Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is bookies’ favourite to replace Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig has quit as host of The Great British Bake Off, and now the hunt is on to find her replacement.

The bookies' favourite is Nadiya Hussain, who has odds of 2-1 to land the job alongside Sandi's co-host Noel Fielding.

Nadiya won the hugely popular TV series in 2015 when it was still on the BBC and presented by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins with Mary Berry as one of the judges.

Since her win she has had her own TV shows, released several recipe books and novels for children and even baked a birthday cake for the Queen.

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Coral's John Hill said: "As a former winner of the show, Nadiya Hussain knows all about the Great British Bake Off so it is no surprise to see her emerge as the favourite to replace Sandi.

"Susan Calman and Davina McCall have both attracted early bets to take over later this year following this surprise news."

Susan has odds of 3-1, while Davina and Rachel Riley are at 6-1.

Jo Brand is 8-1, Noel Edmonds 10-1 and Rylan Clarke-Neal at 12-1.

Sandi and Noel have presented Bake Off since the show moved to Channel 4 in 2017.

In a statement revealing her departure, Sandi, 61, said she was leaving on good terms to focus on her other work.

Breaking the news on Twitter , Sandi told fans: "When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family.

"Unusually I am departing from the Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other work. As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show."

She then praised her co-stars judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and her fellow host Noel.

Sandi said: "Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television.

"Bake Off is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel. The reason for that, of course, is that the true stars of the show are the bakers themselves. I wish everyone well."

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