The big question for fans of cocking about and cars these days is who is going to take over from Jeremy Clarkson as host of Top Gear. One hosting rumour got out of control, however, and now the host of The Great British Bake-Off is taking some time off Twitter following death threats.
It had been rumoured that Perkins was in talks to take the position, but this hadn’t been confirmed by Perkins or the BBC.
That didn’t stop people abusing Perkins over the rumoured appointment, however.
Guys, post the utterly fabricated story about me & Top Gear, my timeline has been full of blokes wishing me dead…— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) April 14, 2015
This morning, someone suggested they'd like to see me burn to death.— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) April 14, 2015
All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) April 14, 2015
Come on, guys. Behave yourselves.