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Thursday, 10 May 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
ShatnerWilliam Shatner is to be the guest host on the BBC One panel show Have I Got News For You for the first time.

His appearance on the comedy quiz will go out on Friday 25th May at 9pm. Recordings usually take place the day before, and a 45-minute version of the half-hour programme – Have I Got A Bit More News For You - is usually shown on either the following Saturday or Sunday.

The 81-year-old actor, who most famously played Captain – and Admiral – James T Kirk in the TV series Star Trek and its subsequent films, will appear alongside regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton plus guest panellists Charlie Brooker and Andy Hamilton on the show.

Shatner said that he was looking forward to his first stint in the host's chair, adding: "English sense of humour is different from American sense of humour. Luckily I'm Canadian."

(newslink: BBC Media Centre)

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