The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer (a UK charity edition of The Great British Baking Show).As you’ll see from the image above, some online questioned exactly what the 83-year-old was wearing.
Many pointed out the similarity to a bondage “ball gag”. Leith was in the US this week to promote the return of The Great American Baking Show.
Like the UK version, she is a regular judge alongside Paul Hollywood. Yesterday she appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.Of course, Cohen had to ask her about the necklace and if she knew what a “ball gag” is.“I do [know] now,” quipped Leith. “But only because of the furor about that necklace.
And so now I feel obliged to wear them, in order to…. I just think it’s such nonsense. I don’t want to be intimidated by lots of chaps on Twitter who’ve got dirty minds,” she said, to applause from the audience and fellow guest, Ellie Kemper.From Countess Luann to Dame Prue Leith, statement necklaces always deliver an iconic fashion moment! @PrueLeith #WWHL pic.twitter.com/WKXxhxLZhAThis week, Leith suggested most of the innuendo in the Baking competition goes over her head.