Tracey To Become 100th Guest Host of Have I Got News for You

From Chortle:

Tracey Ullman is to become the 100th guest host of Have I Got News For You, the BBC has announced. 

She will take the chair in the second episode of the 51st series, which airs on Friday April 15. 

The comic actor, who recently returned to BBC One for the first time in 30 years for her own sketch series, said: ‘I am really looking forward to appearing on a national treasure.’ 

Outnumbered creator Andy Hamilton and BBC News anchor Clive Myrie will be the guests on her episode.

Have I Got News For You returns next Friday with Stephen Mangan at the helm and German comedian Henning Wehn among the panelists.

The series will also see Frankie Boyle, Gary Lineker and Katherine Ryan host for the first time.

Other hosts confirmed include Victoria Coren Mitchell, Jo Brand, David Tennant, and Martin Clunes, while panellists will include Romesh Ranganathan, Eddie Izzard, Diane Morgan and Andrew Neil. 

Guests have hosted the topical comedy quiz since Angus Deayton lost the host’s job in 2002 amid a string of tabloid stories about his personal life.

Alexander Armstrong holds the record for the most appearances in the chair, with 27, followed by Jo Brand (15) and Jack Dee (13).