Mirza lands HIGNFY spot

Shazia on prime-time quiz

Britain's only female Muslim comic is to be a panelist on Have I Got News For You this week.

Shazia Mirza's appearance on the prime-time BBC1 show tops an incredible rise in her profile over recent weeks. Just two months ago she was taking part in new act competiton.

Birmingham-born Mirza once said: "Some people of my community don't approve of what I do because they believe I should still be stuck in the kitchen married with kids, and should not have a voice."

She will be appearing on this Friday's edition of the topical quiz alongside Ian Hislop. Tory MP and Spectator editor Boris Johnson is Paul Merton's team-mate.

Published: 31 Oct 2001

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