She is a co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party. They separated in 1997, but remain close today.

She was schooled at Tormead School, an independent girls’ school while her dad was working in London. In television, she appeared as a panellist in comedy shows such as Call My Bluff (a regular as a team captain), Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Mock the Week, QI, and Have I Got News for You, where she appeared on the first episode in 1990.

At the moment when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, Sandi Toksvig was in Mission Control, holding the hand of Mr Armstrong's secretary. In 2011 she hosted a second season of BBC Two's Antiques Master.


Sandi has an older brother, Nick and a younger sister named Jenifer. Lives on a houseboat in Wandsworth with wife Debbie. [41][42], Toksvig supports the charity and pressure group Liberty, hosting its 2012 awards ceremony. Before her marriage to Debbie, Sandi was in a 15-year relationship with Peta Stewart. She and Debbie live on houseboat in Wandsworth, England, UK. From 2008 to 2009 she hosted What the Dickens? Toksvig was warned she might never work again, and the family faced death threats and had to go into hiding. [50] The election was won by Chris Patten. Her father, Claus Toksvig, was a Danish journalist and foreign correspondent. So as her brother had a heart attack a few years ago. Sandi Toksvig quit the series in January this year, saying she wanted to focus her attention on other projects. [73] They renewed their vows on 29 March 2014, the day same-sex marriage was introduced in England and Wales,[74] and in December 2014, their civil partnership was converted into a marriage. Spouse (1) Debbie Toksvig (10 December 2014 - present) Trivia (10) ... Sandi Toksvig was in Mission Control, holding the hand of Mr Armstrong's secretary.

These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television.

[25] On 30 April 2015, Toksvig announced that her decision to quit The News Quiz had been made in order to allow her to help set up a new political party named the Women's Equality Party. [11] One of her law supervisors was Lord Denning.[12]. In 2013 she became a British citizen and in the 2014 New Year Honours she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to broadcasting. Life. I don’t care about the blood thing. Debbie Toksvig is mostly known for her association with Sandi Toksvig who is a British-Danish writer, actor, comedian, broadcaster, and producer. Being together, they were blessed with three children. The children were carried by Peta, and the pair used the sperm of a close family friend. Sandi and Peta split up in 1997. Dawn French: her daughter, weight loss and husband, Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141, Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,Company Number: LP003328, Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.

Now, at the age of 61, she is living a blissful marriage with her wife, Debbie, for more than ten years. Because of her father's work as a foreign correspondent for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, she grew up abroad, mostly in New York City.

", "Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life.

Toksvig began her comedy career at Girton, where she wrote and performed in the first all-woman show at the Footlights. Sandi is also a political activist and co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015. Before starring the GBBO show, her size was 22, and now, her size is 10. In one of the interviews, Sandi said she didn’t mind how she looked.

Debbie has kept herself away from any controversy but the same cannot be said about her wife Sandi who has been in controversy a few times in the past. In 2009, her collected columns for The Sunday Telegraph were published in book form as The Chain of Curiosity. The characters are based on Toksvig's own father and grandmother; the family heroism in the story closely resembles the author's father's own experiences during the war. Official Sites. Moreover, she has appeared as a regular panelist on the comedy shows like Call My Bluff, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and Have I Got a News for You.

Almost a decade later she succeeded Sheila Hancock as Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth. The GGBO host shrunk from size 22 to a size 10 in a year and featured on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine in 2015.

But I didn’t want to live in fear.’.

[64][65] In an appearance on BBC 1 show The TV That Made Me, she said she held the hand of Neil Armstrong's nervous secretary to calm the woman down during the final moments. I'm a Celebrity 2020: cast line-up rumours and show details, John and Nula Suchet open up about their dementia journey, Kate Garraway to film new ITV documentary on Coronavirus, Graeme 'the Dogfather' Hall : "Owners usually need instruction more than their pets do! She previously worked as a photographer but later decided to help people facing various psychological disorders like anxiety, depression, etc, and trained to become a psychotherapist.

In 2012, she authored an adult book titled ‘Valentine Grey’which is about a young girl who arrived in London. You can pre-order signed copies now @Taffyagent @CBGBooks @OriginalTalent_ In the 1990s she voice acted on a number of interactive CDs and in 1994 she published her first book, "Tales from the Norse's Mouth".

Sandi has three children with her ex, Peta Stewart. 1% are still making up their mind. Having been raised in the United States, her English accent is actually a put on. They call me Mummy and I earned it. Her wife Sandi is also a political activist and co-founder of the women equality party. She continued, the thing that she wants in her life is her children and to be there for them whenever they need it. In 2017, The Great British Bake Off returned with the new hosts Sandi and Noel Fielding, replacing the previous hosts Mel and Sue on Channel 4.

I have had the extraordinary pleasure of spending time with eight courageous people who have approached their deepest fears with humour and determination. The children were carried by Stewart and conceived through artificial insemination by donor. The Great British Bake Off is returning tonight – but there’ll be an ingredient missing from the new series. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro.

Fitness. [43] She was appointed president of the Women of the Year Lunch. Her final show was first broadcast on 26 June 2015.

Prior to that, Toksvig took over Stephen Fry as the host of QI.


In 2012, she published her book, Valentine Grey, an historical novel set in the Boer War.

Subsequently, all of the three children conceived through artificial insemination using Christopher Llyod-Pack’s semen, the younger brother of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack. [75], Toksvig became a British citizen in 2013. Home. She has an older brother, Nick, who is a journalist, and a younger sister, Jenifer, a librettist, who was born when Sandi was 12.

She studied law, archaeology and anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge, where she also started her comedy career by participating in the first all-woman show of the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club. Comedian, Writer, TV Presenter, Radio Personality. You can’t do better than that.

Has a First Class Honours Degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Girton College, University of Cambridge. Her brother Nick is a bureau chief and senior news editor for Al Jazeera English and her sister Jenifer is an author, lyricist, and playwright.

In the comedy circuit, Toksvig performed at the first night of the Comedy Store in London, and was once part of their Players, an improvisational comedy team.[15].

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