How old is Mel Giedroyc and who is her husband Ben Morris? – The Sun

MEL Giedroyc has a wealth of experience presenting shows but is best known for her work on the Great British Bake Off with comedy partner Sue Perkins.

Since the pair refused to follow the show when it swapped the BBC for Channel Four, Mel and Sue's careers have continued to skyrocket.

Who is Mel Giedroyc? How did she meet Sue?

Mel Giedroyc is a 53-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.

Pursuing a comedy career as a duet, the pair eventually 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.

The two will reunite in their first sitcom together, about two best friends who happen to be inept killers.

The six-part series Hitmen will premiere on Sky One this year.

What other TV shows has Mel been on?

Other TV shows Mel has presented include 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 hosted Children In Need.

In Easter 2018 she hosted the reboot of the classic gameshow The Generation Game alongside Sue.

Mel is also a comedy actress and appeared in the 1996 festive special of Vicar of Dibley, The Christmas Lunch Incident.

Is Mel married and does she have kids?

Mel has been married to Ben Morris for 16 years.

He is a teacher at LAMDA and a television director.

They have two daughters, Florence and Vita.

Who is Mel Giedroyc related to?

Mel is the youngest of four – she 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 also led the team behind Netflix's psychological thriller series, Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts.

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

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

In 2016, 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.

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