Sue Perkins is a comedian, broadcaster, actress and writer, best known as a former presenter of the hugely successful TV show The Great British Bake Off.
Sue came to prominence through her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc - who is her co-presenter on The Great British Bake Off. The team of Mel and Sue is an essential ingredient in the success of the show, and has helped make it rise to a consistent level of popularity and appeal.
Sue met Mel while treading the boards at the famous Cambridge Footlights, the starting point for many famous comedy partnerships. After leaving university, the two became writers for the classic comedy series French And Saunders, and then formed their own comedy partnership for the popular Channel 4 lunch-time comedy chat show Light Lunch, marking the debut of a unique TV double act that has lasted for seventeen years. Light Lunch ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot titled Late Lunch.
Other TV shows that Sue has appeared on include Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, QI, Room 101, Celebrity Weakest Link, What The Dickens, Question Time, Newsnight, Celebrity Big Brother, Can't Touch This and The Saturday Night Armistice, plus radio programmes such as The News Quiz and Just a Minute (all BBC).
Sue has also presented documentaries on art, popular fiction and history, and collaborated with the food critic Giles Coren on a number of food-themed TV shows, during which she experienced the delights of sampling such delicacies of sow's udder pate, bovine bread and butter pudding, and duck tongues! A far cry from the delights of the puff pasty and cream-filled scones served up on The Great British Bake Off!
As well as radio and TV, Sue also writes columns for a number of magazines, including a regular feature in the BBC Homes & Antiques and Waitrose Weekend magazines.
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