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Sandi Toksvig's Biography

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Sandi Toksvig was born in Copenhagen in Denmark on 3 May 1958.

Her parents met at the BBC and her father went on to become a famous broadcaster in Denmark.

She grew up in the United States, but, at 14, she moved to an English boarding school.

Sandi Toksvig studied at Girton College, Cambridge University where she got a first, and was a member of Cambridge University's Footlights.

She started out in children's television, however she became better known for her presenter roles on radio and television.

Her presenting credits include Radio 4's The News Quiz, the BBC's QI (taking over from Stephen Fry), and Fifteen to One on Channel Four.,

In 2006, she had a civil partnership with a psychotherapist named Debbie.

She has written various books including the novel Valentine Grey.

Sandi Toksvig was made an OBE in 2014.

In March 2017, it was revealed that Sandi Toksvig would co-host The Great British Bake Off, which had recently switched from the BBC to Channel Four.

However, she left Bake Off after three years.

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