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Damian Returns to Host ‘Have I Got News For You’ – Sept 22, 2020

Seventh Time at the Helm

by Emma Kelly | Metro | September 22, 2020

Have I Got News For You is returning to its studio for its 60th series.

Series 59 of the long-running panel show was filmed virtually, from the panellists’ respective homes during lockdown.

However, the upcoming series, which will mark the show’s 30th anniversary, will be back in the studio, and hopefully with the reintroduction of a studio audience.

The audience at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith will be socially distanced and at a reduced capacity, while there are plans to have a second socially distanced audience watching the record from a separate screening room, with this audience’s live reactions being used to recreate the impact of a full audience.

While the audience is reduced, though, there has been no scrimping on the star power.

The first episode of the 60th series will be hosted by Homeland star Damian Lewis, who is returning for his seventh time at the helm.

Comedian Josh Widdicombe and journalist Katy Balls will be joining regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop as guest panellists, as the show marks three decades since Have I Got News For You’s launch on the BBC in 1990.

According to BBC 1 website here, episode one of the 60th series will air Friday, October 2, 2020 at 21:00 p.m.

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5th time hosting ‘Have I Got News For You’

Damian Lewis was again guest host of Friday’s episode of Have I Got News For You. Those in the UK can rewatch it on BBC iPlayer. (Update: Click here to download it from our media archive.) The extended version Have I Got A Bit More News For You broadcasts Wednesday, November 14 on BBC1.

Don’t miss Damian on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday, November 10th at 9:50pm on ITV1.