GREAT British Bake Off judge Prue Leith is to open an Oxfordshire flower show this summer.

The Blenheim Palace Flower Show will be opened by the TV chef and author at 10am on Friday, June 26.

Mrs Prue will be taking part in two question and answer sessions on the opening day.

She said: “I am delighted to have been asked to open the eighth Blenheim Palace Flower Show.

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“I have spent over 40 years nurturing my Cotswolds garden, and although in the beginning I couldn’t tell an oak from an ash - and had never grown so much as a tomato plant - gardening quickly became addictive.

“Whilst cookery has been my career, gardening and horticulture has long been my passion and I am looking forward to meeting visitors, answering questions and, of course, picking up tips from the experts.”

The horticultural show, situated on the South Lawn, features over 300 exhibitors.

Visitors can enjoy garden talks with experts, as well as an outdoor plant village and live entertainment.

The show runs from June, 26-28 and tickets are now on sale via