Dame Prue Leith will lead a new ITV cooking show alongside her retired fashion designer husband John Playfair.
Set in their kitchen in the Cotswolds, the 10-part Saturday morning series will see the Great British Bake Off judge, 83, peruse the recipe folder she has been building up over six decades in the industry, showing viewers how to cook a range of recipes from mid-week meals to dinner party-inspired dishes.
The couple will share their “top kitchen hacks and culinary short-cuts to help simplify cooking”, including Mr Playfair sharing his tips on the best way to harvest fruit and vegetables after years of country living, ITV said.
Each episode will also see Dame Prue invite a “special guest” into her home to cook and share one of their favourite recipes, as well as “chewing the fat” on everyday issues that “may be especially pertinent to them”.
Dame Prue said: “All in all, Prue’s Cotswold Kitchen is about the things that matter to me in my dotage: family, friends, home, farm and food.
“And I’m such an egotist, I’m looking forward to sharing them all with the world.”
The series will also see Dame Prue celebrate food heroes, showcasing products from entrepreneurs in the Cotswolds and around the UK “in an array of delectable dishes”, ITV said.
Leanne Clarke from ITV Entertainment said: “I am thrilled for us to be invited into Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen for an ITV1 Daytime first!
“Having the legend that is Dame Prue Leith on our screens from her own home every Saturday morning, sharing never-before heard anecdotes and many of her all-time favourite recipes is a real treat that will show the culinary icon in a whole new light. Let’s get cooking!”
Sarah Stevenson, from production company Yeti Television, said: “It’s a real privilege to be making this series alongside Prue and ITV. Prue is such a talented, inspirational woman and natural raconteur, we can’t wait to share all her fascinating tips and tales with viewers.”
Dame Prue, who has been a judge on the Great British Bake Off since 2017, was married to South African author Rayne Kruger for almost 30 years until his death aged 80 in 2002, before marrying fashion designer Mr Playfair in 2016.
Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen will air from February 2024 on ITV1 and ITVX.