SANDI Toksvig is a familiar face to Great British Bake Off and QI fans alike. But what do we know about the host? We take a look at Sandi's life and career. Who is Sandi Toksvig and how tall is she? Sandra Birgitte Toksvig was born in Denmark on May 3, 1958, and is 4ft 11" tall. Her dad, Claus Toksvig, was a Danish journalist and foreign correspondent - so Sandi spent much of her youth in New York. Her mum, Julie Anne Toksvig, previously Brett, is British - and Sandi was educated at Tormead, a private girls' school near Guildford, while her dad was working in London. Sandi studied law, archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University - where she began her comedy career. Her time at Cambridge overlapped with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery and Emma Thompson. Sandi started her TV career in 1982, presenting kids' TV programme No. 73, followed by the Sandwich Quiz, The Saturday Starship, Motormouth, Gilbert's Fridge and Island Race Society. In October 2012, in the wake of … [Read more...] about Who is Sandi Toksvig, how tall is QI host and who is The Great British Bake Off presenter’s wife?
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GREAT British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood has ditched cakes and bread — after his girlfriend inspired him to try a caveman diet. Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23, has spent three months following the paleo regime — which mimics prehistoric nature-based eating habits. Paul, 53 — a judge on the Channel 4 show alongside Prue Leith — is prepared to scrap his favourite dough-based treats to get trim too. A pal said: “Summer started paleo as a New Year’s resolution and has stuck to it rigidly. “Once she started seeing results, Paul took notice and decided to try to clean up his diet. “He can’t be as militant about it, given his job. But he’s started eating more whole foods — lean meats and veg in particular. “He has also cut back on all refined sugar. That means no cake or bread — ironic for one of the country’s best-known bakers. “They go away quite regularly and will be beach-body ready for the … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off presenter Paul Hollywood gives up favourite treats on ‘caveman’ diet
Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/former-great-british-bake-off-finalist-triumphs-in-christmas-special-37657718.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37657712.ece/59ea7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_37fb1cee-8cb4-48a0-abf8-0f7a3313f8b4_1 Email Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. The 2016 finalist triumphed in all three challenges to beat fellow returning contestants Liam Charles, Flo Atkins and Andrew Smyth. Clasping her Bake Off trophy to her chest after being named winner, she said: “I’m almost lost for words. It’s so lovely to win it. “It’s going to have pride of place somewhere. There is no way I am going to hide this under a bushel.” … [Read more...] about Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special
THE Great British Bake Off remains, for many, the highlight of their summer, but in recent years, the show's Christmas special has also been a treat for baking fans. And it looks like this year's Christmas special will be no different as stars from 2017 and 2016 reunite one final time. Here's the lowdown on who's back in the tent... Who are The Great Christmas Bake Off 2018 contestants? Liam Charles Hackney-born Liam was a fan favourite on GBBO in 2017 but failed to reach the final after being eliminated in week 8. Since the show finished, the star hosted his own show, Liam Bakes, which started on Channel 4 last month and is a six-part series starring Liam and his baking brilliance. Earlier this year, Liam was announced as the presenter of Bake Off: The Professionals for Channel 4 and he's also released his own baking book, Liam Charles Cheeky Treats. Follow his Instagram, @liamcbakes, for lots of pictures of his delicious creations in the kitchen and he's also on … [Read more...] about Who are The Great Christmas Bake Off 2018 contestants?
The Great British Bake Off is back and the ovens will be turned on for the new BBC 1 series at 8pm on Wednesday August 5, and cake-loving funny woman Jo Brand will also be back on BBC 2 next Friday with spin-off show An Extra Slice. And with the new contestants revealed and Series 6 fast approaching, we're looking back at the most memorable moments from the previous five seasons as a reminder of the drama we can expect from the cooking show. 1. Bingate Belfast contestant Iain Watters went into meltdown last year when his Baked Alaska was taken briefly out of the fridge by fellow contestant Diana Beard. The “bingate” incident saw Iain pour his melted mess away and storm off, which was witnessed by a whopping 10.25 million viewers. Paul Hollywood later tweeted: “At the end of the day Mary and I need something to judge, it’s not about melted ice cream but about what’s presented to us.” 2. Custard stealing Contestant Howard Middleton lovingly made his … [Read more...] about The Great British Bake Off: Top 8 most memorable moments including the famous bingate