What Has Mel Giedroyc Been Up to Since Hosting ‘The Great British Baking Show?’
From 2010 to 2016, Mel Giedroyc hosted The Great British Baking Show across from fellow comedian Sue Perkins. The two were a hoot and brought a needed dose of humor and gaiety to a fierce competition featuring two hard-to-impress judges.
When the show moved from the BCC to channel 4, Perkins and Giedroyc were out the door. They found out about the switch via live television (with the rest of the public), which likely led to a little tension. However, they wish the show no ill will and continue to thrive. So, what has Mel Giedroyc been up to since departing The Great British Baking Show?
Perkins and Giedroyc worked together again…briefly
As Bustle notes, Perkins and Giedroyc have worked on multiple projects together since the 1980s; they have undeniable chemistry, which lends way to a fruitful professional relationship.
In 2017, they were asked to host BBC’s Generation Game revival. The show was based on the original game show that premiered in 1971 and ran until 1982. The show features families competing against one another for prizes — partners from different generations go head-to-head. Unfortunately, the revival did not see the same success as the original run, and the BBC soon canceled the show. Only two of the four episodes filmed actually aired on TV.
Inside Mel Giedroyc’s recent solo work; she loves to be on the stage
Mel Giedroyc took on some solo ventures following the 2017 debacle, and she has since seen great success over the last few years — on the television and on the West End stage. Giedroyc appeared alongside funnyman Graham Norton to host Let it Shine before taking her performance talents to the theater.
Mel Giedroyc starred in the West End revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company (which recently made its way to Broadway, yet was forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
The Company revival ran from February of 2018 to March of 2019, and Giedroyc, along with Patti LuPone, and many other familiar faces kept bringing fans back to the theater to watch a classic musical reinvented. Giedroyc is no stranger to the stage; though she is recognized largely for her comedic hosting (in the last few years), Company was not her only recent stage appearance.
Giedroyc also recently played Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and took to the stage yet again for a West End production of Noises Off. In short, Giedroyc has been busy hosting TV shows and taking on characters in critically acclaimed Broadway productions! While fans of The Great British Baking Show miss the original host, she is doing just fine.