Starting her career off in presenting in Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, Sue eventually made her TV debut alongside Mel Giedroyc and were short-listed for the Daily Express Best Newcomers Award at the Edinburgh Festival.
After writing for French & Saunders, Sue co-hosted a lunchtime show with Mel on Channel 4 titled Light Lunch which later moved time slots to become Late Lunch. They finally presented their own daytime show on ITV called Mel and Sue in 2015 and then went on to present a new version of the Generation Game for BBC One.
As well as TV, Sue has also ventured into conducting, in 2009 she guest-conducted the London Lesbian/Gay Symphony. She is a proud LGBT member and does a lot to support her community such as speaking out against BBC’s Question Time when asking if it’s morally right for a five-year-old child to learn about LGBT issues in school.
In her late 30’s, Sue was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour, a few years later it was then also revealed that Perkins was also diagnosed with a prolactinoma, this is a tumour growth on the pituitary gland that prevents her from having children. Despite admitting that this had dramatically affected her life, her turning point came when her father died of a non-benign terminal tumour, such events motivated her to get back on track and live her life to its fullest.
Sue Perkins is a strong yet hilarious character and her inspirational stories leave her after-dinner speech listeners feeling amazed, entertained and motivated.