In the 10 years since Have I got News For you gave original host Angus Deayton the heave-ho they have had approximately 80 guest hosts. Some (like Bill Bailey, Sean Lock and Rob Brydon) have been predictably reliable, others (like Gordon Ramsay, Anne Widdecombe and Anne Robinson) have been predictably poor, while others have been quite brilliant.
Last week’s show saw Captain Kirk himself take the hot seat and William ‘KHAAAAAANNNNN!!!!’ Shatner proved one of the weirdest, funniest and most inspired choices yet. He was witty, unhinged, baffled, sharp and oddly coiffured all at the same time. His claim that the sleepy Devon town of Ilfracome is ‘laced with prostitutes’ was a particularly bizarre high-point.
But has he been the best choice of guest host yet? Unfortunately the BBC are very good at keeping clips of the show off the internet so we can’t show you Bruce Forsyth, Boris Johnson and some other great hosts but here are some of our favourites from the last decade.
Brian Blessed proves there’s more to him than shouting and beards. There’s also beards and shouting.
Former Dr Who Tom Baker on barking mad form.
Former deputy PM John Prescott hosts.
Kathy Burke returns to TV.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip