Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Have I Got News For You

Thursday, 14 October 2010

I’ve just got home from recording Have I Got News For You (on TV tonight at 9pm), and I honestly have no idea how it went. I’m slightly drunk - only two glasses of wine after the show, but I was too nervous to eat beforehand and, as viewers of this week’s Only Connect will know, it only takes a fiver to get me plastered anyway. Two glasses of wine is more than enough.

I said quite a lot of things, that’s the main thing. If the editors are feeling kindly, I’m sure they can find two reasonable sentences from me somewhere in the mix, and drop them in to make me look articulate. Then again, I also said plenty of idiotic things, and things that seemed funny in my head but weren’t out loud - so I could just as easily look like a total moron.

  Someone asked me on Twitter, “Don’t they give you script help anyway?”. I don’t know where this myth has come from - maybe from an old article someone wrote ten years ago (I can’t remember who), “blowing the whistle” on this show. But it isn’t true at all. If it ever was, it isn’t now. There’s no preparation. You just read the papers, and try to inform yourself about the bigger stories so that you don’t look too dim. Certainly nobody gives you scripted jokes, or the answers, or time to research or write them. I’m sure some professional comedians choose to plan a bit of stuff around the week’s big news, but it’s really a proper quiz where you turn up and chat, and know things or don’t know them according to what’s rattling around your head on the night.

  What I can tell you is that everyone else on the show was really good. The host was Benedict Cumberbatch from the brilliant Sherlock and he did a great job. It was his first time out, and he’s an actor not a comedian, but he was relaxed and confident and funny - and he’s a really nice guy. Paul Merton and Ian Hislop were on great form, and the other guest (Jon Richardson) was incredibly good; literally everything he said was funny. I can’t remember much of what I said, but I laughed a lot at everyone else, so I think it’ll be a good show even if I’m rubbish.

  It’s dangerous to blog it here, of course. There’s such a quick turnaround. Normally when you record a show, you get to see a DVD in advance so you know if you want to BURY IT FOREVER and pray that nobody ever finds out you were on. Not so here. I’ll find out what I was like at the same time as everyone else - later, probably, since the chances are I’ll run off and hide at the Vic during the broadcast, then watch it nervously in the small hours from behind the sofa.

  But the others were good, that’s all I can promise you. The others were good.

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palladian at 1:25 am on October 14th, 2010

You were excellent first time, am sure you were t’riffic tonight. Bit of an honour being chosen for first prog of a new series. Well deserved.

Alex at 9:11 am on October 14th, 2010

The rumours about scripted shows was made by ol’ Boris. He changed his stance on-air, during his time hosting the show.
I’m sure you will be marvellous as always. I always find the best guests on all the panel shows to be the ones that say little, but are very funny. Leave it to the regulars to carry the show.

Mike at 9:22 am on October 14th, 2010

Hi Vicky,

The last time I saw you on HIGNFY I thought that you handled the “ordeal” very well and chipped in with your comments at just the right time.  But I can understand that not having a script can add to your apprehension, especially as you are not a regular team member as Paul and Ian are.

I will be watching tonight to see if you are trying to hold back the tummy rumbles from lack of sustenance. Sounds like those 2 glasses of wine afterwards made it all worth while!

Ginger Pogue at 9:33 am on October 14th, 2010

Cheers Vicky, looking forward to watching, and don’t do yourself down so much!!  You were great the last time you were on HIGNFY so I’m sure you’ll be equally so tonight.

Graham Witchalls at 2:35 pm on October 14th, 2010

Any TV programme that has you as a guest will automatically be brilliant. I’m 64, and should know better, (smack wrist) but I think that your dry, droll and witty humour is brilliant and that you are quite the most beautiful woman on TV. I am also looking forward to watching you play poker on TV soon.

Oliver Brown at 8:15 pm on October 14th, 2010

I’m in the middle of watching this. Did you really just say that you think the Chilean miners earned $3 a month?? Talk about ignorant!

Kirsty at 8:32 pm on October 14th, 2010

You were great! And (girly moment) where did you get your fantastic top/dress? :)

David Colbeck at 8:33 pm on October 14th, 2010

Just seen you on Have I got news and thought you were very good and full of confidence. I hope you are asked to do a return soon. Well, I’m a fan anyway!

