By Ninder Kaur
Stephen Fry is to step down as the host of BBC Two comedy quiz show QI after 13 years.
Stephen will be replaced by Sandi Toksvig – the first female host of a mainstream comedy panel
Fry has fronted the show, which features regular panellist Alan Davies, for 13 years and 180 episodes. He described it as “one of the best jobs on television” but felt “it was time to move on”.
The series covers topics under one letter each series and Fry said “after passing the alphabetical halfway mark I thought it time to move on, but I will never cease to be grateful to John Lloyd for devising QI and for everyone else for making it such fun”.
The upcoming M series will be Fry’s last.