QI host Sandi Toksvig has said that women feel discouraged from going on panel shows because women are often made feel marginalized and in the end they are just edited out. No need ton mention that female hosts of these shows are less paid than their male colleagues, Toksvig has a male co-host herself, so she knows what she talks about.Speaking at the WE conference in Kettering on Saturday, Toksvig revealed that she is paid 60 percent less than her predecessor Fry, which she said was the same amount as regular panellist Alan Davies. She adds that the showrunners deliberately cut off the parts when women say something smart to create an impression that they only laugh and flirt. “I’m not shy at speaking up but even I, on those shows, am silenced. And I sit there and think, ‘I could have been at home eating Chinese. What am I doing sitting here?’ And that’s a shame,” she adds.