A day we thought would never come, has come indeed. A dark day. But on this day, we must remember that it is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
Perfect human Stephen Fry has announced, that after 13 years and 180 episodes, he is stepping down as host of BBC‘s QI.
Fry said this about his departure:
“For thirteen 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.”
We know, shhhh… we know. We’re devastated too. But not all hope is lost: his replacement is former News Quiz host, Sandi Toksvig. Producer John Lloyd said that the QI team was “confident that we have found the perfect person to occupy [Fry’s] gigantic shoes”.
Plus, we all know how passionate Fry about gender equality, and Toksvig’s new role makes her the first female host of a mainstream comedy panel show on British television.
via The Guardian.