Victoria Coren at 8:42 pm on October 14th, 2010

Thank you! The dress is from Karen Millen, LIKE PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING ELSE I OWN. I’m such a predictable shopper.

Oliver - I wasn’t being literal about the $3.

The Tim at 8:45 pm on October 14th, 2010

Don’t worry, you were great - against lots of competition in what was not an especially newsworthy week.

Jonathan at 8:45 pm on October 14th, 2010

Enjoyed the show. Hmm, funny, clever and beautiful? And that was just Ian Hislop! Seriously though it was good

John Bancroft at 8:54 pm on October 14th, 2010

I though you came across really well   I enjoyed the program more than usual

Tommo at 9:08 pm on October 14th, 2010

Hey thought you came across really well on the show, very natural, and interesting enough for me to give you a google. So now here I am writing on your blog, i agree, the show was really funny and was a great episode well done!
I’ll keep an eye out for you in future, all the best.

Stan Mullin at 9:25 pm on October 14th, 2010

Don’t worry Victoria, you were excellent as were all of the others too. I also have to agree thaI I thought Benedict was very cool and came across like he’d done that sort of thing on many occasions, but fear not young lady you were excellent.  Ciao.

Tell at 9:55 pm on October 14th, 2010

Thought you were super, love your dry wit, you don’t need to hide! You are an asset to the prog.

King John II at 10:15 pm on October 14th, 2010

Awful Vicky, just awful. Not so much you as the show in general.
Back in my terrestrial days, HIGNFY was one of the TV programmes I really liked. As I recall, it lost its edge sometime after the departure of Angus, whose larconic presentation was an asset to the show. Ian looks a lot different these days. Paul Merton still gets a lot of laughs even though he wasn’t very humorous. Never heard of the presenter before or the little fella’ on Paul’s team. I think HIGNFY is overdue for the chop, toot sweet.

Mike at 10:34 pm on October 14th, 2010

Hi Vicky,

No need for you to worry about how you did on the show.  You were calm, composed, and a big asset to the show which in other respects was slightly below par I thought.  Loved the dress by the way.

Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt at 10:45 pm on October 14th, 2010

Thanks to the marvel that is Sky Plus I have recorded this evening’s episode although not yet managed to watch it.  I am slightly disturbed by the sweeping sycophantia (if that is even a ‘proper’ word) that seems rife amongst these comments.  Whilst cognisant of that fact that readers of your Blog are likely to be fans (or if you are unlucky : stalkers) there does appear to be a slightly rosey tinge to the majority of posts. Cleraly, if it does transpire that you ARE in fact as gifted and amusing as suggested then I will happily munch on some humble pie.

johnrc at 11:10 pm on October 14th, 2010

As on any prog that I have seen you on, you were witty and charming on HIGNFY. In your case perhaps the combination of brains and beauty might be just too potent.
However, nobody is perfect and you do not seem to be a sports fan!

Oliver Brown at 11:20 pm on October 14th, 2010

Sure, I don’t think you were serious at all, but you echo a popular view of Chile/Latin America which I think is kind of undeserved.

The Evening Standard today quotes a wage of £1000/month, as well as the BBC a few days ago who quoted $1000. It occured to me that £1,000 p/m is around the UK minimum wage, so I was taken aback to hear you suggest they earn pennies, when the poorest probably earn more.

It makes me realise how unaware people are about Latin America. It has really poor parts as it has very rich. But it also has a middle class that represents a fair amount of the population, who can buy flatscreen TVs, 24/7 broadband, Colgate toothpaste or Heinz Tomato Ketchup which, alone, would probably cost a family $3 a month. Allowing a few squeezes for the Mistress, of course.

Globobbles at 11:40 pm on October 14th, 2010

I accidentally caught the show, I have rarely watched it since Angus left; I still can’t work out what his ‘crime’ was? You were fine and the chap sat next to Merton was fine too. Sherlock Holmes was funny. Hislop looks like he is operated from beneath by Jim Henson. I agree with the above person, it is a tired programme; the News Quiz without humour. But with pictures. You were fine. You should be on the telly more.

Markmysword at 3:33 am on October 15th, 2010

Hi Victoria…Vicky…Vic (see how quickly we’re getting acquainted)

Firstly, I LOVE YOU! You looked absolutely fabulously gorgeous on HIGNFY tonight. You have the kind of sweet yet sassy, shy but strong personality that is very attractive and a sure sign of real intelligence, you were very funny too!

