Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins 'are developing a BBC sitcom'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 July 2017
Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins

Popular presenting duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are working on a BBC sitcom, according to a report

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are reportedly working on a BBC sitcom.

The presenting duo were invited by the broadcaster to develop their own programme as part of their deal to stay at the BBC, after the 'Great British Bake Off' - which they previously hosted - moved to Channel 4.

An insider at the corporation said: "The series is very much in the development stage. At this point it's likely they'll star in it too."

And the sitcom will represent the realisation of a long-held dream for Mel and Sue.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the source explained: "Making their own sitcom was something they've always wanted to do."

Earlier this week, meanwhile, it was announced that the duo are also set to host a revamped version of 'The Generation Game'.

Mel and Sue will front a four-episode run of the classic BBC competition, which sees pairs of family members battle it out in a series of games before the winning team faces the conveyor belt memory test to win a host of prizes.

The excited presenters said: "It's a cuddly toy, it's a toaster, it's a circular power saw, no it's MEL and SUE DOING THE GENERATION GAME!

"We can't believe it, we are so excited! (sic)"

And BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore explained: "'The Generation Game' is an iconic BBC One show, so to be able to bring it back for today's audience with Mel and Sue overseeing things is a wonderful moment for the channel."

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