Have I Got News For You is back on the 21st of April, and its first host will be... Captain Picard!
The series no longer has a fixed presenter, with a different guest host every episode. There'll be nine episodes in the new series, but no word yet of who'll be stepping into Professor Xavier's shiny shoes after the first one.
In the most PatStew quote ever, he told the Independent:
"A long awaited and anticipated moment in my career has arrived. I am to host the season opener of Have I Got News For You.
I could not be more delighted."
You can hear his voice now, can't you?
Honestly, we didn't know HIGNFY had been away, because every episode of the news seems like part of the show these days. This stuff writes itself. Sigh.
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