Mel Giedroyc's Biography

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Who is Mel Giedroyc?

Mel Giedroyc (pronounced Gedroych) was born in Epsom on 5 June 1968.

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.

Her projects without Sue Perkins included hosting a quiz show for Sky1, Relatively Clever.

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.

In April 2017, it was revealed that Mel Giedroyc would host a new BBC game show Letterbox.

In July 2017, the BBC revealed that Mel Giedroyc earned over £150,000 from licence fee revenue in their financial year 2016/7.

In the same month, it was revealed that the Generation Game was to return to the BBC and would be hosted by Mel & Sue.

The first episode was scheduled for Easter Sunday 2018.

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