Sandi Toksvig will be replacing Stephen Fry as the host of QI after 13 years


Ahh QI – it’s part of makes us feel so bloomin’ British, along with Yorkshire puddings, rainy weather and Bridget Jones.

Related: 6 Stephen Fry memes that will change your life. Really.


But after 13 hilarious and informative years, national treasure Stephen Fry has announced that he will be stepping down from his hosting duties on the show. Despite it being ‘one of the best jobs on television’, he felt like ‘it was time to move on.’

‘For 13 years I had one of the best jobs on television. Behind the camera squadrons of quire extraordinarily brilliant researchers, programme makers and uniquely curious (in both senses of the word) people making that job so much easier.’

Taking on his duties will be Sandi Toksvig, who has called being hosting QI her ‘dream job’, while panelist Alan Davies will remain on the show.

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

The series which covers a topics under a specific letter, and with the upcoming M series being his last, 58-year-old Stephen Fry has said that ‘after passing the alphabetical halfway mark I thought it time to move one.’

‘But I will never cease to be grateful to John Lloyd for devising QI and for everyone else for making it such fun.’

To stop ourselves crying into our cups of tea, we’re taking a look back at some of his funniest and best moments from the show…

When Stephen didn’t understand the logic of the world…
Stephen Fry QI
Stephen not only tells us all the facts we need to win a pub quiz, but also teaches us practically a whole other language…

When he realised what it was that he was missing in life…

Hea always asked the most important questions…

Being so full of knowledge and wisdom, it’s only fair that he impart some advice onto young whippersnappers like Jack Whitehall

Even being the most professional TV presenter there is, you can lose it from time to time…

And most importantly, this is all the advice you need to get through in life!

Stephen ol’ chap – we’re so sad to see you go! But welcome aboard Sandi Toksvig – can’t wait to see you work your magic!

Amy Lo