Sandi Toksvig is a British-Danish comedian, writer, actor, presenter and producer on British radio and television, and political activist.
In the comedy circuit, Toksvig performed at the first night of the Comedy Store in London, and was once part of their Players, an improvisational comedy team.
On radio, she is a familiar voice for BBC Radio 4 listeners, having appeared on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, The Unbelievable Truth, and as the chair of The News Quiz, where she replaced Simon Hoggart in September 2006, but left in June 2015 in order to enter politics to champion women’s rights. Her final show was first broadcast on 26 June. She presented Radio 4’s travel programme Excess Baggage until 2012.
Sandi has great experience when it comes to television presenting, In 2012–13 Toksvig presented 1001 Things You Should Know for Channel 4 daytime. Toksvig began presenting the revival edition of the daytime game show Fifteen-to-One, it is an hour long instead of the original half-hour edition presented by William G. Stewart. After two series had been broadcast, in June 2015, Channel 4 announced that a further three would be made, hosted by Toksvig. She then took over from Stephen Fry as host of QI in 2016.
On 16 March 2017 she was announced as the new co-presenter of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4.
She is joint founder of the Women’s Equality Party (established in March 2015), was installed as Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth in October 2012, and is the current president of the Women of the Year Lunch.
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