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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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John Torode and Gregg Wallace to co-host Have I Got News For You

Gregg Wallace and John Torode

BBC One's hit satirical news quiz Have I Got News For You is to have its first co-hosts in the shape of Masterchef's John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

The duo will record their show on Thursday 12 May for transmission on Friday 13 May, shortly after the final of the current series of Masterchef is broadcast (on 27 April).

Gregg says: "It's brilliant being on Have I Got News For You. I've watched it for years and never dreamed I'd ever be on it. Mum's going to be so proud!"

John adds: "Have I Got News For You is a fantastic show and I'm really excited to be asked to be part of the first-ever double act to host it. Quizzes don't get tougher than this!"

Richard Wilson, executive producer for Hat Trick Productions, says: "Have we booked two of them? There must be some mistake."

Other hosts confirmed for the current series include Rhod Gilbert, who will be joined by Marcus Brigstocke and Louise Bagshawe on 22 April; Alexander Armstrong, who will be joined by Ross Noble; Jeremy Clarkson; Sharon Horgan; and Jo Brand.

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