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Sandi Toksvig

Women’s Equality Party

Sandi Toksvig is a well-known broadcaster for both television and radio, and a co-founder along with Catherine Mayer, of the Women's Equality Party. She also hosts The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4 and 1001 Things You Should Know on Channel 4. She presented Excess Baggage on Radio 4 until 2012. She has written more than twenty books including fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children, most recently Peas and Queues, and is a regular columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine. In September 2012 her play 'Bully Boy' was the opening production for London's first new theatre in thirty years, the St James. Sandi is the new Chancellor of Portsmouth University, and it was recently announced that she would take over from Stephen Fry as the host QI on BBC2.