February is LGBT history month and with this in mind we have chosen Sue Perkins as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month.
Sue is a comedian, broadcaster, actress, and writer. Originally coming to prominence through her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc, who she met whilst studying at Cambridge University. They gained early success being shortlisted for the Best Newcomers Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Together they have appeared in many tv shows or written for other performers.
Sue has been involved in a wide variety of TV shows including, amongst many others, Celebrity Big Brother, QI, Newsnight, Celebrity MasterChef, Question Time and Have I got News for You.
In 2008 she appeared on the show Maestro, in which celebrities were taught to conduct an orchestra, which she won. She has given lectures for the Royal Television Society and taken part in several wide-ranging documentaries including those on the Dinnington Colliery Band, Mrs Dickens Family Christmas and World’s Most Dangerous Road.
One of Sue’s most famous TV roles was the joint hosting of The Great British Bake Off which she presented from 2010 -2017 when the show moved to Channel 4. In September 2019 she presented ‘Japan with Sue Perkins’ and in 2016 began hosting the panel show ‘Insert Here’.
In August 2012, Sue appeared on Tatler’s list of high-profile lesbians in London and in 2014 she was ranked sixth in The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List.
To find out more about Sue see here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0674065/
To find out more about LGBT History Month see here https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/