22/10/2012 05:40 BST | Updated 22/10/2012 11:27 BST

Sue Perkins, Dawn French, June Brown And Joanna Scanlan To Star In BBC2 Lesbian Sitcom

Sue Perkins, still basking in the success as The Great British Bake Off host, has revealed who will be starring in her next project, new BBC2 sitcom, 'Heading Out'.

Perkins will be joined by comedy legend Dawn French, 'Eastenders' veteran June Brown and 'The Thick Of It' star Joanna Scanlan, in the new sitcom about Sara, a 40-year-old lesbian vet "so skilled she can spay a tortoise one-handed".

Her successful career is somewhat tempered however, by the fact she is too scared to tell her parents she is a lesbian.

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Perkins will star in the self-penned comedy

On the eve of her 40th birthday she is given an ultimatum by friends - either she comes out to her parents in six weeks time or they will do it for her.

She said: "I think once the gnawing terror, sleepless nights and relentless self-doubt has subsided, this might well be the thing that I'm most proud of. It's been a joy to work on, and I hope that joy proves to be infectious."

'Heading Out' is due to air next year.