Sue Perkins is an accomplished presenter, writer, actor, director and comedian. Together with her presenting partner, Mel Giedroyc, Sue first entertained the nation in 1997 on the popular Light Lunch, which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot titled Late Lunch. With their fresh and unstuffy style, they jumped, yelled and gurned their way through hours of television, marking the start of a double act that has lasted over 25 years, including the seven series of The Great British Bake Off.
Never one to turn down a challenge Sue took part in Maestro, a BBC programme where famous amateurs with a passion for classical music competed for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra at the 2008 Proms in the Park. Sue won the competition and has since conducted several charity concerts including the world’s biggest kazoo ensemble at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sue has several successful BBC travelogues under her belt including Japan With Sue Perkins, The Ganges with Sue Perkins, The Mekong River with Sue Perkins and Kolkata with Sue Perkins. Sue’s love of the natural world brought her to narrate the Audible podcast series Earpedia: Animals/Plants as well as hosting BBC Radio 4’s Nature Table in Spring 2020. Sue’s series of ten podcasts: An Hour or So With … reached #1 on the iTunes podcast chart in October 2019, and these intimate and informal audio specials include conversations with Mary Berry, Stewart Lee and John Lloyd.
Over the course of her career, Sue has proven to be a highly talented writer, with writing credits including the beloved BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous and an episode of the influential Banana. In 2015, her memoir Spectacles garnered great reviews and reached the coveted number one spot in The Sunday Times paperback non-fiction chart. In 2017 she toured with her stand-up show based on the book, performing to sell-out audiences across the UK.