Sandi Toksvig is a regular face on our TV screens, the well loved presenter has fronted some of the nation’s favourite shows including The Great British Bake Off and QI.
The Danish born star, 63, who is known for her quizzing brain and razor sharp wit has had a stellar TV career spanning four decades.
She is also fronting Channel 4’s new series Can I Improve My Memory? which airs on Thursdays.
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The four-part show takes EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, TV host Anna Richardson, former boxer Chris Eubank and Love Island’s Amber Gill and tries to teach them different ways to retain information.
Sandi hosting quiz show QI
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Sandi will then test the contestants’ new skills in a quick-fire quiz. The star keeps her brain sharp by doing puzzles every morning.
But Sandi, who is one of the few female faces to front prime-time game shows, has revealed to the Mirror that she has other career aspirations.
The Cambridge University graduate recently revealed she would prefer to shun the limelight in favour of a long held dream to be a teacher.
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She told the Mirror: “I’d like to not be in the public eye and teach. I’d like to teach women’s history, that would be wonderful.”
The star also shared the barrier to her pursuing her dream job is taking a pay cut.
She added: “I still have a mortgage and expensive children. So, you know, good luck with that! But meanwhile, I’ll carry on making very nice programmes and writing books.”
Speaking of her quiz master role she said: “It’s ridiculous because it’s not that difficult a job It’s easier asking the questions than trying to answer them. No question about it.”
Off screen Sandi is married to wife Debbie with whom she entered a civil partnership in 2007. The couple renewed their vows in 2014 after same-sex marriages were legalised.
They live on a houseboat which is moored in Wandsworth, South West London.
Sandi is also a mum to three grown up children Jesse, 31, Megan, 29, and Theo, 25 – she had with her former partner, Peta Stewart.
QI airs on BBC Two at 9.40pm on Saturday, July 31.