WOMAN on every quiz show panel? That’s not enough for Sandi Toksvig. The no-nonsense comedian wants to see more females at the helm and, considering her triumphant takeover as the host of BBC2 quiz QI from Stephen Fry last year, she’s only too happy to pave the way.
“I like to think having a woman on a chair will soon not be an unusual thing,” says the 59-year-old, who co-hosts The Great British Bake Off with Noel Fielding.
“Here’s the secret – and don’t tell anybody – but when you’re the host they tell you the questions beforehand,” she continues playfully.
“They also give you the answers, and the cards aren’t as heavy as I was led to believe. So it’s not that difficult.”
So what else do you learn as the woman in charge? The Denmarkborn star tells us more.