Great British Bake Off star Sue Perkins reveals news of brain tumour

The non-cancerous tumour in her pituitary gland, which prevents her from having children.

Speaking to Good Housekeeping magazine, the broadcaster said she discovered the tumour while having medical tests for another BBC show, Supersizers. "I'm lucky that it's benign so it's not in itself a worrying thing," she said. "Sometimes it's big and makes me mad, and sometimes it's small and is in the background," the 45-year-old added. "Sometimes it screws up my hormones. I have various tests now to make sure the side effects aren't too onerous." She explained that the growth affects the ­secretion of reproductive hormones, which means she cannot have children. "I don't know if I would have gone on to have children," she said. "But as soon as someone says you can't have something, you want it more than anything."
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