New QI host Sandi Toksvig doesn’t want to be a Stephen Fry ‘mini-me’
Sandi Toksvig has insisted she is not aiming to be a Stephen Fry “mini-me” as she prepares to take over as QI host.
Stephen quit the show at the end of last year after 13 years as its presenter.
Writer and broadcaster Sandi, who described it as her “dream job”, will become the first female host of a mainstream television comedy panel show.
Speaking to the Guardian, Sandi said she was “not here as a mini-me for Stephen”.
“You have to make it your own,” she added.
Originally, supposed to be a show where Stephen Fry and regular panellist, Alan Davis, went head-to-head with each other, Stephen quickly stepped up to host the show when things didn’t quite work out with securing a presenter.
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Hanging up his hosting hat earlier this year, Stephen said it was the best job in television and thanked the show’s creator, crew and panellists.
The show’s 14th series begins on BBC2 in the autumn.
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