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Sue Perkins is well known as being a BBC comedian who has often partnered with Mel Giedroyc. Since leaving The Great British Bake-Off as a host, she has taken on a number of new projects. Fans are keen to find out more about her wife or girlfriend, and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Does Sue Perkins have a girlfriend?
Perkins is an English comedian and writer who rose to fame through her partnership with fellow comedian Mel Giedroyc.
The 50-year-old is also a broadcaster and TV presenter who brought plenty of laughs to the Bake-Off tent when the series aired on the BBC.
The Croydon-born comedian is openly gay and she was dating Rhona Cameron – a Scottish comedian who revealed their relationship when she starred on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Since 2014 she has been in a relationship with TV presenter Anna Richardson, who is known for presenting Naked Attraction and The Sex Education Show.
An article by The Metro revealed the couple were living together, as Richardson had been discussing the fact she would not have the confidence to go on Naked Attraction herself.
In an article with Diva Magazine, Richardson opened up about her relationship with Perkins and she spoke candidly about their sex life.
She said: “The sexual adjustment is easy, the emotional adjustment is something else, as you know, a relationship with a woman is far more intense. This I have learnt. It’s an emotional tsunami.”
Richardson, 49, met Perkins at a Halloween party and at first, they kept their relationship secret.
Richardson had been in a relationship with her partner, Charles Martin, for 18 years and had recently split up with him when she met Perkins.
The presenter is on Instagram and she posted a video of herself and girlfriend Perkins on New Year’s Eve 2019.
She said: “Happy New Year! Farewell 2019, welcome 2020 and the beginning of a glorious decade for all of us.”
She used the hashtags #love and #girlfriend at the end of the post.
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Richardson is bisexual and she set straight those who had “laughed” at her new relationship.
As part of her interview with Diva magazine, she said being with a woman felt completely natural.
Richardson had previously revealed future plans to adopt a child, but she said in an interview with Hello! Magazine that she could only speak for herself and not Sue.
Speaking about life in lockdown with Perkins, she said: “We’ve taken up online poker with friends, and enjoy cooking and crafting. Sue’s a fantastic cook and her vegetarian curries are legendary.”
Perkins is due to star in her new series about the US Mexico border tonight, September 7, on BBC One.
She said on Twitter: “I would bloody love it if you switched your telly boxes to BBC1 at 9pm tonight and tomorrow as I travel the length of the US/Mexico border. Expect laughter, tears, hangovers and a horse called Kevin.”
She spoke on The One Show about the new series, which sees her explore one of the most contentious borders in the world.
She said: “It was as much a journey, as all these things are, into my own prejudices and trying to really understand what it’s like to live beyond a headline and live beyond a newspaper snapshot.”
Hundreds of fans showed their love and appreciation for the hilarious TV star ahead of her new show.
Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border airs on BBC One at 9pm
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