Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins

  • Television Presenter & Actor
  • Presented The Great British Bake Off
  • Comedy Awards Host

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 (2010 -2016).

She has appeared on many comedy panel shows, including Comedy Game Night, QI, Have I Got News for You and The Last Leg. On the radio, she can be heard on BBC Radio 4’s staple comedies The News Quiz, as well as hosting four series of Dilemma. As a big fan of Game of Thrones, Sue has presented the final four series of its companion show Thronecast (2015 – 2019) for Sky.

Sue hosts BBC Radio 4’s long-running iconic comedy panel show Just a Minute. She received an incredible reception after she followed in the footsteps of the late Nicholas Parsons. The Telegraph gave Sue a five-star review, stating that “the comedy game is in safe hands”.

Sue has several successful travelogues under her belt including Sue Perkins: Big American Road Trip, Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border, Japan with Sue Perkins, The Ganges with Sue Perkins, The Mekong River with Sue Perkins and Kolkata with Sue Perkins. Her documentary Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary was nominated for a Grierson Award in 2018.

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 2014 (E4/More 4). Sue also has written and directed Urban Myth: When Joan Kissed Barbra for Sky about Joan Rivers and Barbra Streisand

Sue wrote and starred in Heading Out, a sitcom for BBC2 about a veterinarian who struggles to come out to her parents with hilarious consequences. Sue starred in two series of Sky’s sitcom Hitmen, in which she and Mel play two best friends who also happen to be inept killers.

Sue featured in the feature film Last Christmas, directed by the wonderful Paul Feig and the film adaptation of the best-selling book How to Build a Girl.

Most recently, Nature Talk, the podcast hosted by Sue won a silver Aria Award from The Radio Academy. Her show, Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal has been nominated for a 2023 BAFTA for Entertainment Performance.

To book Sue as your next Awards Host contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 3500 3331 to discuss your requirements

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Sue absolutely made our event, a joy to work with from start to finish – we’ll be having her back next year! Graduate Awards