Sue Baker, one of the original presenters of BBC Top Gear, has died at the age of 75.
Baker was a trailblazing figure in the automotive industry, and her death is a major loss to the world of motoring.
Baker began her career as a journalist, writing for magazines such as Autocar and Motor Trend. She joined the BBC in the early 1980s, and was one of the first women to present a motoring show on British television. Baker’s presenting style was both informative and entertaining, and she quickly became a popular figure with viewers.
Baker presented Top Gear from 1982 to 1986, alongside hosts such as William Woollard and Quentin Willson. She was also a regular contributor to other BBC motoring shows, such as MotorWeek and Top Gear Specials.
Baker was a passionate advocate for women in the automotive industry. She was a member of the Women’s Motoring Association, and she spoke out about the need for more women to be represented in the industry. Baker was also a role model for many young women who wanted to pursue a career in motoring.
Baker’s death is a major loss to the world of motoring. She was a talented presenter, a passionate advocate for women, and a true pioneer in the automotive industry. She will be greatly missed.
In a statement, the BBC said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sue Baker. She was a much-loved and respected figure at the BBC, and her contributions to Top Gear and other motoring shows will be remembered for many years to come. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.”
Baker’s death is a reminder of the importance of diversity in the automotive industry. She was a trailblazer for women in motoring, and her death is a loss to the industry as a whole. We should all strive to continue her work and ensure that the automotive industry is more inclusive for women.