Have I Got News For You? Not really, it’s what we suspected

May 13, 2009 by  
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Anyone who saw the onscreen annihilation of Have I Got News For You host Angus Deayton at the hands of panelists Paul Merton and Ian Hislop were left in no doubt.

But for those who televisionland has brainwashed into really believing that there are such things as Daleks and that Zippy and Bungle actually like each other, Ian Hislop has revealed the shocking truth: they didn’t get on with Deayton.

Speaking on BBC4’s Mark Lawson Talks To, Hislop recently admitted that Merton openly didn’t ever like Deayton and that, not surprisingly, since his departure from the show Hislop has not featured prominently on Deayton’s Christmas card list.

He added that the time to force Deayton from the job came when Christine Hamilton could take the “moral high ground” against him after he referred to her husband as a “disgraced” former Tory MP.