Sandi Toksvig has quit 'The Great British Bake Off'

Posted January 16, 2020 7:04 a.m. EST

— Sandi Toksvig is leaving her presenting role on popular UK reality cooking show "The Great British Bake Off" after three years.

The 61-year-old broadcaster announced her departure Thursday, revealing that she was quitting the hit cooking program to focus on other work projects.

In a statement shared on Twitter, she said: "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."

The show confirmed in a statement that they are looking for someone new to join co-presenter Noel Fielding and "Bake Off" judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Toksvig continued: "Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television."

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