Sue Perkins Biography
Sue Perkins was born on 22nd September 1969, in East Dulwish, London. She a writer and an actress known for The Great British Baking Show in 2010, Dinotopia in 2002 and Heading out in 2013. She went to Croham Hurst School, an independent school for girls in South Croydon
She later studied English at New Hall now known as (Murray Edwards College) at the University of Cambridge. She graduated in 1991.
Sue Perkins Age
She is 49 years old as of 2018.
Sue Perkins Family
Sue was born in South London,where she grew up in Croydon with her two younger siblings and parents. Her father, Bert Perkins, worked for a local car dealer and her mother was employed as secretary. Her father passed away in 2017, six months before her new show, The Ganges With Sue Perkins.
Sue Perkins Partner
Sue has been in a relationship with 47 year old Tv presenter Anna Richardson, since 2014. Anna and Sue met at Halloween party in 2014, following a split between Anna and her partner of 18 years, TV director, Charles Martin.
Sue Perkins Ganges
Sue Perkins Ganges is a documentary series where Sue undertakes an epic, personal journey to the source of India’s Ganges river in the Himalayas, meeting hermits and holy men to understand the sacred nature of this river.
Sue Perkins Twitter
Sue has a huge following of 1.o7M followers on twitter.
Two weeks to go til this hits the shelves. Gulp. Xx pic.twitter.com/9n7Qf0cw73
— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) October 4, 2018
Sue Perkins And Mel Giedroyc
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, Collectively known as Mel and Sue, are an English comedy double act best known for hosting the BAFTA Award- winning BBC One cookery series, The Great British Bake off. They previously hosted their lunchtime chat shows; Light Lunch and Late Lunch on Channel 4.
The two met at a comedy gig in 1988 while they were still students at the university of Cambridge. They were both members of the Footlights. They made their debut with The Naked Lunch after which they took their show Planet Pussycat to the Edinburgh Festival. The duo gained widespread popularity in March 1997 when they launched a lunchtime chat show on Channel 4, Light Lunch.In 1999, the duo was signed by ITV and hosted a comedy panel game for the network called Casting Couch.
In January 2003, Mel and Sue were announced as new co-presenters on Channel 4’s RI:SE breakfast TV show. In 2009, the pair appeared together again with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in a French and Saunders Mamma Mia comedy sketch for Comic Relief. Later in 2010, Perkins confirmed that the duo would be working together on something new. Their new show, a baking competition series, The Great British Bake off, which began in August 2010 on BBC Two.
The duo would later launch a new ITV daytime chat show called Mel and Sue in 2015. The show features appearances from celebrity guests, audience interaction and cookery.
When it was announced that The Great British Bake Off would be moving to Channel 4 in 2017, the duo said that they would not be a part of the channel move and would be stepping down as hosts of the show after the 7th edition.
In October 2016, it was confirmed that Mel and Sue would become the presenters of Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief for BBC One in March 2017. On 23 July 2017, it was confirmed that Mel and Sue would host a new version of The Generation Game for BBC One.
Mel and Sue’s paired radio credits include, their Mel and Sue Comedy Breakdown on BBC 2 and their BBC Radio 4’s, The Mel and Sue Thing, a six part series that was aired in 2002 and was later released on BBC CD.
Sue Perkins Net Worth
Sue Perkins has a net worth of $6 million.
Sue Perkins Bafta
At the 2018 BAFTA TV Awards, Sue Perkins’ performance as host fell flat with viewers. The presenter, opened the show with a traditional monologue littered with jokes about the gender pay gap, feminism and inequality in the industry. However, the speech failed to amuse viewers, who instead took to Twitter to brand the 49-year-old ‘sexist’ and ‘self-indulgent’.
Sue Perkins Great British Bake Off
Sue and her co-presenter Mel, were the first hosts of The Great British Bake Off since it begun in 2010. The two quit hosting show after it was announced that the show would be moving to Channel 4 in 2017.
Sue Perkins Book
Sue has several books in different formats; Kindle edition, Paperback, Hand cover.
