Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Have I Got News For You

Friday, 20 November 2015

  I’m on Have I Got News For You tonight on BBC One (I think at a later time than usual - 9.35pm), in the host’s chair with guests Hal Cruttenden on Ian’s team and Jacob Rees-Mogg with Paul.

  It was a very strange week to be on the show, obviously. There’s a single central story that can’t be ignored, and the challenge is to keep the comic spirit of the programme alive in a week when the news is bleak and terrible. But I think we got the tone right at the recording. I hope so. I was very nervous in advance and relieved afterwards, which is either a good sign or a sign that my judgment has abandoned me completely. I’m sure Twitter will let me know if it’s the latter.


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Christine Phipps at 2:58 am on November 21st, 2015

After ten minutes of HIGNFY I turned to my husband and said “I think Victoria fancies Jacob” and strangely I was right! (Though I must admit to a no longer secret crush as well - much to the amusement of my husband).

Anonymous at 10:01 am on November 21st, 2015

I think you were brilliant! You’re my new older celebrity crush ;) All the best!

john kane at 9:37 pm on November 21st, 2015

I may have different political views to you, but your adult like response to JRM made me admire your level of intellect even more :-) i.e. ‘Such a generous thing to say ’ 

Kimberley Barrass at 4:25 pm on November 24th, 2015

I second your comment on Jacob Rees-Mogg, and never thought I would be saying that!!

Martin at 3:48 pm on November 30th, 2015

My girlfriend has a crush on JRM too and had to be restrained when VCM was flirting!

Stephen Lake at 11:15 pm on February 6th, 2017

Very classless flirting with a married man though.

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