Prue Leith reveals she’s ditching big family Christmas for exotic getaway this year

Prue's not having a traditional Christmas this year...

Prue Leith

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has revealed she and her husband are jetting off to India for an exotic and very different Christmas in an exclusive chat with Woman & Home.

The cooking pro lives with her husband John Playfair in their country home in the Cotswolds, where they’ve been settled for 40 years.

But instead of a traditional Christmas at home with her family, Prue and her hubby are opting for a jet set trip across the globe.

She revealed, “We’re going to India for Christmas- my husband and I are sneaking off this time.

“We normally have huge family Christmases, but this year, I don’t know why, we decided to go to Kerala. It’ll be so much fun.”

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Christmas in Prue’s house sounds like a delicious affair though, with the mum-of-two and grandmother-of-four revealing a special decorative trick she loves to do during the festive season.

“Decorating the tree is one of my favourite things to do. Every year we have what we call a sweetie tree, which is a bare branch that I tie Quality Street toffees to.

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“They look absolutely wonderful because they glitter, although the children demolish them very fast!”

Sharing her thoughts on her ideas for presents for her young grandkids, Prue explained that she feels that simple presents are the ones that mean the most.

“I’d love to give the grandchildren something they’d value. They have so many presents that don’t last very long, so I like to give something very simple, like a Bagatelle board. Or maybe a good children’s cookbook would be nice.”

Read Prue’s full interview in the December issue of Woman & Home

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.