible hallucinations. I couldn't look at him because he turned into some kind of monster and my arms, the flesh were dripping from them. There were only bones left. & # 39;

Prue admitted the experience left her with nightmares for several decades, saying that sometimes she woke up in the middle of the night and the room looked like it was "sinking and shrinking".

In the open radio interview with Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, Prue also recalled how she once stumbled into an orgy in Paris.

The TV star admitted that she had undressed to blend in with the crowd and walked around for about an hour before her friend reappeared and she went home.

It comes after The Great British Bake Off hit record highs for Channel 4 when it returned for Series 11 on September 22nd.

7.9 million tuned in to see Matt Lucas' first episode as the new co-host, and 12 home bakers step up to face the first dramatic challenges.

The show marked the UK's biggest Channel Bake Off launch that Channel 4 has seen since the show launched in 2017 after seven years on the BBC.

Ruth said, “I had absolutely terrible hallucinations. I couldn't look at him because he turned into some kind of monster, and my arms, the flesh was dripping from them. & # 39;

Ruth said, “I had absolutely terrible hallucinations. I couldn't look at him because he turned into some kind of monster, and my arms, the flesh was dripping from them. & # 39;

The series premiere on Tuesday evening exceeded last year's opening episode by 1.3 million viewers and exceeded the station's first episode in 2017 by 500,000.

The peak of 7.9 million (average audience 6.9 million) marks Kanal 4's largest broadcast to date in 2020 and the highest rated broadcast since the finale of Bake Off's ninth series in 2018.

The start of the Tuesday night show was postponed 15 minutes to make room for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 8 p.m. address, which three million people were watching on Channel 4.

All 12 bakers, presenters Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding, judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and the entire crew lived together in an isolation bubble for six weeks to film.

Side Effects: Prue admitted that she had nightmares for several decades as a result of this experience

Side Effects: Prue admitted that she had nightmares for several decades as a result of this experience

Production was handled by the luxury hotel Down Hall in Hertfordshire, where all actors and crew members lived together on location during filming, underwent regular COVID-19 tests and were separated from their families.

This enabled the bakers, as well as the judges and moderators, to forego social distancing in the famous tent.

The series had already seen its start date postponed by a month from its usual late August after filming was delayed by the lockdown.

The production made sure that the COVID-19 restrictions didn't affect the show's close association.

Success: It comes after The Great British Bake Off hit record levels for Channel 4 when it returned for Series 11 on September 22nd with 7.9 million viewers

Success: It comes after The Great British Bake Off hit record highs for Channel 4 when it returned for Series 11 on September 22nd with 7.9 million viewers

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