Stephen Fry to leave Q.I – see who his replacement is

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Stephen Fry has announced he’s stepping down from his role as host of TV show ‘Q.I.’

Mr Fry has hosted the show for thirteen years since it first arrived on British television screens.

The popular entertainer said he’s enjoyed one of the best jobs on television.

“For 13 years I had one of the best jobs on television.

“Behind the camera squadrons of quite extraordinarily brilliant researchers, programme makers and uniquely curious (in both senses of the word) people making that job so much easier.

“In front of the camera generations of lively minds and above all of course the wonder of nature that is Alan Davies.

Mr Fry thanked producer John Lloyd for creating the show, but said it was time for him to move on.

“After passing the alphabetical halfway mark I thought it time to move on, but I will never cease to be grateful to John Lloyd for devising QI and for everyone else for making it such fun.”

The show’s new presenter will be regular panelist Sandi Toksvig. The show’s only regular panelist Alan Davies will be staying with the program.

Toksvig will become the first female host of a television comedy panel show in Britain. The author and comedian said she was honoured to be taking the reins.

“Stephen has been utterly brilliant with the first half of the alphabet.” Toksvig said.

“Now I look forward to picking up the baton, mixing my metaphors and sailing towards the Land of Nod (ie. Z). Who knows what lies ahead? It should all be quite interesting.”

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