I won’t beat about the bush any more…WILL YOU MARRY ME?  Don’t make your mind up right away, just keep this proposal in your back pocket for a rainy day…which I hope you never have. Yes, I’m willing to give up all hopes of my own happiness in order to ensure yours, have I made myself irresistible yet?
No? Oh well, c’est la vie, la-di-da.  Have a wonderful life without me! Remember, excessive self-confidence is actually a form of stupidity.

Mark (only slightly drunk) Mysword

jimbo at 4:02 am on October 15th, 2010

Hey it’s usually very funny, don’t judge it from 1 episode. It wasn’t very funny this week and I’m not sure why. I think the host was a little nervous, not a comedian, and there was not a lot to spark merton and the hislop who usually are really funny. I also thought the guy on Paul’s team is a bit dull. I kind of like him but I’ve seen him on panel shows before and he is just never really funny… As for Victoria, I thought she was gorgeous and kind of serious looking, which made me google her, which brought me here. Via some page that mentioned she is a warm hearted feminist - nice combo. Good making for my ideal girl. The poker thing is interesting too, but I rarely play it. I play other games tho. And now I have nothing else to say.

Phil at 7:54 am on October 15th, 2010

I wouldn’t worry too much; whenever I see you on the box, you are always witty and charming. Most importantly (in my view) you bring a sense of freshness; your views have a unique edge which means, funny or not they always give you a bit of a new perspective on things. I’m sure it’ll be a great show and will be tuning or (or most likely catching it on iplayer after the weekend) :)

Mike at 9:25 am on October 15th, 2010

“globubbles”, earlier in this thread suggested you should be on the telly more.  I first became aware of you when you presented Balderdash and Piffle, and thought that your dry and sharply observed wit was ideal for that kind of programme.

Maybe the BBC would consider doing another Balderdash.  But with your poker life and various columns and Only Connects, that might be asking too much of you.

palladian at 9:59 am on October 15th, 2010

A contrarian view. Benedict Cumberbatch was pants. Precious little chemistry with any of you. Energetic but not dynamic. Waving his cue cards like a middle-manager making a conference presentation.

Fancy having a crack yourself? Why not. Paul and Ian would be spellbound. Give it a go.

Fitch at 11:20 am on October 15th, 2010

Hi Victoria,
I wish they would bring Balderdash & Piffle back, it was fantastic! We need more programmes like that! Not been on for a while, doing the OU now, should have done it years ago.
I think you were more chilled on HIGNFY this time, confident too.
Nice one,

Henry at 11:31 am on October 15th, 2010

You were wonderful on HIGNFY, witty, intelligent and beautiful.  You made a great comment about the pointless and expensive Olympics! 
When the show started my partner said ‘I don’t know what to make of Victoria Coren’ this is because of some disparaging remarks about mothers that Victoria made on Charlie Brooker last year.
I was worried that she would put me on the spot about what I thought about Victoria Coren.
I have fancied Victoria Coren since she wrote for the Daily Telegraph back in 1988.
However when put on the spot by my partner I would have disowned her (three times before the cock crows).
This came in the same week that - after watching ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’ - I had to lie that I had no interest at all in Carol Vorderman’s bottom!

Chris at 12:04 pm on October 15th, 2010

Let’s face it, you were great. Looked great, spoke great, probably smelt great. Very funny. If I weren’t married I’d, well, you know…

NN at 12:53 pm on October 15th, 2010

For a satirical show I find it really disappointing to see how easy they go on the abominably behaving establishment; of course the BBC is the establishment.

What a meal they could have if they were being serious about their social criticism: the population being enslaved by debt that isn’t theirs; national sovereignty being sold out by traitors; needless wars being fought in the name of “freedom and democracy” when we don’t have it at home; the evaporating credibility of the climatic “science” being used to justify more loss of sovereignty, government intervention and interference.  That’s to name just a few things.

I was afraid you’d made a terrible faux pas by daring to describe an element of the “new politics” we’re all supposed to be so excited about (ffs) as “crass”, but you seemed to get away with it.

RaidX at 2:43 pm on October 15th, 2010

You were great as always

jim carr at 3:31 pm on October 15th, 2010

the news quiz on radio 4 works better and is usually funnier. it was particularly good when your late dad was on. This first show of the new series (HIGNFY) was pretty good, the first time host excelled,and the show was all the better for the fact that neither clarkson nor boris were on!

