BBC reveals HIGNFY hosts

...and a couple of guests

Jack Dee, Stephen Mangan, Alexander Armstrong, Bill Bailey and Jo Brand have all been lined up to as guest hosts for the next series of Have I Got News For You.

Dee will host the first show on April 8, the BBC has announced, where guests will include Richard Madeley and Jon Richardson.

The nine part series – the 41st –  is also the first time the panel show will be broadcast in HD.

The first episode of series 41 will be the 148th show hosted by a guest presenter in the eight years since Angus Deayton left. Armstrong is the most frequent host, making his 18th appearance in the chair this series,

The most frequent hosts and guests are:


Angus Deayton: 198 episodes
Alexander Armstrong: 18 (counting this new series)
Jack Dee: Ten (ditto)
Jeremy Clarkson and Kirsty Young: EightLee Mack, Dara O Briain: Four


Ross Noble: 11
Clive Anderson, Marcus Brigstocke and Andy Hamilton: Ten
Will Self, Germaine Greer, Martin Clunes and Charles Kennedy: Nine
Mark Steel: Eight
Danny Baker, Jo Brand, Janet Street-Porter and Boris Johnson: Seven

Published: 28 Mar 2011

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