“The Great British Bake Off” is popular in part because it’s known as a reality show without drama. But that might change — because host Sandi Toksvig has quit after 3 years.
Since 2017, Toksvig, 61, has been instrumental to the hit food show’s success, along with fellow hosts Noel Fielding, working with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. She and Fielding replaced original hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins when the show moved from BBC to the UK’s Channel 4.
“The Great British Bake Off,” which has aired since 2010 and is renewed through 2028, follows amateur bakers as they enter a non-cutthroat competition, creating tasty treats to be evaluated by the judges.
Toksvig’s reason for leaving is allegedly to work on other projects, such as British show “The Write Offs,” which examines adult literacy.
In a statement she shared on Twitter, Toksvig said, “When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family. Unusually I am departing from the ‘Great British Bake Off’ so I can spend more time with my other work. As my waistline will testify, ‘Bake Off’ is an all-consuming show…’Bake Off’ is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel.”
Ian Katz, Channel 4’s director of programming, also released a statement declaring Toksvig a “huge part of why ‘Bake Off’s’ move to Channel 4 has been such a success … her unique voice will continue to have an important presence on the channel with new shows in development — none of which involve cake.”
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