Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith, 78, admits she's 'very lucky' to find love ...

Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith has admitted she's 'lucky' to have found love again with husband John Playfair.

The 78-year-old baking judge confessed she wasn't open to marrying again so late in life until she met the designer and the pair were happy to stay unmarried for the five years they dated.

Prue's revelations came as she graces the cover of November's Good Housekeeping, also chatting about her love of food and eccentric choices.

Thrilled: Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith has admitted she's 'lucky' to have found love again with husband John Playfair

Thrilled: Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith has admitted she's 'lucky' to have found love again with husband John Playfair

Prue tied the knot with John in 2016 after five years together, and the star said that she's never been happier since becoming a wife again, despite the couple previously vowing they were happy remaining just partners.

The South African cook was previously married to author Rayne Kruger from 1974 to 2002, when he died at the age of 80.

She said: 'I am [very happy]. Not least because I remarried two years ago. I've been with John [Playfair] now for seven years, it took us five years to decide to do it. 

'It just seemed like, 'We're so old, what's the point really?' Anyhow, we did it. It's been absolutely wonderful. That made me really happy because I'd be single for 14 years – I thought that was it. At my age, you don't expect to fall in love again, so I've been really lucky.

Over the moon: Prue tied the knot with John in 2016 after five years together,despite the couple previously vowing they were happy remaining just partners

Over the moon: Prue tied the knot with John in 2016 after five years together,despite the couple previously vowing they were happy remaining just partners

Delighted: The Bake Off judge, 78, told Good Housekeeping she's been 'very lucky' to have found love again so late in life

Delighted: The Bake Off judge, 78, told Good Housekeeping she's been 'very lucky' to have found love again so late in life

'I've never been very good at looking forward or for that matter, looking back. I really do live in the present and so I've always been very conscious of how happy I am. 

'It sounds so smug, but the fact is, I had a really happy childhood. I had nothing but encouragement from my parents and tolerance when I was being an absolute idiot.

'And I had a terrific career in food and married a wonderful man. We had two children, who are still adored, they adore me and we're very close. 

'Rayne was 20 years older than me. He died when he was 80, so he had a really good life. But I didn't think my life was over then, I thought ''Right, my life has changed,

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