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.”
She and Bake Off co-presenter Mel Giedroyc quit the baking show in September when producers announced they were taking Bake Off to Channel 4.
Channel 4 meanwhile have said that they will not be revealing who will replace Mel and Sue on Bake Off until the new year.
The Ganges with Sue Perkins will air on BBC1 in 2017; for the new series, Perkins has reunited with executive producer Steve Robinson, who worked with her on her previous two travel documentaries.
However, it is unlikely to be Perkins’ only appearance on the BBC in the new year; Mary Berry has also said that she expects to reunite with both Mel and Sue on a new BBC series in the near future.
“We will do something because we’re good pals, and who knows what it would be?” Berry told Chris Evans on his Radio 2 show in October.