Carol Vorderman will return to Have I Got News For You? for the first time in 17 years
Carol Vorderman will be returning to the hit BBC show for the first time since 2006.
Carol Vorderman will be making a return to the long-standing BBC panel show, Have I Got News For You?. The former Countdown mathematician last appeared on the show 17 years ago.
The 62-year-old’s appearance on the show will be aired on Friday 26 May. Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will of course remain team captains, and Nabil Abdulrashid of Britain’s Got Talent will also be featuring.
Have I Got News For You’s 65th season, since the show started in 1990, will finish on 16 June 2023. Long-standing team captain Paul Merton holds the record for the most wins since the show’s first airing over 30 years ago.
Carol, who lives in Bristol, is currently on screen in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which was filmed in South Africa last year. She recently clapped back at viewers of the show who called her laugh “annoying”.
After each episode of the show, Carol has been live streaming on Instagram to connect with viewers. On an episode of Good Morning Britain, host Richard Arnold berated the former Countdown host, while mocking that she “did her own makeup” for the lives. Co-host Kate Garraway quickly rushed to her defence, saying: “Ouch! How rude!"
The TV star, who frequently features on This Morning, recently made headlines for her polarising view on King Charles III’s coronation. She took to Twitter to praise crowds for booing Prince Andrew. The tweet reads: “Andrew ‘I’m so honourable I had to go to New York to tell Epstein I didn’t want to be friends with him, after he became a convicted paedophile’ was booed by crowds as he arrived at Coronation… good for the crowds".