Have I Got News For You: Daniel Radcliffe hosts first episode of new series

The show received positive feedback on social media

Roisin O'Connor
Saturday 11 April 2015 15:21 BST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe (Getty)

Daniel Radcliffe hosted a successful first episode of a new series of Have I Got News For You, featuring guests Armando Ianucci and Diane Morgan as well as team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.

Along with plenty of endearing guffaws, Radcliffe sported some new facial hair and a few decent one-liners.

The show received positive feedback on social media, although people were torn over whether Radcliffe’s laugh was funny or scary.

Jeremy Clarkson, who has hosted the satirical news quiz several times, was due to host an episode on 24 April but pulled out of the appearance.

The appearance would have been Clarkson's first since the BBC sacked him from Top Gear in March, after a ‘fracas’ where he punched producer Oisin Tymon over the food served at the end of a day’s filming.

Jimmy Mulville, managing director of show producers Hat Trick Productions said Clarkson was expected to be available for an episode later in the year.

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