Why Did Sandi Toksvig Leave 'The Great British Bake Off'?
The Great British Bake Off is back with new bakers, new bakes, and even a new co-host — Matt Lucas. While Lucas seems to be doing well so far, many fans are still wondering what happened to Sandi Toksvig and why she chose to leave the show. Toksvig herself claims it’s about work, but a source has told publications that the reality might be different. Meanwhile, Matt Lucas wound up on the show in a truly bizarre fashion.
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When Mel and Sue left The Great British Bake Off, fans were shocked and concerned for the future of the show. The dynamic duo had become such a mainstay that it felt impossible to replace them. However, when Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding took up the mantle, the two wedged themselves firmly into the hearts of fans.
Toksvig’s brand of dry wit complemented Fielding’s off-the-wall brand of humor, and the two seemed to get on quite well. After three years, however, Toksvig decided it’s time to throw in the towel. The host has claimed it’s simply a matter of having too much other work to do.
“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,” announced Toksvig.
“As my waistline will testify, Bake ...
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