Sandi Toksvig has announced she is leaving 'The Great British Bake Off' after three years on the show. It's to work on other projects apparently, but what could be more important than minding Noel on 'Bake Off'?
In a statement, Tovskig 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. 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."
All pud things come to an end. The upcoming series of The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off will mark the end of Sandi’s magnificent stint as a presenter on the show. We would like to thank her for all the wonderful memories and wish her the very best for the future. #GBBO pic.twitter.com/aEnEu00fqu
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) January 16, 2020
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 said: "Sandi is a huge part of why Bake Off’s move to Channel 4 has been such a success and we are immensely grateful for her contribution to the show. We will miss her warmth and wit, not to mention her endless willingness to be the butt of jokes about being the least tall person in the 'Bake Off' tent. Fortunately, her unique voice will continue to have an important presence on the Channel with new shows in development - none of which involve cake."
Channel 4's press release also added, "The hunt is currently on for a new face to join Noel, Paul and Prue in the tent. Candidates must have experience of mopping up spills and the occasional tear, making tea and keeping the amateur bakers to time. More information will be announced in due course."
The good news is we will get to see Sandi do one last stint on the show for 'The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off', the lineup of which you can check out here.