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
The Great British Bake Off to stay at Channel 4 after delivering ratings gold BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Great British Bake Off will stay at its Channel 4 home until at least 2021, the broadcaster has announced, after its new look won over viewers. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/the-great-british-bake-off-to-stay-at-channel-4-after-delivering-ratings-gold-37917062.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37917058.ece/617eb/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_020de378-2548-400a-86af-ee1961b6432f_1 Email The Great British Bake Off will stay at its Channel 4 home until at least 2021, the broadcaster has announced, after its new look won over viewers. Fans voiced concern about the future of the much-loved TV show after it left the BBC. But the new line-up – presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig and judges Prue Leith with Paul Hollywood – have notched up ratings gold for the channel. As well as the new contract, … [Read more...] about The Great British Bake Off to stay at Channel 4 after delivering ratings gold
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 been a treat for baking fans. The judges and hosts are set to return for another festive treat but when will it air and who will be appearing? Here's the lowdown... When is the Great British Bake Off Christmas special on C4? The iconic baking show's Christmas special will air on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25). It will kick off on Channel 4 at 8 pm, but that's not all. Come New Year's Day, there will be another special at 7:40 pm. Prue Leith will be alongside Paul Hollywood once again and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will also be back to preside over the festive fun. Who will be appearing? Last year a number of series seven bakers - the last batch to appear on BBC One before the move to Channel 4 - made a welcome return to the show, with baker Selasi Gbormittah leading the fore. This … [Read more...] about When is the Great British Bake Off Christmas special on C4 and who will be appearing?