'They told me I was far too old': Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith is barred from Dancing On Ice revival due to health concerns...as show prepares star-studded line-up for return
Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has been barred from taking part in the upcoming Dancing on Ice revival due to the health concerns, it has been revealed.
The 77-year-old baking extraordinaire said that she was excited to take part in the skating competition upon it's return early next year, but her management refused the offer on medical grounds.
Prue told The Daily Star on Sunday that she would loved to learn to skate on the ITV series, but her team banned her from doing so.
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No way! Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith, 77, was banned from taking part in the upcoming Dancing on Ice revival by her management team due to health concerns
Prue said: 'I was asked if I would do Dancing On Ice. I thought it'd be the perfect way to get fit, lose a lot of weight and learn a new skill.
'I was actually quite excited, but my team said, 'Absolutely not'.'
The mother-of-two added: 'They told me I was far too old and if I fell over I would break something – and then I thought they were probably right.'
Fabulous: Prue, pictured here at the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' on Tuesday, revealed she was excited to take part in the skating series, but her management said no
Dream team: Prue has won over viewers as the new Great British Bake Off judge after the show moved to Channel 4
The Dancing on Ice line-up has been coming together in recent weeks, with Love Island's Kem Cetinay and England cricketer Monty Panesar rumoured to be taking part.
The show will return with previous hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby back at the helm, and ice-skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean taking over as judges on the show.
The Olympic champions were previously coaches on the show, performing an array of routines over the shows nine series, including their iconic 1984 Bolero performance.
Hosts: The ITV show was originally presented by Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who will both return to host the revival
Despite not taking to the ice, Prue did not rule out an appearance on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
'Maybe Strictly, as that is less dangerous [than Dancing On Ice]. I'm not a very good dancer though.' she added.
'The only time I dance is after a few drinks, so I would have to have a few drinks before the performance. Even then it would just be nan-dancing.'
A representative for Prue said: 'We have not been approached at all this time around. We were approached many years ago but declined then.'
Back together! Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will return to the revived series, this time as judges