How old is Sue Perkins and who’s her partner Anna Richardson? – The Sun

SUE Perkins is a talented comedian and TV presenter best known for her work on The Great British Bake Off alongside co-host Mel Giedroyc.

The Croydon-born host is back with new show Sue Perkins: Along The US-Mexico Border – here's what you need to know about her.

Who is Sue Perkins and how old is she?

Sue Perkins, 50, went to Cambridge University where she studied English.

It was here that famous duo Mel and Sue met and went on to tour with dramatic club the Footlights.

The pair then wrote for Radio 4 show Weekending, and penned sketches for French & Saunders, before hosting daytime shows Light Lunch and Late Lunch for Channel 4 between 1997 and 1998.

Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc helmed their second, less successful, chat show, Mel & Sue, for seven months on ITV in 2015.

They also starred in a sitcom together, about two best friends who happen to be inept killers.

The six-part series Hitmen aired on Sky One and is available on NOW TV.

Sue has a passion for conducting after competing on reality TV show Maestro way back in 2008, and has led orchestras on numerous occasions.

She also regularly features on BBC radio shows and judged on the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Her memoir, Spectacles, was released in 2015.

Who is Sue Perkins' partner Anna Richardson and are they married?

Sue is in a relationship with 47-year-old TV presenter Anna Richardson, who previously had an 18-year relationship with film director Charles Martin.

Anna met Sue at a 2013 Halloween party after her marriage split and soon became involved in an "emotional tsunami" with her.

The Secret Eaters and Naked Attraction host Anna says of the night they met: "That night was one of the most extraordinary, memorable evenings where literally the planets aligned. Something was in the air that night, and that was the night we got together.

“There was an absolute understanding between us, and we’ve been together ever since. And it’s been profound for me.”

But Sue says of her sexuality that "being a lesbian is only about the 47th most interesting thing about me".

What else do I know Sue from?

Between her 90s success and her Bake Off renaissance, Sue took part in a whole host of reality TV shows and documentaries.

In 2002 she took part in Celebrity Big Brother for charity and in 2008 she learned how to conduct on BBC reality contest Maestro.

The 5ft 7in jokester also started co-presenting an ongoing historical food documentary series, The Supersizers, with Giles Coren, and they've teamed up for other documentaries together too.

Sue herself has admitted that she makes her living from "blabbering on random shows" the BBC shove at her.


She co-hosted Thronecast, a Sky Atlantic TV chat show for fans of the US fantasy show Game Of Thrones, with Jamie East.

Sue fronts a two-part documentary exploring life along the US-Mexico border in Trump's America.

Other TV projects you may have seen her on include game shows Insert Name Here and Don't Scare The Hare, plus documentary series World's Most Dangerous Roads.

Famously Sue quit Bake Off when it moved to Channel 4 in 2016, along with Mel and judge Mary Berry, in a display of loyalty to the BBC.

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