The 73 year old, who judges tonight’s final on BBC2 with critic Matthew Fort and restauranteur Oliver Peyton, admits that she keeps her co-stars in check.
‘I’m bossy with both of them’ she revealed. ‘I treat them like naughty schoolboys. They bicker and sometimes I have to break it up. I have to tell them off when they’re being ridiculous.’
But she said the trio were good pals off screen.
‘We have become fonder of each other with every series,’ she said. ‘People think I don’t like Matthew and Oliver, but we’re great friends.’
See Prue at 7pm on BBC2 tonight