Sandi Toksvig hints at the real reason she quit as host of Great British Bake Off

Sandi Toksvig made the surprising decision to stop presenting the Great British Bake Off alongside Noel Fielding after three years on the hit Channel 4 show.

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Sandi Toksvig has hinted at the real reason she stepped down from her role as presenter on Great British Bake Off after three years.

The 64-year-old announcer had presented the Channel 4 series alongside Noel Fielding for three years and shocked fans when he quit.

The comedian appeared on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain show, sitting in the studio with hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray to promote her upcoming tour.

But as Kate ate her breakfast of a mini egg frittata, the conversation turned to Bake Off when Sandi admitted that on the kitchen front she “didn’t pay attention at all.”

Kate then asked, “Why did you go down the road? I don’t think we ever figured it out. Did you just get tired?







The 64-year-old broadcaster had presented the Channel 4 series alongside Noel Fielding.
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Sandi responded, “I think you can only see so much dry meringue. After a while you just need to move on.”

But co-host Adil pressed the point, asking Sandi if she “just got bored” of the hit Channel 4 show.

Sandi replied: “I did three years and I enjoyed it. I am also a great friend of Prue, we were great companions of her and I had a great time. But the world is so exciting and so interesting and what I love is living things. When you don’t know what’s going to happen right now.”







The comedian appeared on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain.
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In a statement revealing her departure, Sandi said she was leaving on good terms to focus on his other work.

break the news on TwitterSandi told fans: “When leaving a job, it’s quite common for people to say they’re leaving to spend more time with their family.

“Unusually, I am leaving the Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other job.

“As my waistline will attest, Bake Off is an all-consuming show.”







Sandi admitted that on the kitchen front she “didn’t pay attention at all”
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He then praised his co-stars, judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, and fellow host Noel.

Sandi said: “Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life.

“These are friendships that I know will continue beyond the confines of television.

“Bake Off is a wonderful show that has already proven that it can happily handle a change in host personnel.







“I think you can only see so much dry meringue. After a while you just need to move on.”
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In the wake of Sandi’s surprising departure from the show, which replaced her with comedian Matt Lucas, the producers thanked her for her hard work on the show.

Ian Katz, Director of Programs for Channel 4, said in a statement: “Sandi is a huge part of why Bake Off’s move to Channel 4 has been so successful and we are immensely grateful for her contribution to the show.

“His warmth and wit will be missed, not to mention his endless willingness to be the butt of jokes about being the shortest person in the Bake Off tent.”

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