Over the course of her many years in television, Sue Perkins has rightfully become one of the most celebrated queer female icons in the UK. Whether it's on her own or with her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, Perkins’ loveable sense of humour always manages to win audiences over. Another lovable quality the former Bake Off host possesses is her adorable relationship with fellow TV presenter Anna Richardson. But how did Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson meet?
Well, seemingly they knew each other for a while before the romance kicked off. Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Richardson opened up about their love. "We’ve known each other for a few years, we’ve got mutual friends — you know what it’s like in TV — you tend to know people," she said.
The pair eventually got together at a fancy dress party in Devon back in 2013. No news on what they were dressed as, but Richardson is all kinds of gushy when she describes their meeting. She told host Lorraine Kelly, "We met at a party and I was recently single and we just… all I can say, there was an understanding between us and for me the planets aligned and I just thought, this person, it’s not even about a woman, this person is absolutely extraordinary."
Speaking previously to The Guardian, Perkins shed more light on her relationship with Richardson, revealing they balance each other well. "She is much less chaotic than me and has done quite a lot to still the gyroscope of my whirring brain." And it’s no surprise they’re such a good fit, considering that Richardson is in her own right a very successful presenter, perhaps best known for her work on Channel 4's Naked Attraction.
As Deadline reports, the comedy stylings of Perkins can now be enjoyed in the weekly pop culture game show Comedy Game Night, in which she stars as a team captain alongside Guz Khan and host Liza Tarbuck. Featuring a lineup of celebrity guests, the teams go head-to-head in a series of hilarious challenges, each of which put their acting skills, pop culture knowledge, and nerves to the test. Perkins is also presenting a new BBC travel series Borderlands in which she journeys along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Comedy Game Night airs on Wednesdays at 9.00 p.m. on Comedy Central and Borderland airs Monday September 7 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.