The Tim at 5:48 pm on October 15th, 2010

Markmysword, I admire your boldness and excessive self-confidence.

Henry, surely Vicky wasn’t writing for The Telegraph in 1988 - she’d have been 15.

Martin at 6:48 pm on October 15th, 2010

You were your usual witty, charming and beautiful self.

Victoria Coren at 7:05 pm on October 15th, 2010

TheTim - ah, but I was! Have a look at the ‘biography’ page…

bob at 7:38 pm on October 15th, 2010

Hi Victoria,
no need to worry, you were wonderful, very witty and also if I may say very gorgeous as always. You did look a little bewilldered at times, however, the humour on the show can be a little er surreal!!

Congratulations on your 3rd place in the PokerStars tournament too, been a fantastic week for you Victoria, really thrilled for you. God bless you, Bob X

Gareth B at 7:42 pm on October 15th, 2010

You had me at “Klingons”

palladian at 7:42 pm on October 15th, 2010

A side note - Obama is doomed according to HIGNFY. Watch the opening credits - he no longer slam dunks the basketball, it rims and misses. Watch this space.

The Tim at 10:24 pm on October 15th, 2010

I stand, sorry sit, corrected - you really were precocious - did you have any friends? One of the few child prodigies not to be spoilt or made complacent by their own success.

Victoria Coren at 11:01 pm on October 15th, 2010

Friends? Friends? Oh God, no. I used to send myself Christmas cards.

The Tim at 11:40 pm on October 15th, 2010

Oh, thank God, I thought it was just me and my imaginary friends who did that.

Markmysword at 1:00 am on October 16th, 2010

Ouch! The Tim, I’m new around here but now I see that the ‘tiny one’ likes to play rough…I must admit I winced as your deftly aimed poison dart of a compliment found its ‘Mark’!.
On re-reading my line about self-confidence, I think I should make it clear that it was not, in any way, directed critically towards Victoria, quite the opposite, in fact. It started out as part of a longer comment that didn’t make the 800 character cut and was meant to be a supportive antidote to the occasional lack of confidence that she describes above. I see now that it might have been misinterpreted outside it’s original context, so my apologies if that was the case. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the subtle delivery of your chastening riposte. Live by the sword, die by the sword!

John Robertson at 8:03 am on October 16th, 2010

Aren’t we strange? In the week where the main story was unalloyed good news, the consensus seems to be that HIGNFY was not on top form. It seems we can find more humour in bad things.

Overall, I think the programme is slipping towards showing more clips at the expense of the contributions. I hope someone realises that and stops it.

Hopefully, tonight’s ‘Bit More’ version will have more contributions.

I’d certainly sign up to the campaign to have you host it. That would be special.

Andrew at 9:09 am on October 16th, 2010

Vic- I think that edition of HIGNFY was a little flat. I like Paul Merton but sometimes his gags seem so obvious, I find it difficult to laugh. Anyway, I’ve just finished “Once More with Feeling” and wanted to order the porno but it seems is no more - any idea where I buy it pls? Great book.  Andrew

Victoria Coren at 9:27 am on October 16th, 2010

Sorry Andrew, that website stopped working years ago - Charlie forgot to renew the domain name. But we wouldn’t still be selling it these days anyway, it was just an experiment for a couple of years. Only the book remains, but I’m very glad you liked it!

I thought it was a really good episode of HIGN - not me, I don’t mean, but I thought Paul Merton was on quick and sparkly form (I laughed a lot at the names of the fast food restaurants) and the footage was good and the whole show seemed lively and funny to me.

The Tim at 9:32 am on October 16th, 2010

OK, let’s come clean now – none of the bloggers on this site are real –in fact we’re all Victoria Coren using an assumed name and acting as foils for her dry wit to make everyone think she’s really popular and amusing.

(Please don’t take my remark personally Markmysword – I’m sure you’re highly intelligent.  I just couldn’t resist a chance to get in a subtle insult.)

SpringerCharlie at 9:46 am on October 16th, 2010

I’m beginning to think I’m the odd one out here - I’m probably the only bloke who hasn’t asked Vicky to marry him this week! Just goes to show how fast things change doesn’t it? Last week the amassed battalions of the Special Cheerleader Regiment were targeting her-this week every bloke is offering to marry her. At least I’m different - she’s got to ask me :).

