Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig has said “ready, set, bake” for the last time, announcing her departure from the tent to focus on other projects.
After three years and 51 showstoppers, Toksvig has decide to step down from The Great British Bake Off to spend more time on different projects, such as her upcoming Channel 4 series The Write Offs.
Toksvig described working on the show with Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood as “one of the greatest pleasures of my life”, describing her friendship with them as one that will “continue beyond the confines of television.”
Toksvig also joked that “as my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show” which contributed to her decision to leave, adding that the bakers are the real stars of the show.
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, praised Toksvig for her contribution to the show, believing that she helped make Bake Off’s move from BBC to Channel 4 a successful one.
He added: “We will miss her warmth and wit, not to mention her endless willingness to be the butt of jokes about being the least tall person in the Bake Off tent.”
The hunt for a new co-host to join Fielding is currently underway, with the major job perk of free cake.
Sandi will act as host one last time for the upcoming The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.