Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith reveals crazy drug-fuelled partying past

"It was the sixties," explained the octogenarian Bake Off judge.

Prue Leith is one of two judges on The Great British Bake Off, alongside bread-mad silver fox, Paul Hollywood.

The 80-year-old recently opened up speaking to UK politician, Ruth Davidson during a radio interview last month. During the discussion, Prue recounted her negative experience taking acid in the 1960s.

“It was the Sixties, there was a lot of drugs around," began the baking guru. "We used to smoke a bit of pot, not all the time and not a lot, but we did.

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“And one day, we did take acid - only once - and I must tell you, it was the most appalling experience I’ve ever had.”

After dropping the psychedelic with her first husband, Rayne Kruger, Prue suffered from "horrific hallucinations".

“I couldn’t look at him because he turned into a kind of monster, and my arms, the flesh dripped off them. There was just bones left,” she said.

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The bad trip had lasting impacts for the Bake Off star. Up until the early 2000's, Prue dealt with bad dreams and flashbacks related to the experience.

“I’d have nightmares,” she explained. "And when I woke up, nothing would look like I knew it ought to look.

“It would be wobbly or strange or growing and sinking and shrinking and expanding.”

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