The Tim at 10:35 am on October 16th, 2010

Springer, you’ll only have to wait until 29/02/12 - not long now.

johnrc at 10:35 am on October 16th, 2010

Victoria/Vicky/whatever you prefer, I agree - I thought it was a good edition of the show. Both guests (and that includes you) added something and weren’t just targets for Ian and Paul, which I don’t really like. I thought my earlier comment about your potent combination of brains and beauty might be too much for this blog and then I find proposals of marriage and “If I weren’t married I’d, well, you know…”. On the other hand you do have a naughty gleam in your eyes! (That seems like terrible English on re-reading and I’m sure you can correct me)

John at 2:15 pm on October 16th, 2010

Hey Vicky, I think you’re supposed to drink the wine before the show!

Markmysword at 2:25 pm on October 16th, 2010

The Tim, thank you for the conciliatory olive branch (twig?). However…I may be insecure about many things but my intelligence is no longer one of them. The long years in therapy finally taught me to love and respect my single brain cell, for after all, just having the one really does make me rather special, doesn’t it? Anyway, my toys are all now firmly back in the pram and I think it would only be polite to return to the subject of our host, the delightful Miss V….but that will have to be temporarily postponed due to the excessive character building nature of my comments. Brevity is a skill I would love to master, but….

Markmysword at 3:32 pm on October 16th, 2010

One long phone call later…

Dear Victoria, thank you for allowing me to play uninvited in this particular corner of your ‘personal’ space. Funny thing the internet…everything so near and yet so far…wonder what it’s really doing to us? Second, third, fourth lives…multiple personalities…intoxicating cocktail of illusion and reality. Seductive and addictive, yes, that’s for sure…but possibly dangerous as a result? I think I’d better get back to my first life while I still can!
Vic, you ARE bloomin’ lovely, and that’s official, the votes have been counted and verified! So don’t ever doubt it! Bye for now, MMS

Jon at 4:14 pm on October 16th, 2010

Enjoyed your contribution - and you looked most composed. Not sure you had anything to worry about before hand. Hope you get invited back. Love it most when you smile.

Ben at 4:23 pm on October 16th, 2010

hi victoria just watched the show and you got a laugh from me! to be honest had no idea who you were so googled it - yep i was bored. interesting career so far dont go changing! Have just had a few hands online for the first time so when im a star you can claim that credit. take care!

The Tim at 8:13 pm on October 16th, 2010

I’ve just seen the start of the longer version – I’d definitely have voted for cardigan off (and everything else for that matter). I now have a thumbnail on my PVR of you with smiling in that sexy black dress.

Samuel Law at 10:06 pm on October 16th, 2010

FYI Chilean Miners earn more than 3$ a day. Typical ‘stuck up’ British view of the world. You should write for the Daily Mail


Jonny887 at 10:49 pm on October 16th, 2010

Wasn’t the Chick pizz in Goodness Gracious Me as in Cheque Pls

The Tim at 11:13 pm on October 16th, 2010

Hmm….. it’s usually the moderator who writes in capitals. Is the mysterious unsung heroine called the Moderator really none other than our own Victoria Coren in disguise?

Victoria Coren at 11:48 pm on October 16th, 2010

Lol, Tim the capitals are for when anyone’s adding anything - if it’s me, I’ll say it’s me!

RK at 12:02 am on October 17th, 2010

Funny and devilishly attractive!

Rog at 6:51 am on October 17th, 2010

HIGNFY-Well last time I watched you on this show, i laughed so much my glasses broke.. long story believe me…Looking forward to watching your wit and humour.. Hopefully, as I will be watching this on Iplayer, this will be in HD-So, you’ll look even better. Ps- please bring back piffles and waffles…(Well, it was something like that, but was all about meanings of words)...

dg at 10:48 am on October 17th, 2010

Funny and *sweetly* attractive in this particular instance. VC’s nerves seem to manifest themselves, in this situation, in the most saccharine sweet smile imaginable. Clearly a defence mechanism - and an effective one, at that. Not a criticism - just an observation.

In reaction to the charge of sycophancy: I thought I smelt a hint of that earlier myself, but then, this *is* Victoria’s blog. If you were invited to someone’s house (not a friend - a friend of a friend - a friend of your good friend Mr. TV) you might be tempted to say “I like what you’ve done with the place,” you probably wouldn’t say “I wouldn’t put that sofa there, you can’t open those drawers, and that TV’s getting a hideous glare from the window; it’s too big for the room, anyway.” Well, maybe you would.

