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Stephen Fry quits QI

After 13 years in the role, Stephen Fry has announced he will be stepping down as host of the BBC Two quiz show, QI.

On announcing that the upcoming series of QI would be his last, Fry said:

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.

Sandi Toksvig will replace Fry, who was originally contracted to be a team captain opposite Alan Davies before replacing Michael Palin as host. Toksvig took to Twitter to announce her new role and to praise Stephen Fry by saying she has “huge shoes to fill“.

Alan Davies will remain on the show as a weekly panellist.

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