Sandi Toksvig, 62, is best known for presenting the TV show QI, as well as co-hosting The Great British Bake Off for three years. But the broadcaster and producer has previously expressed her fear of having a heart attack.
Sandi started her television career by presenting No 73, an ITV children’s series.
She soon broke onto the comedy circuit, and appeared as panelists on QI, Have I Got News For You, and Mock The Week.
In 2016, she took over from Stephen Fry with presenting duties on QI.
She still has the role today, despite a three-year stint presenting The Great British Bake Off, when the show moved to Channel 4 in 2017.
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“I was never interested in how I look. The number one thing in my whole life is my children and I want to be there for them,” Sandi told Good House Keeping.
“My dad died of a massive heart attack when he was 59, as he didn’t look after himself.
“My brother had a heart attack [a few years] ago… and you start thinking.
“I sat on Louise’s sofa and told her: ‘I’m going to die’, and she said to me: ‘Not on my watch, Sandi’.”