In the pink (list) | Sue Perkins is the most influential gay comic

In the pink (list)

Sue Perkins is the most influential gay comic

Sue Perkins is one of the top ten most influential gay people in Britain.

The comic has come in at No 10 on the annual Pink List published by The Independent on Sunday – three places higher than her ranking last year.

Judges said: ‘ The comedian continues to feature as the co-host of The Great British Bake Off. Earlier this year, Perkins put gay characters “in a wider world” with the mainstream sitcom Heading Out in which Perkins plays a vet who is openly out with her friends, but not her parents.’

However, BBC Two decided not to renew the sitcom after its first series, amid disappointing ratings.

Disabled stand-up Liz Carr is a new entry to the chart at No 64 – one place above Alan Carr, who has slipped 36 places, despite signing a new £4million, two-year deal with Channel 4.

The final comedian in the list is Susan Calman is at No 70, up 20 places from last year.

Published: 13 Oct 2013

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