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Mel Giedroyc

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Television presenter, Mel Giedroyc has firmly placed herself as a fan favourite across the screens of British television. From Great British Bake Off to Miranda and Vicar of Dibley, not only has Mel solidified her name as a presenter she has also entertained the masses with her talents as an actress.

A celebrity in her own right, Mel is arguably best known for her comedy partnership with Sue Perkins. The pair have been making audiences laugh for countless years, from hosting the Great British Bake Off alongside Sue to starring in Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and hosting Light Lunch. Having met as part of the Footlights Comedy Club during their studies at the University of Cambridge, Mel is a consummate performer and popular TV personality. Mel is also known for being the co-host of Mel and Sue, Let It Shine and Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.

She has also appeared in the likes of Vicar of Dibley, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, The Wright Stuff, The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, Draw It!, The One Show, Now You See It, Children in Need and more. Outside of TV, Mel has also been a staple presenter across radio – presenting the Saturday lunch show on Magic Radio and co-hosting the Saturday morning show alongside Lee Mack on BBC Radio 2. She has also been on the comedy series The Skivers on Radio 4 and presented The 4 O’Clock Club on Radio 4 Extra. Other prominent roles include presenting the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour in 2016, starring in the Company musical playing Sarah and appearing in The Rocky Horror Show Live.

Outside of presenting and television, Mel has also authored three books – From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey, Going Ga-Ga: Is There Life After Birth and The Best Things. She has also been shortlisted for the Best Newcomer Award by The Daily Express and been the Spokesperson for the UK on the Eurovision Song Contest. Having dominated the world of television, both across mainstream adult television and children’s TV, Mel is a firm favourite and a household name amongst the British general public.