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09/03/2018 11:53 GMT | Updated 09/03/2018 14:36 GMT

Prue Leith Branded 'Heartless' Over Controversial Housing Debate On 'Question Time'

And just when we'd all forgiven her for ruining the 'Bake Off' final.

Prue Leith has been branded “callous”, “heartless” and “lacking in empathy” after making a controversial appearance on ‘Question Time’

The ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge was called out by viewers as she made flippant remarks about housing on the BBC politics show. 

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Prue Leith made a controversial appearance on 'Question Time'

Labour MP Laura Pidcock, who was on the panel alongside Prue, was discussing how she believed the government was not doing enough to provide affordable or social housing. 

When she then touched on the topic of homelessness, Prue told her to “stop it”. 

“I’m not gonna stop while people are dying on the street,” Laura replied. 

“Oh, for heaven’s sake, Laura. Stop it,” Prue responded. 

As Laura continued discussing the topic, Prue appeared increasingly fed up, telling the MP: “We’ve got it. We agree with you. Let’s let a few other people speak.”

Her response to Laura drew widespread criticism on social media: 

A representative for Prue declined to comment when approached by HuffPost UK.

Prue replaced Mary Berry on ‘Bake Off’ following the show’s move to Channel 4 last year. 

However, she irked fans when she accidentally revealed the result of the final on Twitter hours before it aired on TV. 

She later said she felt “suicidal” over the gaffe, saying: “The thing that upset me the most was that this would take attention off the winner.”

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