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COMEDIAN Paul Merton had the last laugh last night as he beat his former sparring partner Angus Deayton to win a BAFTA television award for his performances on the quiz show Have I Got News For You.
HAVE I Got News For You star Paul Merton said losing Angus Deayton as the show’s host was "not a big deal" - and admitted he never liked him anyway.
SINGING star Charlotte Church is to appear as a guest presenter on the new series of satirical quiz Have I Got News For You. The Welsh diva will be one of eight new faces - including William Hague and Martin Clunes - to step into the shoes of departed host Angus Deayton.
FORMER Tory leader William Hague has been asked to present TV’s Have I Got News For You.
HALF the British public wants to see Angus Deayton back hosting Have I Got News For You, a survey has revealed.
THE leader of the Liberal Democrats claims he hates the sobriquet "Chat Show Charlie", but yesterday’s announcement that he is to host the BBC’s rapid-fire quiz Have I Got News For You had tongues wagging again.
SATIRICAL current affairs quiz Have I Got News For You recorded its second highest viewing figures for Friday night’s show under new host Anne Robinson.
ANNE Robinson, star of The Weakest Link, took charge of Have I Got News For You last night in familiar firebrand style.
HAVE I Got News For You is a show where no bad deed is left unpunished and no ego is left unpunctured by Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Even absent friends recently fallen on hard times cannot expect an easy ride. Thus when Angus Deayton was fired last week, Hislop, that diminutive giant of satire, and the tall, droll Merton rolled up their sleeves and gave their old chairman a fresh roasting.
BELEAGUERED quiz show host Angus Deayton, who has been hit by a series of ever-more lurid revelations about his private life, was sacked by the BBC last night after it decided his position was untenable.
ANGUS Deayton survived initial revelations over his sex and drug habits when the story broke in May, but the issue came back to haunt him last night as he was dropped from the satirical news show Have I Got News For You.
Things can’t get much worse for Angus Deayton. Mocked in May by the tabloids for his sexual indiscretions - which ran to "a cocaine-fuelled night" with a prostitute - he had his salary halved by the BBC. Flogged again in the papers ten days ago for similar offences, he’s now about to lose his job as presenter of the TV show Have I Got News for You.
HAVE I Got News For You? host Angus Deayton once again found himself the butt of the jokes during filming of the satirical show, following further newspaper revelations about his private life.
ANGUS Deayton is to continue as the host of TV panel game Have I Got News For You, despite embarrassing revelations about his private life, the BBC announced yesterday.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with allegations that the home telephone of the television presenter Angus Deayton has been illegally tapped.
AH, THE blessed irony of it. Four years ago an interviewer asked Angus Deayton if he struggled to resist the temptation of being surrounded by female admirers. "You might think that with fame, all these temptations come your way - but actually there are plenty of reasons why you should not give in. Someone could sell their story to the Daily Mail."
AND this week’s viewers’ choice was the TV show fronted by a coke-snorting, prostitute-frequenting compere - allegedly.
ANGUS Deayton, the host of Have I Got News For You? last night branded himself a “loser” as he filmed the TV quiz show following disclosures about his private life.