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Mel And Sue Are Writing A Brand New Sitcom For The BBC - And Are Set To Star In It Too

25/07/2017 07:22 BST

Former ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are reportedly set to star in their own sitcom.

The pair were offered their own show as part of a deal to stay at the BBC, after Channel 4 poached ‘Bake Off’ last year.

The comedy duo are writing the scripts and are also likely to star in the brand new series as part of a package to keep them at the Beeb.

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A BBC insider told The Sun: “The series is very much in the development stage. At this point it’s likely they’ll star in it too.

“Making their own sitcom was something they’ve always wanted to do.”

Mel and Sue started out on the comedy circuit after meeting at Cambridge University and forming a double act.

After performing at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993, they got their TV comedy breakthrough starring alongside Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders on their BBC sketch show.

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They are now set to become two of the BBC’s top female earners after also being confirmed as the new hosts of the ‘Generation Game’ reboot.

The classic game show, originally fronted by Larry Grayson and Bruce Forsyth, is set to return to the BBC later this year.

As with the original series, the Saturday night show will pit families against one another in a string of performance-based tasks, before facing the infamous conveyor belt, in which they’d have to memorise an array of prizes.

Mel and Sue will be joined on the show by a string of celebrity judges, who will be announced in due course.

In a joint statement, the pair 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!”

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