How old is Mel Giedroyc, is she married, when did she meet Sue Perkins, what TV shows has she hosted and does she have children?


MEL Giedroyc is known for fronting The Great British Bake Off with partner in crime Sue Perkins before the pair chose not to follow the show to Channel 4.

But what other TV shows has she fronted? And what's she been doing since Bake Off's move?

 Mel is going it alone in Pitch BattleFlynet Pictures Mel is going it alone in Pitch Battle

Who is Mel Giedroyc?

Mel Giedroyc is a 48-year-old television personality from Surrey, England.

She is most often seen alongside her presenting partner-in-crime, Sue Perkins, after they met at Cambridge University.

After pursuing a comedy career as a duet, the pair made the move to presenting.

Their most famed hosting role to date is in the hugely successful Great British Bake Off – however they left the show in 2016.

 Mel (left) and Sue (right) met at Cambridge University and started out in comedy before moving to presentingPA:Press Association Mel (left) and Sue (right) met at Cambridge University and started out in comedy before moving to presenting

Why did Mel and Sue leave the Great British Bake Off?

After it was announced that Love Productions had sold the rights to the show to Channel 4 for a three-year deal costing £75million, Mel and Sue announced their resignation.

The pair were vocal about their desire for the show to remain at the BBC, and announced that they wouldn't "go with the dough" in one last baking pun.

Shortly afterwards, Mary Berry also announced that she would be leaving, meaning Paul Hollywood is the only remaining member of the original team in the new series

They were replaced by Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, with Prue Leith taking over for Mary.

 Mel with her sister Coky, who is a director Mel with her sister Coky, who is a director

Who is Mel Giedroyc related to?

Mel is the youngest of four and has two sisters – Coky Giedroyc and Kasia Param – and one brother – Miko Giedroyc.

Elder sister Coky is a film and television director, who is known for her work on the Sky show, Penny Dreadful, as well as a string of films including Women Talking Dirty and The Virgin Queen.

She is now leading the team behind Netflix's upcoming psychological thriller series, Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts.

Coky is married to Sir Thomas Weyland Bowyer-Smyth, and has been since 1998.

What TV shows has Mel hosted?

Mel and Sue's most famed hosting role to date was the hugely successful Great British Bake Off – however they left the show in 2016.

Other TV shows Mel has presented include the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final shows and the talent competition, Let It Shine.

She also took part in the short-lived Celebrity Fame Academy, in aid of Comic Relief.

In June 2017 Mel took on hosting duties for BBC One talent contest Pitch Battle. The show involved rival musical groups facing off against one another through a series of choral challenges including riff offs, a soloists challenge and an a capella round.

In November 2017 Mel is set to host Children In Need.

 Mel has a very tall husband called Ben Mel has a very tall husband called Ben

Is Mel married and does she have kids?

Mel has been married to Ben Morris, a teacher at LAMDA and television director, for 15 years.

They have two daughters called Florence and Vita.

Mel Giedroyc accidentally knocks over Frances' biscuit tower on Great British Bake Off

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