‘They’ve been kind of 41 in the last 15 years!’: Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins claim some celebrities CHANGED their age on Wikipedia
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have claimed that some celebrities have adjusted their age to look younger when searched online.
The comedy duo, aged 52 and 51, did not name any of the vain stars they said changed their Wikipedia pages to throw off fans their real age.
And while she called out their showbiz peers for the cheeky tweaks, Sue joked that she would also be tempted to turn off her own page for a few years if she “ finds out how.
Revelations: Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have claimed that some vain celebrities have adjusted their age to look younger online (pictured on The Generation Game in 2018)
According to The mirror, Mel said: ‘There are certain people on Wikipedia who will remain nameless, but who are known to us in the profession, who have been sort of 41 for the past 15 years.’
Sue also teased that she would be tempted to adjust her own online age as long as it wasn’t very well known who she was attending college with.
She said to her buddy, “I know and it’s very Google-possible that we were all in the same college in the same year. The moment I figure out how to change my Wikipedia entry, the game changes and I will. ‘
Foreknowledge: The comedy duo, who are 52 and 51, did not mention any of the vain stars they said changed their Wikipedia pages (pictured together in 1999)
The duo first met as a member of the Footlights theater club in the late 1980s while studying in Cambridge.
The comedy duo also discussed their hair issues, joking that they made a deal not to have work done or dye their hair as they get older.
Sue told Mel she was shocked by her grays as it meant she’d been ‘painting’, adding that they had ‘made a pact’ not to have anything done as the years went on.
While Mel said her hair was “ getting worse, it’s perimenopausal ” before joking to her boyfriend that she’d been hitting the paint bottle since they became friends.
If it only were! Sue joked that she would be tempted to get off her own Wiki page for a few years … once she ‘knows how’ (pictured with Sue during their stint hosting the Great British Bake Off)
Sue also said she has grown fond of wearing a beanie during lockdown as it helps hide her locks that are late for a visit to the hairdresser.
She also admitted she loved Greggs, saying she “ existed ” for the past year on their delicious baked goods, specifically six vegan sausage rolls per trip.
It comes after Sue reminisced about her work with Paul Hollywood on The Great British Bake Off – and how the pair would roam the set together.
The show’s former presenter told me The sun in March: “Paul and I spoke only through violence for a while. Early doors, there were a lot of props, big lifelike plastic baguettes.
‘I’d hit a butt in his b ****** s. I mean, also very difficult, no hassle. Like a stitch. ‘
Baguette at sunrise! It comes after Sue reminisced about her time with Paul Hollywood on The Great British Bake Off – and how the pair would roam the set together.
If I’d just finished a link that wasn’t going anywhere, he’d show up and throw me a baguette with a baguette that would bang my teeth together. What I loved was that we never had a plan to do that, it just popped up.
The star jokingly added that she did not know if there was ‘prickly sexual tension’ underneath.
Sue hosted the show with Mel Giedroyc on BBC One from 2010 until it moved to Channel 4 in 2017. Paul, 54, moved to the new network with it, but Mel, Sue and Mary Berry left the series.
Sue added: ‘I don’t know if there was any prickly sexual tension underneath – who knows what the driver was – but it was pure violence, but with props’