Quick Facts of Melanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc

  • Full NameMelanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Date of Birth05 June, 1968
  • NicknameMel Giedroyc
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceEpsom, Sussex
  • Ethnicity British-White
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionTelevision Presenter, Comedian, Actress
  • Nationality Britain
  • Active Year1982-present
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseBen Morris
  • Height5 ft 4 inch
  • EducationOxford high school, Trinity College
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Gemini

Mel Giedroyc is an English TV presenter, comedian, and actress popular for hosting series such as Light Lunch, and The Great British Bake. She became a household name with her host partner, Sue Perkins. Mel also appeared in TV shows such as Gimme Gimme Gimme, The Games, and The Vicar of Dibley.

Furthermore, Mel presented a number of shows such as Pitch Battle, Letterbox, The Generation Game, Children in Need, Have I Got News For You and many others. She is currently married to the TV director and music teacher, Ben Morris. To know more about Mel, continue reading the article.

A British Native

Melanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc was born on June 5, 1968, in Epsom Surrey, England. She was born to her father, Michal Giedroys and mother, Rosemary or Rosy Giedroys. Her dad was of Polish descent and worked as an Aircraft designer and historian. Melanie’s father’s side belongs to the Giedroyc princely family of Duchy of Lithuania. Her mother is a British native.

Melanie grew up as the youngest daughter in the family among four siblings. Her eldest brother, Miko is a musician who is nine years older than her. Followed by a sister named Kasia who married British Ambassador to UAE, Philip Parham. Lastly, her sibling, Coky is a TV director.

Mel Giedroyc with her dad Michael Girdroyc.
Mel Giedroyc with her dad, Michael Girdroyc, Image Source: Twitter

When it comes to her education, the 51-year-old star attended the top-notch institution. Melanie went to Oxford High School and later attended Trinity College based in Cambridge. She graduated with a lower second degree in French and Italian. After completing her college, Mel started to do a comic in her hometown.

As per her statement in an interview, her dad was the reason for her comic timing. Since her father was a second world war hero and had faced lots of difficult life since the age of 11. Her father always taught her to enjoy life and do what makes her happy. Ultimately, Mel decided to become a comedian and a successful host.

Marriage and Children

Mel Giedroyc married television director and teacher at the London academic of music and art, Ben Morris. The couple tied the wedding knot in 2013 in an intimate marriage ceremony. The couple met through her now sister-in-law who invited Mel in one of her parties to bring her close to her now-husband Ben.

Mel feels lucky to marry Ben since she thinks him to be the most supportive husband. In addition, Mel credits her husband for her success since he took care of her children due to which she was free to pursue her career. They have been happily married for over 16 years now.

Mel Giedroyc with husband BenMorris and two daughters.
Mel Giedroyc with husband, BenMorris and two daughters. Image Source: Express

Moreover, the couple is blessed with two beautiful daughters. They welcomed their first daughter, Florence Morris in 2013 right after her marriage. Reports suggest she was three months pregnant at the time of her marriage. Later, the couple got blessed with another child, again a daughter, Vita Morris in 2015. As of now, both of their kids must be pursuing studies. In an interview with the telegraph, the mother of two explored her love towards her spouse and children. At present, the family of four is leading a lavish life without any rumors or controversies.

Mel and Sue: Together Work

If you follow the British entertainment industry, then there is no doubt for you to know about the duo, Mel and Sue. The duo has hosted numbers of shows until now including award-winning cookery series, The Great British Bake-off. They have also worked together in the shows like Light Lunch, RI: SE, Mel and Sue, and The Generation Game.

Mela Giedroyc with her work partner Sue Perkins.
Mela Giedroyc with her work partner Sue Perkins,                                                              Photo Source: Woman’s Weekly

Additionally, the duo met at a comedy gig during their University days where bot were members of Footlight. They made their debut in 1993 with the Nake Luch and Kittens Go Grrr in the Edinburgh festival. The duo is well admired by the audience and critics for their comic partnership.

Net Worth – $5 Million

Mel Giedroyc has a total net worth of $5 million from her career as a television career according to the Celebrity Net Worth. She worked on different live shows and television. The mother of two could be earning around $28,075 per year which is the average earning of a TV presenter in the UK. Since she is experienced and works for BBC, Mel could be hitting around $48,000 per annum.

Additionally, Mel portrayed acting skills in dozens of movies including French and Saunders, Rhona, Blessed, Mist: Sheepdog, Sorry, I’ve Got No Head, and Sadie J. From her career as an actress, she might have earned around $18,000 on a yearly basis. Moreover, Mel also released her book, From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey in 2005 and Going Ga-Ga: Is Their Life After Birth?.

Without any doubt, Mel has accumulated a hefty amount of capital and will surely add more earning from her upcoming projects. At present, she is leading a lavish life with her family and children.