Prue Leith Explained The 2 Inside Jokes She Has With Paul Hollywood

Fans of "The Great British Baking Show" are undoubtedly familiar with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood. Per the New Yorker, Leith joined the cast of the ultra-popular reality series in 2017, when a network change prompted the departure of the show's original hosts and one of its two judges.

Although Hollywood tends to come off as a rather controversial TV personality — mainly for throwing shade at both his costars and the contestants — we can't deny that he and Leith make a good pair. In fact, they're kind of adorable, even if the truth of their professional relationship is only revealed behind the scenes.

In an interview with Stuff, Leith said that Hollywood is a lot friendlier than the show makes him out to be. She explains, "If a baker is upset, it will be Paul who, when the cameras are off, will go and put his arm around them and tell them that it's not the end of the world -– it's only a cake, and tomorrow's another day, and they can do better." As if that wasn't sweet enough, the two have a couple of inside jokes, too.

Paul Hollywood teases Prue Leith quite a lot

Just from watching "The Great British Baking Show," you might not expect Paul Hollywood to be a big softie but Prue Leith has confirmed it herself. According to Hello!, the pair has two ongoing jokes. The first, Leith says, is that Hollywood always jokes she's a bit of a lush, as she likes to put alcohol in any cake recipe she can. Of course, we can't blame her. Caribbean rum cake? Yes, please.

The second joke is incredibly endearing and involves Hollywood treating Leith like she's his great-great-grandmother. As Leith told Hello!, he jokingly treats her as if she's incredibly frail, though Leith is actually hale and hearty. She adds that she's quite fond of how much he cares about her.

Considering how Leith really feels about Paul Hollywood, surprising to see his more heel-like persona on the show. Regardless, Hollywood's criticism is an essential part of "The Great British Baking Show," and we're sure many contestants appreciate his honesty and advice.