Miles Jupp is to be the new host of Radio 4’s News Quiz, the BBC has announced. The comedian will take over from Sandi Toksvig – whose last show aired on Friday – from September 17. Jupp, who first appeared as a panellist on the show in 2009, said: ‘It is a massive honour to follow in the footsteps of Barrys Norman and Took, of Simon Hoggart and the delectable Sandi Toksvig and be asked to take on this role.

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