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Sandi is so much better than Stephen

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Chippednailvarnishing Fri 13-Jan-17 22:21:57

I used to avoid QI like the plague, but I'm really enjoying it...

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Fri 13-Jan-17 22:23:18

I like both.

BoyFromTheBigBadCity Fri 13-Jan-17 23:03:47

I think she amazing. Its also far less about how clever she at reading the cards the researchers have made her and passing it off as herself...

SloanyAnne Fri 13-Jan-17 23:05:59

I have a massive girl crush on her.

Sorry Superkins. smile

Pettywoman Fri 13-Jan-17 23:26:31

Sandi is a breath of fresh air. I think she's great. Loved her on the News Quiz, not so much on Fifteen to 1. QI is perfect for her, I've started to watch it again.

PinkSwimGoggles Fri 13-Jan-17 23:27:15

oh yes, she's great. such sharp whit.

RJnomore1 Fri 13-Jan-17 23:28:12

She's brilliant AND she doesn't feel the need to bully Alan.

BadKnee Fri 13-Jan-17 23:33:28

I have never been keen on her. I watch 15-1 but she drives me mad on that. "That's not what we're looking for!" Her delivery is off.
I liked the News Quiz better without her. I find her patronising. (But so was Stephen)

NicknameUsed Fri 13-Jan-17 23:37:52

I love her dry humour and wit. She rocks.

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 13-Jan-17 23:39:48

Love her too. I enjoyed QI with Stephen Fry but prefer Sandi's sense of humour and she seems more down to earth than Stephen.

TaraCarter Sat 14-Jan-17 00:13:54

Do you remember her on Call My Bluff? She was fabulous there.

OneWithTheForce Sat 14-Jan-17 00:16:25

Love her too. I enjoyed QI with Stephen Fry but prefer Sandi's sense of humour and she seems more down to earth than Stephen.


I love her. I also loved it last week when she was adamant that she has never farted! grin

FranHastings Sat 14-Jan-17 00:18:35

So much better with Sandi. I really love her rapport with the panellists. She's great.

HerBluebiro Sat 14-Jan-17 18:31:59

Love her on qi. Miss her on the news quiz. Could not stand her on 15 -1

BabychamSocialist Sat 14-Jan-17 18:51:49

I really like her on it but no-one will match Stephen as QI host. He somehow managed to make it both interesting and hilarious and I do think he genuinely made the effort to learn about some of the stuff that he didn't know.

Don't really get the "bullying" comments about Alan. He's a) a grown man and b) the actual star the show was built around in the first place, so he mustn't feel the same way as you. QI was originally envisaged to be "Clever vs. Thick" with Alan proudly representing the "Thick" team and a revolving panelist on the "Clever" team with Michael Palin hosting. It was only after Michael Palin didn't want to do a quiz that they changed it to what it is now.

WonderMike Sat 14-Jan-17 19:36:17

Alan's supposed to be a very nasty piece of work, so I don't have a problem with anyone bullying him smile Sandi is just so nice, she's pleased to be there and just, I dunno, happy grin

LostSight Sat 14-Jan-17 20:48:14

I used to love Stephen on QI, but I enjoyed it less when he began to show magic tricks instead of 'quite interesting' sciency experiments. I felt it was something he wanted to do for personal reasons, and really not related to the show at all.

I still enjoyed QI and still think Stephen is great, but Sandi has given it a new lease of life.

ShowOfHands Sat 14-Jan-17 20:53:41

I think she is just superb.

Chippednailvarnishing Sat 14-Jan-17 20:53:53

Could not stand her on 15 -1

I agree neither could I. She just seems genuinely delighted to be on QI. I was very surprised how much I enjoyed it.

Hassled Sat 14-Jan-17 21:00:13

I adore her. I do like Stephen Fry, but there was a level of smugness in his QI presenting that I just couldn't stand. Sandi's removed all smugness.

Ratonastick Sat 14-Jan-17 21:06:45

I love Sandi and I completely agree that she has given QI a new lease of life and I have it on series record now!

Can I also have a stealth boast? We share a hairdresser! Never actually managed to cross appointments and meet her in person, but all feedback is that she is the loveliest, nicest and most generally wonderful person who leaves big tips for the juniors at Christmas!

I wouldn't expect anything less!

LittleIda Sat 14-Jan-17 21:09:37

I've set my TV to automatically record anything with Sandi in. I like Stephen too.

MargoChanning Sat 14-Jan-17 21:12:51

I've met her twice - one of those times was when she interviewed me on a pre-recorded radio programme, which meant spending an hour in her company - and she is indeed very nice and friendly.

Chippednailvarnishing Sat 14-Jan-17 21:30:04

Sandi Toksvig at the age of 11 held the hand of Neil Armstrong's secretary in Mission Control during the moon landing.

I'm so jealous.

RhiWrites Sat 14-Jan-17 21:59:41

Alan's supposed to be a very nasty piece of work

Whenever I see his face I remember how he bit a homeless person. Because they called him by his character's name. Vile.

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