Paul Merton leads a new team in new series of Have I Got News For You

Our host for the opening salvo is Alexander Armstrong – seemingly the favourite of team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, who actually wanted him to get the gig permanently before they chanced upon the rather clever wheeze of rotating the job, which helped it emerge from its post-Angus Deayton slump all those years ago.
AA’s always been a safe pair of hands, someone to be enjoyed like an old pair of slippers, but with the occasional naughty streak.

Watch on Friday 5th October on BBC1 at 9pm.

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