Initially, they suggested I present the show with my sister. But she screamed with horror at the mere thought of it. And she had just won a million quid in a poker tournament, so wasn’t too fussed with working at the time. They said, ‘Well, who else then?’
I thought through all the women I knew in television, which was Sue Perkins, and suggested I do it with her. We’d met a few weeks before when she was a guest on my movie show and rather hit it off, in the sense that I quite fancied her and she told my sister (who was a friend of hers) that if, at gunpoint, she had to do it with a man, I would narrowly make the top half of her list."
— “The Supersizers Go…” (from How to Eat Out, by Giles Coren)