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Mel Giedroyc is an English actress, comedian and television presenter. With Sue Perkins, she has co-hosted series including Light Lunch for Channel 4, The Great British Bake Off for the BBC and chat show Mel and Sue for ITV. In early 2017, Giedroyc co-presented the BBC show Let It Shine.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Actress, Comedian, TV presenter|
Melanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc was born on June 5, 1968 (age 54 years) in Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom. Giedroyc is the youngest of four children. She was raised by parents in Leatherhead. Her father, Michal, an aircraft designer, civil engineer and family historian, of Polish-Lithuanian descent from the aristocratic Giedroyć family, moved to Britain in 1947; he died in December 2017.
Giedroyc’s mother, Rosemary “Rosy” Cumpston (born 1937), is of English origin. Her sister Coky Giedroyc is a film and television director; while her other sister, children’s writer Kasia, is married to Philip Parham, a British diplomat. Mel Giedroyc attended the independent Oxford High School, and later attended Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a lower second degree in French and Italian.
Mel Giedroyc is best known for comedy and presenting work with Sue Perkins. The two women met while students at the University of Cambridge and were members of the Footlights comedy club. Mel and Sue, the duo were short-listed for the Daily Express Best Newcomers Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993. Their first presenting roles saw them host a lunchtime show on Channel 4 called Light Lunch (and the early evening version, Late Lunch). Giedroyc appeared with Perkins in one episode of Gimme Gimme Gimme, playing a receptionist at a hotel.
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Giedroyc was a presenter on Channel 4’s RI: SE. She narrated Celebrity Driving School in 2003. Some other ventures include being a contestant on the 2005 series The Games, co-starring in the 2005 BBC One sitcom Blessed and co-presenting Richard Hammond’s 5 O’Clock Show on ITV. Giedroyc was in one episode of The Vicar of Dibley. Giedroyc was the sixth student to be voted out of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and was a celebrity judge on the 2007 edition of Making Your Mind Up along with John Barrowman.
She starred as one of the presenters in the show Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision! at the Edinburgh Fringe and subsequently in the West End at the Novello Theatre. Giedroyc played the Fairy Liquid in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk at London’s Barbican theatre in December 2007. She appeared in a children’s sketch show for the BBC Sorry, I’ve Got No Head. In 2010, Giedroyc was a celebrity guest team captain on What Do Kids Know? with Rufus Hound, Joe Swash and Sara Cox on Watch and also appeared in the first episode of series two of Miranda Hart’s self-titled sitcom Miranda as a life coach.
She was a panelist on the Channel 5 program The Wright Stuff in 2007, 2008, and February 2010. She plays Mrs V, the owner of the Y café, in the CBBC program Sadie J and is also the voice of Mist in Mist: Sheepdog Tales, shown on Channel 5’s morning show Milkshake!. She was reunited with Sue Perkins in 2010 to host the cookery competition The Great British Bake Off, on BBC Two from 16 August 2010. Later, in an apparently syndicated newspaper interview, Giedroyc admitted that she did the show just for the money, informing readers that she had nearly gone bankrupt. The show moved to BBC One for its fifth series and has won numerous awards.
In September 2016, Love Productions announced that a three-year deal had been agreed to broadcast The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4, instead of the BBC, from 2017. Giedroyc and Perkins announced that they would not be continuing with the show on its new network. Mary Berry later announced she was also leaving the Bake Off on the same day that fellow judge Paul Hollywood separately announced he would be staying with the show.
In 2012 and 2013, Mel Giedroyc hosted two special charity series for Sport Relief and Comic Relief featuring celebrities who took part in charity. In 2014, she guest hosted an episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off and in 2015, she one episode of The Great Comic Relief Bake Off. In 2016, she presented the first episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off. In March 2014, Giedroyc presented Collectaholics, a factual mini-series for BBC Two. From May 2014, Giedroyc presented one series of the Channel 4 program Draw It!, based upon and developed by the makers of the mobile app Draw Something.
