Mel Giedroyc, known to many as the perpetually cheery co-host of The Great British Bake Off, will head to the West End stage in the upcoming revival of Company.
According to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, the TV personality will take on the role of Sarah, whose repartee with her husband Harry leads to a karate fight (and the number “The Little Things You Do Together”).
As previously announced, Marianne Elliott’s production will star Rosalie Craig as Bobbi (an unprecedented female take on the main character of Bobby) with Tony winner and recent Grammys performer Patti LuPone playing Joanne. Additional casting—some expected to be gender-reversed—will be announced at a later date.
Giedroyc is currently a co-presenter on the BBC reality competition Let It Shine. A British small screen favorite, she has co-hosted a variety of series with frequent collaborator Sue Perkins, including The Great British Bake Off (through 2016), which gained popularity in the U.S. as The Great British Baking Show.