Bill Bailey plays the bagpipes on Have I Got News For You

Preview of tonight's show

Bill Bailey cracks out the bagpipes on Have I Got News For You tonight.

The comic brought out the instrument during last night’s taping after referring to a recent story in which King Charles had advocated for the health benefits of playing the bagpipes.

Bailey added: ‘The Scotsman advised that ‘beginners may wish to find a large field to play in’ but I prefer a panel show to practise on!" as he leant under the desk to bring up his own bagpipes.

As he started playing, Paul Merton leapt out of his seat to start a Scottish jig around the studio floor, before Ian Hislop joined them

As he took his place back in the host’s chair, an out-of-breath Bailey fell to the floor, joking: ‘Yeah, it’s really good for your health….’

The regulars were joined by journalist Helen Lewis and comedian Daliso Chaponda; the Britain’s Got Talent finalist making his debut appearance on the show.

Have I Got News For You continues on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm tonight, Friday 20th October, with guest host Bill Bailey joined by panellists Helen Lewis and Daliso Chaponda.

Published: 20 Oct 2023

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