THE Great British Bake Off fans around the world are in shock after host Sandi Toksvig announced that she is quitting the show.
Bosses are now on the lookout for someone to replace the popular presenter.
Why has Sandi Toksvig quit Bake Off?
On January 16, 2020, Sandi shocked Bake Off fans by revealing she would be stepping down as host as she wants to work on other TV projects.
Speaking about her decision to leave, Sandi shared: "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. As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show."
Sandi has hosted the show alongside Noel Fielding since 2017.
Who will replace Sandi Toksvig on Bake off?
It is not yet known who will be replace her alongside Noel and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in the famous tent.
However the bookies already have an idea.
Here are the latest odds on Sandi's replacement (supplied by Coral):
- Nadiya Hussain – 2/1
- Susan Calman – 3-1
- Davina McCall – 4/1
- Rachel Riley – 6-1
- Jo Brand – 6/1
- Noel Edmonds – 8//1
- Rylan Clarke-Neal – 10/1
- Clare Balding – 12/1
Who has hosted Bake Off in the past?
Before Noel and Sandi, the show was hosted by comedy duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
The pair were on the show from the start, back in 2010, until 2016 when they quit after the show moved from the BBC to Channel 4.
At the time they said: "We were very shocked and saddened to learn that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.
"The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak."
They added: "We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.
"We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success."
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