Sandra Birgitte Toksvig (Danish pronunciation: [ˈsænti ˈtsʰʌksˌviˀ]; born 3 May 1958) is a British-Danish writer, comedian, broadcaster, actor, and producer on British radio, stage, and television. She is also a political activist, having co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015. She has written plays, novels, and books for children. In 1994, she came out as a lesbian.In 2016, Toksvig took over from Stephen Fry as host of the BBC television quiz show QI, having previously spent ten years hosting The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4. From 2017-2020 she was co-presenter of The Great British Bake Off, alongside comedian Noel Fielding. In 2020, she stepped down and will be replaced by Matt Lucas.Toksvig is the president of the Women of the Year Lunch.