Damian Lewis to present Have I Got News For You

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2012
Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis is set to host an episode of 'Have I Got News For You' when it returns to BBC One next month

Damian Lewis is set to host an episode of 'Have I Got News For You'.

The 'Homeland' star will adjudicate the weekly BBC One news quiz show for a fourth time as part of its 43rd series, which starts next month.

However, Damian is not known for not shying away from making close to the bone jokes on the show, and admits he previously felt the need to apologise to Prime Minister David Cameron after making fun of him on one of his previous stints.

He said: "I bumped into him on Hampstead Heath and apologised. I said, 'I hope you didn't mind me making sexual references about your good self on the show,' and he looked at me blankly and said, 'It's all fine'."

Regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will also be returning to the show joined by different guests each week, with former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell making his debut on the show mid-way through the series.

'Dirk Gently' star Stephen Mangan will have his third stint as presenter, joined by actor and comedian Miles Jupp, who appears in TV show 'Rev'.

Other stars set to appear on the show include 'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson, radio presenter Jo Brand and comic Alexander Armstrong - who will make a record breaking 20th appearance on the show.

'Have I Got News For You' begins again on BBC One at 9pm from April 13.

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