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VMPhil9,425 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
How far in advance are HIGNFY guests booked?

I expect many weeks in advance, before the series starts.

But if they’d booked Danny Baker, they would have easily dropped him and drafted in one of the regular comedians at short notice.

I'm wondering if the producers thought it likely that the European elections wouldn't go ahead and thought it safe to book an MP.
JKDerry1,453 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Virgin Media are truly crap with their EPG. It has not updated with the change in schedule. I have Virgin Tivo and Freesat, and the Freesat EPG has updated the new schedule, whilst Virgin Media still has Have I Got News For You on at 9pm.
UKnews774 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Watch it all kick off on Twitter in 5, 4, 3...

The Daily Mail and Express will have a field day

Replies to the announcement from HNIGFY treating it with all the understanding of the nuance and subtleties around the issue that you’d expect. Especially around who produces the show and should have been aware of the rules around elections Rolling Eyes - which of course all now comes back as the BBC being blamed....
Inspector Sands13,396 posts since 25 Aug 2004

But if they’d booked Danny Baker, they would have easily dropped him and drafted in one of the regular comedians at short notice.

If that had been thge case I doubt he'd have wanted to appear. Guests have pulled out at the last minute a few times, famously Roy Hattlesly