Who’s on Have I Got News For You? New series begins with these guests

Have I Got News For You is back for its brand new series tonight on BBC One from 9:30PM.

Episode 1 of the new series of Have I Got News For You will see British broadcaster, journalist and author, Jeremy Paxman, make his HIGNFY guest presenting debut.

Paxman will be the first of nine guest presenters joining regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop across the new series of the perennially popular Have I Got News For You

Guest panellists Josh Widdicombe and Steph McGovern will complete the line-up for the first episode tonight.

Have I Got News For You returns to BBC One from Friday 6th April at 9.30pm.

Paxman is said to have really enjoyed presenting the show, which was recorded last night at The London Television Studios, despite previously telling the show’s producer “I’d rather have my testicles crushed between two bricks” when they asked him on a few years ago.

The satirical quiz show has much to debate in this new series, from spy poisonings to Brexit and Cambridge Analytica data breaches.

In addition, in this first episode they also covered Teesside’s finest culinary delicacy, The Parmo.

Steph McGovern commented: “Ah lads you’ve never had a chicken parmo? […] You haven’t had a good night out until you’ve woken up with a bit of parmo on your face!”

Meanwhile, joining Paxman in making a guest presenting debut this series is Greg Davies, who has appeared on the HIGNFY panel several times but never as a guest presenter.

Further established guest presenters returning for the new series include Jo Brand and Victoria Coren Mitchell.

The new series will run weekly on Friday nights from 6th April across 9 weeks, with the extended repeats, Have I Got A Bit More News For You, screening on BBC One on Monday nights.

The first Have I Got A Bit More News For You will air on Monday 9th April at 10.45pm on BBC One.