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Great British Bake Off host ‘seriously ill’ after being rushed to hospital

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EX-Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig has been rushed to hospital seriously ill in Australia. The 64-year-old has bronchial pneumonia and been forced off work.

Sandi was set to continue her tour on stage in New Zealand, but is too unwell to travel. A statement released by Sandi's representative said: "Due to illness, Sandi has cancelled the New Zealand leg of her tour. "She has been admitted to hospital with bronchial pneumonia while still in Australia and is unable to travel & perform. "Our main priority is getting her home to the UK as soon as she is well enough - Team Toksvi." READ MORE ON BAKE OFFhumble pie Bake Off star takes a savage swipe at Matt Hancock’s I’m A Celeb appearance BURNING BRIGHT Masked Dancer reaction to my performances stunned me, admits Bake Off star She admitted "not feeling 100 per cent" while performing to Australia crowds this week.

One fan said: "Get better soon. You were sounding a bit rough on Monday but still did a brilliant show." Another added: "Please pass on our best for a speedy recovery.

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