Anna Richardson Considering Adoption After Coronavirus Helped 'Focus Mind' On Things She Still Wants To Do

The Naked Attraction presenter is in a relationship with former Bake Off host Sue Perkins.

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Anna Richardson has said she’s considering adopting or fostering a child after the coronavirus pandemic had “focused her mind” on the things she still wants to do.

The Naked Attraction presenter has been in a relationship with former Great British Bake Off presenter, Sue Perkins, since 2014.

But while Anna told Hello! magazine that she “really wants” to “welcome a child into my life”, she said she cannot speak on behalf of her partner.

Anna Richardson
Anna Richardson
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“For some time I’ve toyed with the idea of fostering or adopting a child,” she said.

“I can only speak for myself, not Sue, but I really want to do the training [to foster] and welcome a child into my life.

“I feel keenly that I’m getting older, that time is running out.

“With the Covid-19 pandemic on top of this, it’s focused my mind on the things I still want to do.”

Anna with partner Sue Perkins
Anna with partner Sue Perkins

Anna said that she had also been thinking about “fertility coming to an end with the menopause”, which she is now going through.

“You suddenly think, ‘But I still have this desire to look after someone, to make a difference to a child who perhaps didn’t have the same opportunities as me’, so I’m keen to explore that,” she said.

Anna and Sue have been in lockdown together, with the former saying that the pair have “taken up online poker with friends” to help fill their time.

She added: “Sue’s a fantastic cook and her vegetarian curries are legendary. She’s showed me how to knit, too.

“It’s like going back to the 1950s where we’re at home cooking, gardening and making things.”

The presenter fell in love with Sue after meeting through a mutual friend at a Halloween party in 2014, after her 18-year relationship with boyfriend Charles Martin ended.

The full interview with Anna appears in this week’s issue of Hello!, out now.


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