Mike at 10:51 am on October 17th, 2010

Watched the extended version of HIGNFY last night and am glad you did not wear your cardigan.  It would have been a pity to cover up that nice Karen Millen dress.

Surprised at the difference that the extra 15 minutes made, because I found the show funnier the second time around.

Jack Reynard at 10:59 am on October 17th, 2010

Again Victoria Coren looked hot as well as blindingly clever.and witty.

I would love to do an interview for the Poker Totty series as you are by far the hottest poker player in the UK

John Welch at 9:10 pm on October 17th, 2010

Don’t worry, Victoria (about HIGNFY), you were briliant.

Martin Whyte at 9:50 pm on October 17th, 2010


You were awesome and I really hope I see you on the show again.

You have a new fan in me!

All the very best.
M x

Paul Waiting at 12:44 am on October 18th, 2010

Hi Victoria,
I’m new to your blog & in fact your work/writing until just recently - having seen you on HIGNFY I wanted to find out more. Initially because I found you attractive, funny and instantly likeable on the programme (I love your combination of femininity & competitive edge!), but having read your arcticle from last year (‘A Passion for Poker’) I also found many things I agreed with you about i.e. wondering if you’ve retreated from the ‘real world’ with your life in poker (a question I ask myself too, as a mid-30s overly analytical type avoiding marriage, kids & the ‘sensible’ life plan!), when from my external perspective you seem so much more alluring for your unconventional way. You may never read this, but I hope you do, just 1 more note to help you realise how lovely you are.

Chris at 4:26 am on October 18th, 2010

I’m not an expert but I wouldn’t have thought there was a lot of competition for “hottest poker player in the UK”!
I enjoyed you on HIGNFY. I thought you came accross very well. Some guests who are not comics appear either overwhelmed or try too hard to be funny and you just think, “leave it up to the experts”. You pitched it just bout right.
Oh, and you looked hot as well!!
Interested to read about you not receiving set jokes and lines to read before the show. I must confess I always thought guests were given them. Thanks for putting me right! I do recall reading when Bob Monkhouse appeared he turned up with a load of pre wriiten material as he didn’t want to be left in the shade by Merton and Hislop.
Hope to see you on TV a lot more in future.

Peadar Ruadh at 11:18 pm on October 18th, 2010

That was excellent. When are they giving you a turn as host?

Richard at 7:06 pm on October 20th, 2010

Yeah I agree ! You should be host.

johnrc at 9:05 pm on October 21st, 2010

You have to come back!!!  I watched tonight’s HIGNFY and had to suffer JS-P. Not just JS-P but JS-P’s **** as well. (I really try not to think of them but - what did she think of with that top?) At least Frank and RDH were on.

Lark at 11:09 pm on October 22nd, 2010

You’re too modest, It was good to see you on the show again.

I bought your Poker book and read you blog after your first appearence on Have I Got News For You to begin with (which was also brilliant).

Mornev at 10:10 am on October 23rd, 2010

You were great on HIGNFY. You have the same look in your eyes as your Dad that makes me long to know what you are really thinking. He was a brilliant witty person as are you and your brother.

JohnnyGingerbread at 10:45 pm on October 25th, 2010

Ms Coren, I finally got around to watching this.  I must say, your photos do not do you justice.  Cor blimey, if I were five years younger ...

masajiro at 12:34 pm on November 7th, 2010

Good evening.
I am from Japan and watched this show on YouTube.
I never seen you before or knew you until today on your appearances on HIGNFY, but
if I were 5 years older I would try to marry you.

I am 15 years old.

Sian at 10:05 am on December 5th, 2010

I just re-watched this episode on youtube. You definately came across as intelligent and funny. On the strength of the episode I am now reading your book.

Andrew at 8:18 pm on May 6th, 2011

You are my favourite HIGNFY guest! You really must do more.

Estel at 2:12 pm on June 4th, 2012

Surely it wasn’t Benedict Cumberbatch’s first time out?  I remember the last time he had to do ‘the round of the Baskervilles’
You were great Victoria, all the times you’ve been on, can’t see it being much different this time. You are a natural - time you had your own prog.  Just one thing tho’  -  IAN’S MINE!!!!

Victoria Coren

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