Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Warwick Davis is to guest host 'Have I Got News for You'

Warwick Davis attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London
Warwick Davis attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London

The 'Life's Too Short' star Warwick Davis will present the topical BBC One quiz show, 'Have I Got News for You',  on April 19 alongside regular panellists Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and fellow guest Joe Wilkinson - and the diminutive star can't wait to  host the programme.

He said: "I am thrilled to have been asked to guest host. Past hosts range from comedy greats to popular personalities, Hollywood stars to bumbling buffoons. I nearly tick all of those boxes."

Last month, the 43-year-old actor – who has starred in both the 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter' film series – hosted an episode of ITV series 'Perspectives: Warwick Davis – The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz', which saw him explore the story of seven dwarves who survived the Nazi concentration camp.

Warwick will follow in the footsteps of several stars who have been guest presenters on 'Have I Got News for You', including 'Pointless' presenter Alexander Armstrong, who has fronted the programme for a record 21 times.

Other stars who have hosted the show – which sees the panellists discuss their comical views on the week's news – include 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch, singer Charlotte Church and comedian Jack Whitehall.

Source Bang Showbiz

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