Nice British Bake Off’s Prue Leith ‘triggers’ viewers with consuming problems by saying contestants’ desserts are ‘definitely worth the energy’, charity claims

  • Nice British Bake Off presenter Prue Leith, 81, praised a contestant’s biscuits as ‘definitely worth the energy’
  • Leith’s feedback have provoked complaints from consuming dysfunction charity Beat
  • ‘Mentions of energy may be triggering to individuals,’ mentioned certainly one of Beat’s administrators










Consuming dysfunction charities and victims have hit out at Nice British Bake Off over choose Prue Leith’s ‘triggering’ repeated on display screen mentions of energy or fats.

Whereas tasting Amanda Georgiou’s biscuits throughout German week, the 81-year-old TV star mentioned it was ‘price each calorie’.

Consuming dysfunction Beat mentioned the language was triggering and urged Channel 4 to be extra cautious – and plenty of viewers agreed.

Great British Bake Off presenter Prue Leith, 81, has been criticised by an eating disorder charity for saying a contestant's biscuits were 'worth every calorie'

Nice British Bake Off presenter Prue Leith, 81, has been criticised by an consuming dysfunction charity for saying a contestant’s biscuits had been ‘price each calorie’

Leith is a renowned chef who has been a judge on Bake Off since its move to Channel 4 in March 2017, alongside Paul Hollywood (left), with comedians Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas as presenters (right)

Leith is a famend chef who has been a choose on Bake Off since its transfer to Channel 4 in March 2017, alongside Paul Hollywood (left), with comedians Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas as presenters (proper)

The consuming dysfunction charity’s director of exterior affairs, Tom Quinn mentioned: ‘Mentions of energy may be triggering to individuals with or susceptible to an consuming dysfunction.

‘We all know from the individuals we help that equating meals with “good” or “dangerous” ethical connotations can result in emotions of guilt and disgrace, and might even encourage consuming dysfunction behaviours.

‘So, discuss of meals being “definitely worth the energy” may be very unhelpful.

‘We estimate that 1.25 million individuals within the UK presently have an consuming dysfunction, however because of the stigma that also surrounds these critical psychological sicknesses, this quantity could also be even increased.

‘We might strongly encourage Channel 4 to be aware about the way in which meals and train is mentioned, as an illustration not mentioning energy or particular weights, as a way to shield their viewers.’

Followers of the present joined the charity in elevating issues on Twitter.

One mentioned: ‘As an individual who beforehand had an consuming dysfunction: please cease saying issues are definitely worth the energy. Whoever you’re. Nevertheless it you’ve a platform it is a tremendous nope.’

One other wrote: ‘I completely adore Bake Off, however I cringe each time I hear Prue say “definitely worth the energy”… it is simply inappropriate.’

A fan mentioned: ‘Prue’s “definitely worth the energy” feedback are completely pointless.

‘It is a baking present, ffs. there’s completely no want so as to add a hefty sprinkle of weight loss program tradition to each episode.’

Leith, who used to run a Michelin-starred restaurant in Notting Hill and ran a renowned cookery school for nearly 20 years, has provoked the ire of viewers over her comment

Leith, who used to run a Michelin-starred restaurant in Notting Hill and ran a famend cookery faculty for practically 20 years, has provoked the ire of viewers over her remark

One sufferer added: ‘As somebody who went all the way down to 115 lbs to as much as 182… I hate that she all the time says baked meals is “definitely worth the energy”. 

‘It’s totally poisonous and is simply getting annoying. Simply benefit from the scrumptious meals!!’

One other viewer wrote: ‘I want Prue would cease speaking about how fattening or “definitely worth the energy” bakes are.’

And one other added: ‘Prue but once more speaking about energy or baked items being “fattening” so pointless, boring and damaging, please for the love of baking make her cease.’

A fan additionally wrote: ‘If Prue might cease mentioning calorie content material each 10 minutes that’d be nice.’

Channel 4 has been approached for remark.

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