Prue Leith Admits David Schwimmer Wasn't Exactly What She Was Expecting During Bake Off Filming

The Friends actor took part in the forthcoming celebrity version of the show in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
Prue Leith and David Schwimmer
Prue Leith and David Schwimmer
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Prue Leith has admitted that David Schwimmer wasn’t exactly how she expected when he entered the Great British Bake Off tent.

The Friends star is one of the famous faces taking part in the forthcoming celebrity series of the hit Channel 4 show, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

In an interview with The Mirror, Prue revealed she believed the US actor would be more like his sitcom character Ross Geller, and was surprised to see him taking the competition so seriously.

“Well, he must have been the most famous person we had in the tent. And I was very excited about it,” she said.

“What I was surprised about, though, was I thought he’d behave like he behaved as Ross, he’d be like he was in Friends. But he was actually very concentrated and didn’t want to talk to anybody.”

“He just wanted to get on baking and he badly wanted to win,” she continued, adding that David eventually “loosened up after a while”.

David was announced as one of this year’s Bake Off celebrities alongside the likes of Olympic diver Tom Daley, Loose Women panellist Judi Love and reality TV icon Gemma Collins.

The cast of the Great Celebrity Bake Off 2023
The cast of the Great Celebrity Bake Off 2023
Channel 4

According to Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, David had been due to appear on a celebrity special of the Channel 4 show a few years ago.

In an interview with Closer magazine, Paul previously named the Friends actor as the celeb he’d most like to see on Bake Off after “he let us down at the last minute” just before filming was due to start.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off in aid Stand Up To Cancer begins on Sunday 19 March at 7.45pm.


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