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BBC TV Presenter Told It’s ‘Easier’ To Accept Being Infertile Because You’re Gay

Earlier this month Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins revealed she has been living with a brain tumour for eight years, which has stopped her from having children.

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In an extract from her memoir ‘Spectacles’, published in the Sunday Times, Perkins said it “felt like a bereavement” when she found out.

She revealed that her brain tumour consultant asked her whether she had a boyfriend or husband, but she told him she is a lesbian.

He replied:

Oh, OK. Well, that makes it easier. You’re infertile. You can’t have kids.”

Perkins wrote:

Does not a lesbian have a fallopian tube? Am I not human, and [am] I not somebody who could be a lovely, wonderful mother?”

She also said she made a complaint about the doctor in question.

Perkins and fellow presenter Anna Richardson earlier this year revealed that they are in a relationship together.

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Sue Perkins Thanks Fans For Support After Revealing She Is Living With A Brain Tumour

Out UK comedian – who presents the Bake Off on the BBC – disclosed that she has been living a brain tumour for the past eight years.

Speaking to Good Housekeeping, she said:

I was at a point where I was spending so much of my life doing TV that I only found out about my real life through a television procedure.

I’m lucky that it’s benign so it’s not in itself a worrying thing. Sometimes it’s big and makes me mad, and sometimes it’s small and is in the background.

Sometimes it screws up my hormones. I have various tests now to make sure the side effects aren’t too onerous.”

She also revealed that the tumour has stopped her from having children, because of its impact on her reproductive hormones.

We live in a time and place where we think everything is possible… I don’t know if I would have gone on to have children. But as soon as someone says you can’t have something, you want it more than anything.”

Tweeting since the interview went live, Perkins said:

The Bake Off star and fellow presenter Anna Richardson earlier this year revealed that they are in a relationship together.

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TV Presenter Sue Perkins is Back on Twitter: “I’ve missed you”

Out presenter, Sue Perkins is back on Twitter just in time for the return of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off.

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The presenter made her first Twitter post in four months to assure her fans that she’s missed interacting with them.

Bake Off Series 6 spoiler! Format change means all-new Swimwear Round replaces Showstopper Challenge. (And hello BTW, I’ve missed you xx).”

Perkins quit the social network back in April when she began receiving death threats from angry Top Gear fans, who were apparently furious over rumours that she would replace Jeremy Clarkson on the show – despite the fact that she had previously denied any such offer from the BBC.

The lead presenting job on Top Gear eventually went to Chris Evans.

Perkins is currently dating fellow TV presenter Anna Richardson.

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Food Writer & Great British Bake Off Favourite Ruby Tandoh Comes Out on Twitter

Runner-up to the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, and now food writer for The Guardian, Ruby Tandoh, has come out.

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She took to Twitter to tell her followers that she was out to her parents.

She linked to a video of Diana Ross’ ‘I’m Coming Out’, and said: ‘Me to my parents today. feeling lucky and joyful and f r e e. over and Out.’

‘& to all the bros who hate social media, who pit it against “real life”,’ she added. ‘i never would’ve had courage to be me w/out twitter’s queer queens.’

Tandoh made headlines back in 2013 when she competed on the BBC show, finishing runner-up.

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While she was loved for her cooking and dry wit, there was also gossip that she ‘made eyes’ at male judge Paul Hollywood.

In her coming out, she made a point to put those rumours firmly to rest.

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She did see the funny side though, retweeting this

Channel 4’s TV Presenter Anna Richardson Announces Her Relationship With Out Comedian Sue Perkins

Anna Richardson, the presenter of Secret Eaters has revealed that she and Sue Perkins are in a relationship, resulting in the pair trending around the world on social media.

Speaking on the daytime TV show, she said:

We’ve known each other for a few years, we’ve got mutual friends – you know what it’s like in TV, you tend to know people. I was with my boyfriend for nearly 20 years and I’ve known Sue on the circuit, but about a year and a half ago we met at a party and I was recently single and we just… all I can say, there was an understanding between us and for me the planets aligned and I just thought, ‘This person’ – it’s not even about a woman – ‘this person is absolutely extraordinary’.”

Continuing she said:

People become obsessed with sex and just want to know, ‘What is it you do in bed?’… It’s not about that, it’s about the person and it’s about the connection with that person.”

Sue Perkins is a popular TV presenter in UK, who has spent much of her career out of the closet. She is best known for working with Mel Giedroyc on the BBC’s ‘Great British Bake Off’, but the pair will soon be presenting a new daytime chat show for rival TV company, ITV.