Sue is a presenter, writer, actor and comedian. Together with her presenting partner, Mel Giedroyc, Sue first entertained the nation on the popular Light Lunch, which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot titled Late Lunch. Together they jumped, shouted and gurned their way through countless 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 , the recent BBC Christmas Special with Mary Berry, Mary, Mel and Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You and Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.
Sue hosts the BBC panel show, Insert Name Here which, due to its household success has been commissioned for multiple series. She has appeared on numerous other panel shows, including QI, Have I Got News For You and Argumental on TV and The News Quiz and Just a Minute on radio as well as hosting Dilemma for BBC Radio 4.
Other TV credits include Thronecast, Climbed Every Mountain, Maestro and the BBC specials The Mekong River with Sue Perkins and Kolkata with Sue Perkins. The most recent of her travelogues, The Ganges with Sue Perkins, aired on the BBC and tells the story of a developing, modern India through the eyes of the millions living along its banks. Sue also went to Louisiana in 2017 to film a special documentary about newly retired Chimps who had previously been kept in captivity for medical testing – Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary aired on New Year’s Day on BBC.
Over the years, Sue has continued to develop and work on a wide range of solo projects, including documentaries on art, popular fiction and history including her own sitcom, Heading Out, for BBC 2, which she wrote, produced and starred in. Her 2015 memoir, Spectacles, garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, reaching the top spot in The Sunday Times paperback non-fiction chart, and in 2017 she returned to the stage touring the UK with her stand up show based on her memoir.
In 2017, Sue was chosen to host the prestigious BAFTA Television Awards, live from the Royal Festival Hall.
"Everything went really well last night and Sue was brilliant. I would absolutely recommend her to any organiser. She really made the event." Ocean Media - Sue presented the UK Housing Awards 2013
Sue began her career as one half of comedy duo Mel and Sue appearing on TV on 'Light Lunch' and 'Late Lunch' before the huge success of Bake Off. She has written for French and Saunders and Ab Fab. Regular on the likes of 'Have I Got News For You', 'Argumental' and 'Supersizers' as well as radio shows 'Just a Minute' and the 'News Quiz'.
Stand up comic, author, actress and the first woman to win the Perrier Award. Regularly featured on TV in Grumpy Old Women, This Morning and Loose Women and in theatre, including the acclaimed Vagina Monologues.
Amy has a long and successful track record as a leader and collaborator in the cultural and creative industries. She is co-founder of the Olivier Award-winning arts company and club night Duckie, and co-founded RVT Future, a voluntary LGBT+ community group campaigning to preserve the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She served as Mayoress of Camden in 2010/11 and spent her year highlighting the history and culture of live music and nightlife in the borough. Amy is a familiar presence on TV, in print and on radio. She broadcasted for a decade on BBC Radio London, and now hosts Sunday afternoons on BBC6 Music. She was appointed by mayor Sadiq Khan as London's first 'Night Czar' in November 2016.
Presents Midweek on BBC Radio 4 and is a popular author and journalist.