In May 2014, Giedroyc and clinical psychologist Dr Jennifer Wild presented a one-off show for BBC One called Vertigo Road Trip about people who have a fear of heights. Reviewing the program, in The Psychologist, Petrina Cox described it as “an engaging and valuable education for the general public about the nature of anxiety disorders such as specific phobias. It is sure to reduce stigma, inspire hope and encourage people to seek evidence-based treatments… ” On 12 November 2014, Giedroyc guest hosted an episode of The One Show with Alex Jones. In 2015, Giedroyc narrated eight-part BBC One series Now You See It. A second series aired in 2016.
In December 2015 Giedroyc performed as Frau Schmidt in “The Sound of Music Live (2015)” which was broadcast on ITV. In January 2015, Giedroyc and Perkins were given their own daytime chat show on ITV. The show, called Mel and Sue aired for 30 episodes, every weekday at 4 pm. In August 2015, it was announced that the show had not been re-commissioned. Giedroyc and Matt Baker began co-hosting the four-part BBC One series The Gift in February 2015. It will return for a second series in 2017. Giedroyc hosted the Sky1 primetime game show Relatively Clever, which began on 3 April 2015.
Mel Giedroyc joined Scott Mills in May 2015 in commentating the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 for the United Kingdom. It was broadcast on BBC Three. Since 2016, Giedroyc has presented the Eurovision You Decide programme. In 2017, Giedroyc co-presented the Saturday night BBC show Let It Shine – including three live shows – alongside Graham Norton. The judges were Gary Barlow, Martin Kemp and Dannii Minogue. She narrated The Secret Chef for ITV and co-presented Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief alongside Sue Perkins on BBC One.
Giedroyc competed in the fourth series of Taskmaster in 2017 against Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding and Joe Lycett. Since June 2017, Giedroyc has presented the Saturday night entertainment series Pitch Battle for BBC One. She also presents the daily BBC Two game show Letterbox, having hosted 45 episodes (15 for series One, 30 for series Two) since 2017. On 23 July 2017, it was confirmed that Giedroyc and Perkins would host a new version of The Generation Game for BBC One.
In November 2017, she co-presented Children in Need for the first time. In December 2017 she hosted an episode of Have I Got News for You. In May 2018, Giedroyc was the spokesperson for the United Kingdom as part of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable began airing on Dave in February 2021. It invites three celebrity guests along to Mel’s confessional each week to find out who’s committed sins that are so bad that they should be declared ‘unforgivable’. Giedroyc appeared in the 1994 Radio 4 comedy series The Skivers with Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.
In July 2000, Giedroyc appeared as a contestant on The 99p Challenge, a radio show hosted by Sue Perkins. In August 2010, Giedroyc appeared on the Dave Gorman show on Absolute Radio as one of his co-hosts, standing in for Danielle Ward, and has also appeared on series 4 to 7 of Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! on BBC Radio 4. From 2 April 2011, with the rebranding of Radio 7 as Radio 4 extra, Giedroyc has presented The 4 O’Clock Show, a chat show including items related to children’s entertainment.
On 16 April 2016, Mel Giedroyc started presenting a Saturday lunchtime show on Magic Radio from 1 pm until 3 pm. On 6 September 2014, Giedroyc co-hosted with Lee Mack on his BBC Radio 2 Saturday morning show. In November 2014 Giedroyc was a part of Gareth Malone’s All-Star Choir, singing the opening solo in the choir’s cover version of “Wake Me Up” to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need.
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On 3 and 10 November 2014, a two-part documentary about the choir was broadcast by BBC One. On 16 November, the single entered the UK Singles Chart at Number One. Giedroyc presented the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour from 22 January until 14 February 2016. Mel Giedroyc appeared in The Rocky Horror Show Live which was simulcast live to cinemas across the United Kingdom and Europe from London’s Playhouse Theatre on 17 September 2015 in the role of Third Narrator. She appeared in the 2018 West End Revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, playing the role of Sarah.
Mel Giedroyc is married to Ben Morris, they had their wedding in England. Her husband is a television director and teacher at LAMDA. The couple has two daughters. Giedroyc played Beatrice in the 2018 Rose Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. On 23 November 2021, it was announced that Giedroyc would dance with Neil Jones in 2021 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. As of March 2023, Mel Giedroyc and her husband Ben Morris are still married and living a happy life with their children.
Mel Giedroyc net worth
How much is Mel Giedroyc worth? Mel Giedroyc net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as an actress, comedian and television presenter. Mel Giedroyc’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential actresses in the United Kingdom. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.