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Stephen Fry reflects on leaving QI after 13 years

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Stephen Fry will reflect on his decision to leave QI after thirteen years in a new documentary; Stephen Fry: A Life on Screen.

The documentary will feature special guests including Hugh Laurie, QIcreator John Lloyd, Michael Sheen and Alan Davies.

“It’s been incredibly good fun and I wouldn’t want to feel stale or for it to go sour on me in that sort of way, or for me to feel like I’m treading water or repeating myself,” he explained. “Sandi Toksvig couldn’t be a better choice so I’m very happy for the show to go on without me.”

Alan Davies talked about Stephens decision to leave the show, and said the following: “I felt in recent years it’s been a bit of a squeeze and we have to compact the recordings. We have to do three shows in a 24-hour period each week and it’s pretty tough going.”

The documentary also covers Fry quitting the West End production of Cell Mates in 1995 and playing his hero Oscar Wilde in the 1997 movie Wilde.

Stephen Fry: A Life on Screen airs tonight (December 29) at 9pm on BBC Two.


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