Prue Leith takes a thinly-veiled dig at Paul

Prue Leith appeared to take a thinly-veiled dig at Paul as she appeared on This Morning on Wednesday alongside Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby. 

The Great British Bake Off judge, 77, took the swipe at Paul - who announced earlier this week that he was splitting from wife Alex - as she reflected on her first marriage to a man she met when he was married to someone else. 

Prue candidly revealed: 'He was my mum’s best friend husband and we were family friends. I think adultery is wrong, I think stealing someone’s husband is wrong.'

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Prue Leith, 77, appeared to take a thinly-veiled dig at Paul Hollywood as she appeared on This Morning on Wednesday

Prue Leith, 77, appeared to take a thinly-veiled dig at Paul as she appeared on This Morning on Wednesday

Continuing to describe the first love of her life, Prue revealed: 'I know it was the wrong thing to do. But I was only 20. He was 40. He was like god to me.'

Prue also offered her explanation as to why he left his wife for her: 'He married a woman who was 20 years older than him with three young children.

'She was like a mother to me and was deeply upset. But Ray was determined we would remain friends,' she looked back. 

Prue's confessions comes after baking enthusiast Paul revealed he and wife of 19 years Alex are set to go their separate ways.

On Monday, Paul revealed he and wife of 19 years Alex are set to go their separate ways

On Monday, Paul revealed he and wife of 19 years Alex are set to go their separate ways

The Great British Bake Off judge took the swipe at Paul - who announced earlier this week that he was splitting from wife Alex - as she reflected on her first marriage to a man she met when he was married to someone else

The Great British Bake Off judge took the swipe at Paul - who announced earlier this week that he was splitting from wife Alex - as she reflected on her first marriage to a man she met when he was married to someone else

'He was like God to me!' Despite knowing that it was the wrong thing to go, Prue continued to describe the first love of her life

'He was like God to me!' Despite knowing that it was the wrong thing to go, Prue continued to describe the first love of her life

Paul and Alex confirmed their heartbreaking split in a joint statement on Monday saying: 'It is with sadness that we have decided to separate.

'Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time.'

The baking guru, who is now worth £10million, split from his wife, 53, temporarily in 2013 after admitting an affair with his US co-star Marcela Valladolid, 39.

The couple reconciled a few months later and he described the incident as 'the biggest mistake of my life' in an interview with BBC radio.

'She was 20 years older than him!' Prue also offered her explanation as to why he left his wife for her

'She was 20 years older than him!' Prue also offered her explanation as to why he left his wife for her

'It is with sadness that we have decided to separate': This comes after Paul and Alex confirmed their heartbreaking split in a joint statement on Monday 

'It is with sadness

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