Sex drugs and baking soda: Prue Leith confessed to "terrible hallucinations" after taking LSD, an affair with the husband of her mother's best friend, and a trip to an orgy
She's the healthy face of Great British Bake Off, but 80-year-old Doyenne Prue Leith has shown how she plagued herself with nightmares and “terrible” hallucinations while dealing with LSD in her twenties.
80-year-old Leith, back on the screens on the latest series of the enduringly popular baking show, gave the shocking reveal to LBC, saying the terribly realistic hallucinations that followed made her think her skin had melted from her arms .
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. & # 39;
Scary: Prue Leith, 80, told how the "terrible" experience of taking LSD left her with nightmares and hallucinations (picture 2019).
“And one day we only took acid once, and I have to tell you, it was the most horrific experience I've ever had.
“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".
During the interview with the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, Prue also remembered how she once stumbled into an orgy in Paris.
Memories: Prue admitted that she only took the mind-altering drug once when she was in her twenties with her then-husband Rayne Kruger (pictured 1985).
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;
The series premiere on Tuesday evening exceeded the opening episode of last year by 1.3 million viewers and exceeded the first episode of the station 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.
Tuesday night's start of the show was postponed 15 minutes to make way 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
Production was carried out 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 shifted a month from its usual late August after filming was delayed by the lockdown.
The production made sure that the COVID-19 restrictions did not affect the show's close association.
Success: It comes after The Great British Bake Off hit record highs for Channel 4 when it returned with 7.9 million viewers for Series 11 on September 22nd
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