Sue Perkins has just two more episodes of The Great British Bake Off to go before the series leaves the BBC for good – but the presenter already has plans for what she will be working on once the Christmas specials are over.
BBC1 has revealed that the Bake Off presenter will be fronting a new three-part travel series in 2017, titled The Ganges with Sue Perkins.
In the BBC documentary, Perkins will travel the length of the river from its source in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, telling the lives of people living next to the Ganges and the history of the great Indian river.
The series follows on from her previous travel documentaries exploring the Mekong river and the city of Kolkata.
“I’ve travelled the length of the Ganges, from the oxygen-starved peaks of the Himalayas to the vast delta in West Bengal, meeting a huge array of characters on the way,” Perkins said. “Expect cows on bridges on bridges, India’s Most Energetic Monk, and me, in a dress. I can’t wait for you to see it.”