Sue Perkins is clearly a figure to reckon with as long as the British entertainment scene is concerned. Despite starting her career as a comedian in college, she has worked her way to the very top, transcending the comedian title to become a TV host, radio presenter, actress, and most recently, an author. Her 2015 book Spectacles: A Memoir was well received with it scoring great reviews from book lovers and critics alike.
Who Is Sue Perkins
Susan Sue Elizabeth Perkins is a well-known English comedian, radio presenter, TV host, and author. She was born on the 22nd of September in East Dulwich, London, England, to Bert Perkins (father) and Ann Perkins (mother). Her father was a car retailer and her mum had the humble job of a secretary. She is of British nationality and white ethnicity. Growing up, she had her high school education at Croham Hurst School, an only girl’s school in South Croydon, London. Upon Graduation from high school, she enrolled at the University of Cambridge to study English. During her college days, she was known as a comedian with her doing a couple of standup routines at college social events, she was also a renowned member of the amateur theatrical club, Footlights. Sue was highly involved in the club’s activities to the point of her getting elected to be the club’s president at some point. In 1990, Sue eventually graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English.
After graduating from college, she got a job as a TV presenter on the French and Saunders sketch show alongside Mel Giedroyc who also attended the Cambridge University. In March 1994, they started a cookery show which they called Light Lunch on the Channel 4 network. The show entailed a group of celebrity chefs cooking different delicacies for celebrity guests on the show.
In 1999, Sue Perkins alongside her partner got signed by ITV and hosted a comedy panel game called Casting Couch, but the show was dropped after six episodes due to poor ratings. The Brit was nominated for Best Television Female Comic in the British awards, this was in 2012. The next year, she made her acting debut in the British sitcom Heading Out, in which she played the character of Sara.
Since the start of her career on television in the 1900s, Sue has gone on to create and host several other TV shows such as the award-winning cookery series The Great British Bake off, Lets Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, and the Generation Game, to name but a few.
Is Sue Perkins Married or Gay?
Over the years, there have been lots of speculations clouding the marital status and sexuality of Sue Perkins. In a bid to clear the air on this ever-rising arguments, let’s start by making two things clear as simple as ever: Sue Perkins is indeed gay and no, she isn’t married. In fact, Sue has never been married in her life.
She kept information regarding her sexuality private until 2002 when her then-girlfriend Rhoda Cameron spilled the beans. Later that year, Sue came open to the media, revealing that she was indeed a Lesbian. Her declaration inspired other women who were in the closet to come out of it.
Who Is The Partner or Wife – Anna Richardson?
Anna Richardson is an English presenter, writer, and journalist. She was born on the 27th of November 1970. To most people, she is known for being a presenter on The Big Breakfast TV show on Channel 4. She even became more popular when news of her being in a romantic relationship with iconic TV presenter, Sue Perkins got out. According to Sue, she had been mutual friends with Anna for several years but they weren’t that close. She, however, took interest in Anna at a Halloween party in 2013 right after Anna just got separated from her 18 years relationship with film director, Charles Martin. For some reason unknown to her, everything just seemed right with Anna that night.
Since then the pair has been really inseparable. Although they are not legally married, they live together as a couple and seem to be so much in love with each other. In May 2018, Anna revealed to the media that they are seriously considering adoption after they both found out they were incapable of bearing children as a result of health-related issues.