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"I just wish there were some football stories in the news," the football presenter jokes. Lineker 'nervous' about hosting HIGNFY The singer joins Paloma Faith, Jools Holland and Alfie Boe on this year's line-up. Bacharach for Hampton Court Palace Festival Henry VIII's Tudor Palace will host a comedy night on June 17. Alan Davies for Hampton Court Palace show Paul Merton also singles out former Labour leader Neil Kinnock for bad episode. Ann Widdecombe was 'worst HIGNFY host' Caitlin Moran and other authors will be grilled at a live interview with Clare Balding. Graham Norton for Clare Balding live event The comedian says he now prefers improvisation to stand-up. Paul Merton: 'Hecklers ruined stand-up' The Ab Fab creator will be the first guest presenter for the new series. Saunders to host Have I Got News For You BBC One show draws share of 21.9%, while Piers Morgan also performs well on ITV. 'HIGNFY' leads Friday night ratings The broadcaster says: "At no point did we make fun of Lady Thatcher herself." HIGNFY responds to Thatcher complaints The 76-year-old actor will make his second appearance as guest host. Brian Blessed for 'HIGNFY' return Vernon Kay gameshow wins an audience of 5.1m while BBC One quiz settles for 4.7m. 'Family Fortunes' beats 'HIGNFY' The Fresh Meat star will present this week's episode of the quiz show. Whitehall for 'Have I Got News For You' The BBC comedy panel show is hoping to be picked up by TBS. Have I Got News for You records US pilot A look back at 10 years of guest hosts on the brilliant BBC panel show. 'Have I Got News' best guest hosts The James Bond legend will host the long-running BBC panel quiz next month. Sir Roger Moore to host 'HIGNFY' Sports broadcaster is named as first guest host of new series. Clare Balding to host 'HIGNFY' The Have I Got News For You star talks about his stage show. Paul Merton: "I'm a team player" Have I Got News For You remains a million ahead of ITV's Life Stories. 'News For You' still ahead of Morgan Tube Talk picks out the highlights of this week's television schedule. This Week's Must-See TV Long-running Radio 4 show to get ten-part run on BBC Two, and India specials. 'Just A Minute' turns 45 with BBC Two run Fern Britton admits that she can't stand watching sci-fi television or films. Fern Britton: 'Doctor Who is dreary' Room 101 will air on BBC One later this month with guests including Nick Hewer. 'Room 101' air date, guests announced Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens is lined up to host Have I Got News For You. 'Downton Abbey' star to host 'HIGNFY' Popular radio show Just A Minute will transfer to BBC Two next year. 'Just A Minute' radio show for BBC Two Dave says the deal is part of its "evolution" as a "great entertainment brand". UKTV's Dave to sponsor comedy festival Frank Skinner is named as the host of a revamped version of Room 101, tipped to air later this year or early 2012. 'Room 101' to return with Frank Skinner as host Anthony Horowitz-penned thriller Injustice ends with a respectable 4.6m viewers on Friday night. ITV1's final 'Injustice' pips 'News For You' The BBC reveals that its Edinburgh Festival Fringe coverage will feature a number of top talents. Ricky Gervais, David Mitchell for BBC's Edinburgh Festival Paul Merton dismisses claims that Have I Got News For You is sexist towards its female guests. Paul Merton denies 'Have I Got News' is sexist Have I Got News For You will return to its previous Friday night scheduling, the BBC confirms. 'Have I Got News For You' moves to Friday Paul Merton is reportedly unhappy that John Prescott got the hosting job on Have I Got News For You. Merton 'unhappy with Prescott HIGNFY job' Paul Merton has been confirmed as a One Show guest host after Adrian Chiles leaves on Friday. Paul Merton to guest host 'The One Show' Paul Merton claims that comedians who improvise are looked down upon by others in the industry. Paul Merton: 'People dismiss improv' 1.2 million tune in for the latest episode of Glee on E4. 'Glee' hits season high of 1.2 million The latest episode of Glee draws 1.1 million for E4. 'Glee' dominates multichannel ratings Glee is the most-watched multichannel programme on Monday night. 'Glee' continues strong ratings streak ITV News At Ten draws 6.1m after a strong lead-in from Britain's Got Talent. 'Talent' boosts ITV News to 6.1m Ian Hislop confirms that he and Paul Merton forced Angus Deayton from Have I Got News For You. Hislop: 'Merton never liked Deayton' Paul Merton pulls out of this week's episode of Have I Got News For You due to illness. Merton misses 'Have I Got News' with illness Silent Witness pulls in over 6 million viewers in the competitive Wednesday 9pm slot. 'Silent Witness' wins Weds 9pm battle