Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Bake Off after three years on the show - EpicNews

January 16, 2020 – 11:42 GMT Francesca Shillcock

After three years within the Bake Off tent, Sandi Toksvig has determined to depart the present to give attention to different work commitments. The 61-year-old author and broadcaster has been co-host alongside comic Noel Fielding because the present moved from BBC to Channel four in 2017.

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A press release from Channel four learn: “After three years and 51 showstoppers Sandi has introduced plans to change off her kitchen timer and depart the Bake Off tent.” The assertion continued: “Sandi is leaving the present to give attention to different work tasks, which embody internet hosting the forthcoming Channel four sequence The Write Offs, which appears to be like on the subject of grownup literacy.”

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Sandi has co-hosted alongside Noel Fielding since 2017

Sandi herself took to Twitter to touch upon the information, explaining the explanations behind her choice to depart and give attention to her different work. The mother-of-three started: “When stepping down from a job it’s fairly widespread for individuals to say they’re doing so with a purpose to spend extra time with their household. Unusually I’m departing from the Nice British Bake Off so I can spend extra time with my different work.”

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She continued: “Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of many nice pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I do know will proceed past the confines of tv.” Sandi and Noel took over as co-hosts three years in the past, changing comedians Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins after the channel change. Sandi and Noel’s entrance to the present wasn’t the one change to the present in 2017; the much-loved baker Mary Berry stood down in the identical yr, being changed by skilled chef and restaurateur Prue Leith.

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Sandi along with her GBBO co-stars Noel, Prue and Paul

The modifications to the baking competitors have not appeared to waver the recognition of the present, one thing which Sandi went on to deal with in her assertion on her departure. “Bake Off is a superb programme which has already proved it could possibly fortunately stand up to a change of internet hosting personnel. The explanation for that, in fact, is that the true stars of the present are the bakers themselves. I want everybody effectively,” she stated.

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