The Great British Bake Off is renowned for its sexual innuendos – so viewers with filthy minds were quick to compare judge Prue Leith’s unusual bead necklace to a sex toy during Tuesday night’s episode.
Bake Off fans made the hilarious comparison while watching the Caramel Week episode, for which Prue, 77, sported a black string necklace adorned with several large beads in primary colours.
Unfortunately for Prue, viewers said the necklace looked very much like a string of anal beads – a string of spheres that are inserted into the rectum – as well as a number of other household items, including Christmas tree lights and a coat rack.
Viewers back home couldn’t resist mocking the jewellery on social media – especially as it’s not the first time the Cordon Bleu-trained chef has sported quirky accessories on the Channel 4 show.
Prue’s colourful bead necklace from Tuesday night’s episode was compared to a sex toy by some naughty fans on social media
One fan said: ‘So Prue accidentally put anal beads around her neck today instead of a necklace.’
Another said: ‘Wonder if Prue’s necklace doubles up as Xmas tree lights.’
The necklaces was also compared to a coat rack, the solar system, a model from a chemistry set, or ‘like something from the Early Learning Centre’.
One viewer wondered if Prue would audition for the next series of Netflix’s horror thriller Stranger Things, which features Christmas lights that can be used to communicate to the terrifying The Upside Down world.
Prue’s unusual necklace caught the attention of viewers on Tuesday night, and they compared it to a number of household items
Prue has sported strange accessories throughout her time on Bake Off since the show moved to Channel 4, such as this black and white bead necklace from Bread Week
It’s not the first time that Prue has sported an unusual necklace on the show.
For Bread Week, the culinary veteran wore another beaded necklace that featured one white bead, one black bead and then a large circle of black cord.
One Bake Off viewer tweeted: ‘I tell you what she’s never had before – a normal necklace’.
Other than a controversial taste in necklaces, Prue, a former restaurateur who founded the eponymous Leith’s School of Food and Wine, has had a major image overhaul in her senior years.
When she first opened her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith’s in 1969, Prue was a 60s glamour puss wearing short skirts to show off her long legs and a cropped but bouffant haircut that framed her baby face and doe eyes.
Prue Leith was a glamour puss when she was younger in the 1960s, with a preference for short skirts to show off her long legs (left), as well as long satin dresses. Her hair was cropped as it is now but more bouffant
Prue hasn’t always been the style icon some are hailing as now. She was pictured in a number of frumpy dresses that hid her trim figure (left) or tomboyish trousers and shirts in her middle aged years (right)
She has been hailed as a style icon in her late 70s thanks to an updated, tousled haircut and thick navy glasses that frame her face
But as she became middle aged, she sported frumpy shapeless dresses or tomboyish trousers that hid her trim figure.
Her haircut, meanwhile, hadn’t changed much from the 1960s.
But nowadays, her hair is in a flattering quiff-like cut which she styles and lifts with product.
Her love of sharp, monochrome outfits complement her figure and her face is framed by set off by her thick dark navy rimmed glasses.
Her image has been so overhauled that she has been hailed as a new style icon.
It’s just her taste in necklaces that many Bake Off fans would say needs revising.