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I am joined for my final episode of Life and Soul by the culinary queen, Prue Leith. She’s a cookery writer, restaurateur, novelist, Bake Off judge and advisor to the government’s review on hospital food.

In this episode, she tells me how she treated some lucky care home staff to her cooking during lockdown as she couldn’t bear to only make supper for two and she explains the reasons why she is so passionate about the campaign for better hospital food.

I ask her what it was like to join the Great British Bake Off (spoiler alert: her main concern was working with Paul Hollywood) and how she called Mary Berry for some advice. Prue also tells us about her new Channel 4 show with the gorgeous Dr Rupy Aujla where they attempt to transform the food and shopping habits of four families and tackle our issue with food waste. I couldn’t think of two better people to come to the rescue!

It was a real honour to talk to Prue - she’s an incredibly busy woman and she definitely won’t be slowing down anytime soon!