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Sandi Toksvig has quit The Great British Bake Off after three series

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Jan 16, 2020
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Sandi Toksvig is to leave The Great British Bake Off after three years.

The presenter is leaving the show to focus on other work projects.

Toksvig and Noel Fielding originally took over presenting duties from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkin when the programme moved to Channel 4 in 2017.

She said about her decision: “As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show. Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television. Bake Off is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel. The reason for that, of course, is that the true stars of the show are the bakers themselves. I wish everyone well.”

Chief Creative Officer and Executive Producer for Love Productions Richard McKerrow said: “We’ll always be incredibly grateful to Sandi for becoming one of the hosts of Bake Off when we moved to Channel 4, along with Noel, Paul and Prue. She has contributed hugely to Bake Off over the last three years, with her sharp witty sense of humour and her passionate commitment to the dozens of bakers during her time in the tent.”

Bake Off judge Prue Leith tweeted: “I have absolutely loved working with Sandi, she’s been a brilliant host and enormous fun and I am in awe of how hard she works juggling so many different projects. We shall be lifelong friends way beyond the tent.”

The hunt is currently on for a new face to join Noel, Paul and Prue in the tent.

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