Great British Bake Off fans shocked as Prue Leith reveals age 🎂

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by Nathan Katnoria |

Just when we were recovering from the shock of finding out Noel Fielding’s real age, The Great British Bake Off went and dropped another bombshell on us when Prue Leith revealed how old she was.

After setting the bakers the difficult task of rustling up a Sussex Pond pudding during the technical challenge last series, Prue was chatting to Noel and co-host Matt Lucas about the traditional 17th century dessert when she casually let slip that she was 80.

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Stunned viewers took to social media to share their disbelief at Prue’s age, with many thinking that she was much younger.

“I am soo surprised that Prue Leith is 80 - she looks so fantastic,” tweeted one.

A second exclaimed, “Prue is 80?! Looking good girl!”

“Prue is 80?! She looks amazing! Proof that cakes and bakes are good for you,” wrote a third.

One more astonished fan remarked, “Prue is EIGHTY?!?!?!?!?!?! THOUGHT SHE WAS IN HER 60s WTFFF.”

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The first ever GBBO was a far cry from the show of today, with only ten contestants competing across just six weeks. There wasn't even a weekly Star Baker. In the end, former debt collector Edd Kimber (far left) was crowned the winner.

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The British-South African chef and food writer joined the baking show in 2016 when it moved from the BBC to Channel 4 and has quickly become a favourite with viewers. Although she did accidentally reveal the winner of the 2017 series hours before the final aired, oops.

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This all comes after Bake Off fans were left shook after discovering Noel Fielding was 47.

The Mighty Boosh star Noel dropped a number of hints about his age throughout the episode and eventually revealed that he was nearing 50 when he performed a dance with Matt Lucas and told the confused younger bakers that “they’d have to be over 45 to get it”.

Viewers took to social media to share their disbelief after discovering that Noel is in fact 47, a year older than co-host Matt.

One posted, “Noel is 47?! Am I the only one who is in shock at this revelation?”

Another stunned viewer asked, “HOW IS NOEL FIELDING 47?”

A third added “Biggest shocker this week is finding out that Noel Fielding is 47!”

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