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Captain Kirk has got news for you

Star Trek's William Shatner will be keeping a captain's log of the scores on Have I Got News For You.

The actor, famed for his role as Captain Kirk in the cult sci-fi show, will join regular stars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and guests Andy Hamilton and Charlie Brooker on the show on Friday May 25.

The 81-year-old, who played Kirk for 79 episodes and several films, is also noted for his unique singing style and has released several albums.

He said: "English sense of humour is different from American sense of humour. Luckily, I'm Canadian."

Other guests appearing in the new BBC1 series include Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, defeated London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone and Alastair Campbell.

The current affairs quiz was originally presented by Angus Deayton, but guest presenters were introduced after he left the show in 2002.

Other stars to host the show include Alexander Armstrong, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Bishop.

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