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Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith has revealed she once accidentally stabbed a colleague in the leg after losing her balance while pregnant.
The 79-year-old told The Mirror the incident happened in the 1970s while she was filling in for an injured chef at a restaurant.
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'I was pregnant at the time and very, very unbalanced,' the British-South African restaurateur said.
She explained: 'I was standing by the cooker holding a very short sharp knife. While I was trying to save myself as I fell over, I stabbed the second chef in the leg.'
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The Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef said she decided to pay him plenty money in compensation him for the accident as a way to also help him return home to Spain.
'I felt compensation was due. Being stabbed in the leg by the boss was not nice. Nobody in Leith's restaurant would ever cook with me after that,' she quipped.
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Prue started her career at the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in 1960 and went on to open her Michelin starred restaurant Leith's nine years later.
After becoming a food columnist...
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