Sandi Toksvig joins Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding for the new series of The Great British Bake Off [WENN]
Sandi Toksvig joins The Great British Bake Off stars this year after former hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc stepped down from the show, after Love Productions sold the hit baking show to Channel 4.
Mary Berry also said goodbye to the show last year, leaving just Paul Hollywood to be joined with new stars Sandi, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith.
59-year-old Danish-British comedian, writer, actor, presenter and producer in TV and radio Sandi will make her GBBO debut very soon, but what do we know about the star?
From her family life to her bizarre phobia, here’s five things you never knew about the QI host.
TV presenter Sandi Toksvig is a co-founder of The Women’s Equality Party[GETTY]
In 2015, Sandi co-founded the Women’s Equality Party, stating: “it’s not too late to fight the good fight, after all.”
At the time, the star quit her job presenting The News Quiz to focus on the party.
Sandi Toksvig has previously revealed her bizarre phobia of Basil Brush [GETTY]
During an appearance on BBC One’s The TV That Made Me, Sandi confessed to a very bizarre fear of puppet Basil Brush.
She explained: “OK, seriously, there was one thing that actually wasdesigned for children, I simply couldn’t bear it.
“I don’t know what it was – it creeped me out.”
Sandi Toksvig has two daughters and one son with former partner Peta Stewart [WENN]
Sandi has three children with former partner Peta Stewart – two daughters and one son.
The children were carried by Peta through artificial insemination from a donor.
Sandi and Peta separated in 1997.
Sandi Toksvig is close friends with former GBBO host Sue Perkins [GETTY]
Saudi is now married to Debbie Toksvig.
The pair entered into a civil partnership in 2007, and later renewed their vows the day same sex married came to the UK in 2014.
Later that year, the couple officially became married.
The happy couple now live on a houseboat in Wandsworth.
In 2014, Sandi dropped an amazing four stone [GETTY]
In 2014, Sandi lost a massive four stone.
Appearing on the cover of Good Housekeeping, the star shared how she went from a size 22 to a size 10 in only one year.