PROFILE
Name:
Suzi Perry
Birth Date:
May 3, 1970
Birth Place:
Cosford, Shropshire, England, UK
Height:
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Nationality:
British
Profession:
TV Presenter
BIOGRAPHY
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Presenter of BBC's MotoGP

Background:

English television presenter Suzi Perry is famous as a presenter of BBC coverage of MotoGP motorcycle racing for 13 years from 1997 to 2012.  She is also known for presenting Channel 5's “The Gadget Show” from 2004 to 2012. In 2003, Perry began her new role as a presenter for “Formula 1: BBC Sport.”

Perry has been married twice. She married first husband model Steve Bullock from 1997 to 2002. She married present husband Bastien Boosten in August 2009. Perry also was romantically linked to Nick Knowles in early 2000s. Perry is a supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers football club.


Suzanne

Childhood and Family:

Born Suzanne Perry on May 3, 1970, in Cosford, Shropshire, England, Suzi Perry was raised in  Finchfield and attended Smestow school in Wolverhampton. She had a school job as a lighting technician at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. She later studied business studies and finance at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now the University of Wolverhampton).  

In 1997, Suzi married Steve Bullock, a model from Sheffield, but they later divorced in 2002. She then married her Dutch boyfriend Bastien Boosten, whom she met while filming “The Gadget Show,” on August 6, 2009. While still engage to Boosten, on February 17, 2009, Suzy suffered a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, and was sent to West Middlesex Hospital from London film studio. She underwent surgery after losing four pints of blood.  


The Gadget Show

Career:

Suzi Perry began her career as a model in Japan. She returned to the United Kingdom after one year and then became an advertising model.

Perry landed early presenting jobs in television shows such as “City Hospital” (1999), “Grandstand” (2010) and “Housecall” (2001), and from 2002 to 2003, she appeared on the BBC revival of “Treasure Hunt,” in which she took the “skyrunner” role made popular by Anneka Rice. From 2003 to 2005, she presented the BBC sport program “Superstars,” opposite Johnny Vaughan.

In 2004, Perry landed a co-presenter job on Channel 5's “The Gadget Show,” a hi-tech weekly programme, along with Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Ortis Deley and Pollyanna Woodward. Gail Porter temporarily replaced Perry in early 2009 when she was on recovery after an ectopic pregnancy. She returned to the show in August of that year. Perry also composed the theme music for the “Gadget Show” in 2011 as part of a Gadget Show challenge. She did not return to the show when it was changed to “The Gadget Show: World Tour” in February 2012.

Perry's bigger success came through her affiliation with BBC Sport. She covered motorcycle racing “MotoGP” for BBC Sports for thirteen years from 1997 to her departure February 2010, a year after she had a series of health issues including viral meningitis and an ectopic pregnancy. She mentioned the extensive traveling involved combined with her other TV commitments was having a damaging effect on the balance of her work-life.

Following her exit from “Moto GP,” Perry joined the BBC presenting team at the 2010 Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot. The same year, she also appeared on ITV's “All Star Mr & Mrs” with husband Bastien, in “Pride of Britain Awards 2010,” “ Ask Rhod Gilbert” and “100 Greatest Toys.” She also was a presenter on “How to Take Stunning Pictures.”

From  2010 to 2012, Perry served as competition presenter on the ITV morning breakfast show “Daybreak.”

On December 21, 2012, BBC announced that Perry would replace Jake Humphrey as presenter of the BBC's “Formula One” coverage from the 2013 season, for which she has to cover 10 live races and 10 highlight shows. She became the first female to take on the full-time main anchor role in Formula One on British television. Perry would also regularly provide blogs about a behind the scenes look at F1 for BBC Sport.

Perry has irregularly appeared as a guest panelist on the Channel 5 magazine show “The Wright Stuff” since April 2004.  


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