THE Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith is to be interviewed in front of a public audience at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh.

Prue – who was in hot water this week after accidently revealing the winner of the hit show before the final was aired – will discuss her career as a presenter, novelist, cookery expert and entrepreneur at the university, where she was appointed chancellor in July.

She will also reveal her interest in food and diet, education and the arts, and the rights of people who are near end of life.

‘In Conversation with Prue Leith’ takes place on November 29 and is part of the university’s programme of public engagement .

Prue took over the role of university chancellor from entrepreneur Sir Tom Farmer, who served as founding chancellor from 2007-2016.

She has become a household name in recent years due to her regular appearances on TV.

Up until 2016, she spent 11 years as a judge on BBC 2’s cooking contest programme ‘Great British Menu.’

She now stars on prime time TV alongside Paul Hollywood as the new judge on the popular amateur cooking show ‘The Great British Bake Off.’

The TV personality successfully built a catering business from scratch in the 1960s which grew to become Leith’s Good Food, the party and event caterer. In 1969, she opened Leith’s, her famous Michelin starred restaurant, and, in 1975, founded Leith’s School of Food and Wine which trains professional chefs and amateur cooks. She has just finished her eighth novel and an updated edition of her autobiography ‘Relish: My Life on a Plate’ has just been published.

Dr Richard Butt, the university’s deputy principal, said: “Prue has made a significant contribution to the food and hospitality landscape of the UK – helping to identify and nurture young culinary talent and promote good food health for all.

“Aside from her success as a culinary expert, she has also lent her voice to campaigns which highlight issues of care for older people and the rights of people who are dying.”

Prue will be interviewed by Stan Blackley, who is programme leader and lecturer for the university’s MSc in gastronomy. QMU is the first and only university in the UK to offer a masters course in gastronomy, a course that takes a multi-disciplinary look at how food features in and shapes lives and the world.

The publicinterview will take place at 6pm with doors opening 5.30pm, in the 250-capacity Halle Lecture Theatre.

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Visitors are invited to join Prue and other guests for tea and coffee at a short reception following the talk.