The following books can be found in both Kindle and Paperback formats.
- Reva’s quest: A Magical Journey
- Dragon Flames
- Broken Heart
- Dragon Clans
- Miri’s Inheritance
- Ghost Bus: Mystery of the Phantom Bus Ice
- Romantic Memories
- Three Hearts
- Recipe for Romace
- Jayden’s Innocence
- Romantic Mysteries
- Elisette (Cloud Kingdoms)
- Caishel (Cloud Kingdoms)
- Tazia (Cloud Kingdoms)
- Zaeyen (Cloud Kingdom)
- Spirit Stealer
- Adri’s Journey
In October 2015, Sue released her book, Spectacles. This book can be found in all of the above formats including audio. She also has a new book; East of Croydon to be launched in a weeks time.
Sue and Mel Interview
In a past interview, The Great British Bake Off former hosts talk weight gain and kitchen battles of the sexes.
How has The Great British Bake Off affected your waistline?
Mel: I start off really parsimoniously, only to conveniently forget the wheat-free diet by episode four or five. I ate a whole meringue pie the other day. It was absolutely delicious.
Sue: At least you wait until episode four. I’m like a greyhound on the track: I go for it and fully expect to put on between one and one and a half stone each series.
Who would win a bake off between you?
[Sue points at Mel]
Mel: I think you. You’re more instinctive.
Sue: I’m a good cook but I can’t bake.
Mel: I’m completely recipe-bound. Everything has to be prepped and laid out in separate bowls with a Do Not Disturb sign on the door. I’ve no flair.
Sue: I hate recipes. I just sort of shove it all in.
Mel: As novices, presenting this show is like being on the Generation Game all the time. We feel ham-fisted just watching.
Were you surprised by the success of the first series?
Mel: Yes, I couldn’t believe that anyone would notice or really take to yet another food show in the way that they have. There’s something about baking…
Sue: It’s all those childhood memories: family, school fairs, your failed home economics class.
Mel: And it’s about people’s desire to slow down: to get off the rollercoaster of modern society. You can’t hurry a loaf of bread. You have to wait for it to prove and rise.
Sue: It’s awfully hard to make bread on a rollercoaster.
Do bakers have a sense of humour?
Mel: At the start of the series, there’s a convivial atmosphere and a sense of: heigh-ho, we’re all in it together. But once we’re at the semi-final stage…
Sue: They hate us. We try to talk to them, to make a gentle joke: nothing. You could be Michael Jackson resurrected, moon-walking on top of a pain au chocolat and they wouldn’t care.
Have you found that men and women bake differently?
Mel: The men often try to be a bit flash.
Sue: They’ll insist on doing their own interpretation of a lemon meringue pie – what possible interpretation can there be? – or else a “deconstructed” sponge ie a pile of cream and a boring sponge with a puddle of jam on the side.
Mel: In the first series, one guy made a forest floor with individual chocolate leaves, chocolate mushrooms and chocolate hanging vines. It was stunning but the cake was dry.
Sue: We let them have their moment but you might spot the odd bit of eye-rolling.
Do viewers ever disagree with the advice given on the show?
Sue: Yes, every week there’s some kind of “gate”: meringue-gate, stollen-gate, treacle-gate…
Mel: [Bake Off judges] Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry have to be really careful to check, double-check, triple-check that what they’re saying is watertight. People take it terribly seriously.
Sue: The biggest, most unpleasant argument I ever got involved in – and it was so vicious you might as well have been listening to a phone-in about sectarian violence in Glasgow – was on BBC Scotland. We were discussing how to make good shortbread and were besieged with calls from very angry middle-aged women. It was brutal.
Is life too short for homemade pastry?
Sue and Mel [in unison]: Yes.
Is chocolate better than sex?
Mel: I can’t remember.
Who would you choose to cook you dinner?
Mel: Mrs Beeton. I’d be interested to see a) if the food matches up to what we’ve all been told and b) whether she was a real dragon.
Sue: Fanny Cradock because I’d like to see if I could out-drink her. I bet I could.
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