silverstar (silverstarry) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Sandi Toksvig is leaving GBBO

Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off to pursue other projects. She will participate in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer in the spring. Her official announcement:

Her next project is a new show on Channel 4 called The Write Offs, which deals with illiteracy in Britain. Eight adults will be tutored for four months and then be given reading, writing, and spelling challenges.

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. We wish her all the very best on the exciting projects she is currently working on and beyond.”

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.”

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Tags: british celebrities, food / food industry
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