Mel Giedroyc's Biography
Her father Michal, who was a civil engineer, came to England from Poland in 1947.
Michal and Mel's mother Rosemary are devout Catholics.
Mel's siblings are Milo, a musician; Kasia, who is married to the diplomat Philip Parham; and Coky, a TV director.
The family moved to Oxford when Mel was 11 years old.
She went to Cambridge University where she met Sue Perkins and they formed a double act which was shortlisted for the Best Newcomers Award at the Edinburgh Festival.
They built a long-standing professional relationship including hosting Light Lunch and then Late Lunch on Channel Four.
Mel & Sue are best know these days for presenting the popular series, The Great British Bake-Off.
In June 2016, the BBC announced that Mel Giedroyc would co-present with Graham Norton a new Saturday night entertainment show Let It Shine.
In September 2016, Love Productions switched the contract to televise The Great British Bake Off from the BBC to Channel Four.
Both Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc stepped down as hosts of the show.
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