Bake Off Prue Leith’s emotional quest to find adopted daughter’s birth mum
Travelling to Cambodia to help her adopted daughter find her biological mum was a quest that left a normally stoic Prue Leith deeply emotional. She was faced with the realities of genocide, plagued by insecurities about her parenting style and spent much of the time in tears – especially when she saw children so similar to her daughter. Prue, who formed an exceptionally close bond with Li-Da from the moment she saw her at 16 months old, says: “The babies reminded me of Li-Da and I can’t bear to think I missed the first year of her life. Since she grew up, she’s had a burning desire to understand her past.