Prue Leith will reportedly replace Mary Berry as the second judge on The Great British Bake Off.
The 81-year-old left the show last year after it was revealed that the show was moving from the BBC to Channel 4.
“In cookery circles, she’s practically royalty,” a source said about the new judge.
Replacement: Prue is rumoured to take over from Mary | BBC
According to The Sun, producers hope viewers will warm to Prue because of her similarities to Mary.
“Both are from similar backgrounds, so hopefully viewers will be accepting and give Prue a chance to win them over,” they said.
“Following in Mary’s footsteps is a big challenge – but the producers are confident that Prue has all the attributes.”