Sandi Toksvig

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The contestants in this year’s Great British Bake Off.

It says something about The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4, Tuesday, 8pm), now in its tenth series of competitive confectionary construction, and i(...)

Cathy Ellison and Stuart Thomson at the march calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit in London on Saturday.

At Park Lane, one million people are gathering to march in support of a “People’s Vote”. Europhiles walk around draped in flags and waving signs that (...)

Rahul Mandal (centre) is crowned champion by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith (right) Photograph: C4/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon/PA

The final of The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4, Tuesday) opens, as usual, with near-erotic footage of pastries and flans. Once again, I do not kno(...)

Prue Leith. Photograph: David Loftus

Writing sex scenes, that your children will read, and eating Ambrosia custard from a carton: things I did not expect to be discussing with Prue Leith,(...)

Winner of best supporting actor Brían F O’Byrne poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

There were two Irish successes at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday night. Cavan man Brian F O’Byrne took home a Bafta for best supporting actor for his (...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy: the Irish singer competes in the Eurovision final on Saturday. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

The Late Late Show RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm What’s the collective noun for a group of Eurovision Song Contest winners? A ballad? A dry ice? A key chang(...)

Backlash:  Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. said  the lack of female  guest presenters on Have I Got News For You is because they do not want the job. Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire

BBC quiz captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton have faced a backlash over claims female politicians were too reticent and modest to host Have I Got News(...)

Bake that: Roisin Conaty, Harry Hill, Bill Turnbull and Martin Kemp in  The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer, which has always been on Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off has always been on Channel 4. Some people remember it otherwise, but I have very fond memories of the early days in 2010. I(...)

This year’s contestants on the new Channel 4 series of the ‘Great British Bake Off’: Back row: Steven, Tom, Liam, Sophie, Peter, James, Chris. Front row: Julia, Kate, Stacey, Flo, Yan. Photograph: Channel 4

“What’s wrong with Mel and Sue?” I wonder as that very duo careen into view, riding a striped hot air balloon (the manner, to be fair, in which I alwa(...)

Unappetising: “The Great British Bake Off” new line-up of Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Photograph: PA / Channel 4

There’s an imposter pretending to pour the tea and his name is Noel Fielding. He’s surrounded by two other imposters, Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig, bu(...)

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