Sunday, March 3, 2024

Prue Leith Reacts To Sandi Toksvig’s Bake Off Exit Claims

Prue Leith has responded to Sandi Toksvig’s latest claims about what led to her resigning from the Nice British Bake Off.

Each Prue and Sandi have been new additions to the Bake Off household when the present made the leap to Channel 4 in 2017, and whereas the previous nonetheless stays a choose on the present, the latter stepped down as a presenter after three seasons.

Final month, the QI host made headlines when she claimed that her time on Bake Off got here to an finish as a result of she “stopped having enjoyable”.

“I used to be actually standing there watching meringues dry and pondering, ‘Oh my God, my mind is atrophying’,” she claimed.

Throughout an interview on Instances Radio on Tuesday, Prue was requested what she considered Sandi’s feedback, to which she admitted they didn’t correspond to her recollections of working with the comic.

“I don’t suppose Sandi was [that] bored,” Prue stated. “She and I shared a beautiful inexperienced room on this posh home, which was the place we filmed Bake Off, which was within the library.

“And so we had this excellent choice of books, and she or he would [knit] little figures. So she made a number of these. She wrote a number of scripts. She did plenty of different issues.”

Sandi with her former Bake Off colleagues Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding
Sandi together with her former Bake Off colleagues Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding

Prue added: “I imply, I can see that for some individuals as intelligent as Sandy watching meringue dry is probably a bit heavy, however I believe she simply preferred the joke. I don’t suppose she was actually bored.”

Sandi beforehand informed Radio Instances: “After three years, I believed, ‘That’ll do, go and do one thing else!’” I’m in love sufficient with the enterprise to suppose, ‘OK, that’s a pleasant pay cheque, however it doesn’t work for me. I’ll transfer on and do one thing else’.”

“I’m very keen on Sandi. She was by no means too busy to sit down down, have a chat and put the world to rights. We shared a few drinks and had some good instances collectively,” he stated on the time.

Sandi was changed by Matt Lucas, who fronted three seasons earlier than asserting he, too, was leaving. Daytime favorite Alison Hammond then made her debut on the helm of Bake Off final yr, and is ready to return in 2024.

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