TV star Sue Perkins will share her 'passion for fashion' in a live streaming event from Blenheim Palace tomorrow.

The actor, comedian, and former host of The Great British Bake Off - will interview Blenheim Palace’s social historian Antonia Keaney about her book ‘A Passion for Fashion: 300 Years of Style at Blenheim Palace’.

The book provides an amusing look at some of the clothes, underclothes, shoes and accessories worn by many of the more colourful characters in Blenheim Palace’s history, as well as a cautionary look at the role that arsenic, lead, mercury and mousetraps played in the fashions of the day.

Sue said: “I’ve always been intrigued by the role fashion has played throughout history and am really looking forward to chatting with Antonia to discover how it’s been a key part of aristocratic life at Blenheim Palace down through the ages.Oxford Mail:

Blenheim Palace's social historian and author Antonia Keaney

“I did a series for the BBC called Supersizers, which was about the history of fashion and food and have some painful, first hand experiences of the lengths people were prepared to go to look good.

“This will be the perfect opportunity to discover why and also to learn more about Blenheim’s most interesting and influential female characters."

Together with her presenting partner, Mel Giedroyc, Sue has become a well-loved face on British television in a career, which has lasted over 25 years, including seven series of TGBBO.

She is also familiar from shows Insert Name Here, Heading Out, Thronecast and her travel shows on Japan, Kolkata and the Ganges.

The live stream event is part of a series of virtual seminars being staged by the Woodstock stately home over the coming weeks.

Other guest presenters include author Hugo Vickers who will talk about Gladys Deacon, the enigmatic second wife of the Ninth Duke of Marlborough; Celia Sandys, writer and Winston Churchill’s granddaughter; and Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre.

• Tickets are £5 and are available from the Blenheim Palace website