Prue Leith has admitted she drowned a litter of kittens as a toddler on the directions of her mom.
The Nice British Bake Off decide recalled the surprising act in her memoir I’ll Strive Something As soon as, admitting the traumatic expertise had plagued her for weeks afterwards.
Prue, who was 11 years outdated on the time, mentioned her mom had informed her to kill the bag of new child cats simply hours after their start.
“My mom and I, then 11, had simply drowned some kittens… and for weeks I imagined these poor lifeless creatures,” she wrote.
“Too many kittens was a frequent incidence and there had come a day when my mom, unable to seek out houses for yet one more litter, determined to drown the most recent batch.”
Prue mentioned she tried to steer her mom towards it, however her protests “have been met with a agency, ‘Darling, it needs to be accomplished. They’re only some hours outdated. They are going to hardly realize it’s taking place’”.
Regardless of her mom’s assurances, the TV character mentioned the kittens “fought just like the satan for all times”.
“I held the bag beneath the water till the final kitten had stopped mewing,” she mentioned.
Earlier this yr, Prue admitted she and Paul Hollywood have very completely different emotions in the direction of the superstar standing they’ve on account of being judges on Bake Off.
The pair have judged the baking competitors collectively since 2017, when Prue took over from Mary Berry after the present’s transfer to Channel 4.
Talking about her fellow decide’s emotions, Prue informed the PA information company: “He’s all the time very good-tempered, if we’re someplace and someone comes up and needs us to do a selfie, he’ll say ‘oh all proper then,’ however he doesn’t prefer it. He would a lot want to be someplace no one will see him.
“Whereas I believe I’m fairly grateful for it, these are the individuals who pay my wages.”