Carol Vorderman has made a major move away from ITV after landing a role on a BBC prime time show. The former Countdown star, 62, who lives in Bristol, has regularly appeared on ITV’s This Morning, since she took part in I’m A Celebrity: South Africa.
It has now been reported that the reality TV star will be making a move to the BBC, with an appearance on Have I Got News For You. The satirical panel talk show has been on screens since the 1990s, with team captains, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop
The show was initially hosted by comedian Angus Deayton, until his scandalous downfall in 2002. This led to the format changing to have a different host for every episode, which has allowed for a multitude of comedians, actors and even politicians taking the helm of the show.
According to a BBC preview of this week’s show, we will see journalist Steph McGovern take on hosting duties, while broadcaster Carol Voderman and comedian Nabil Abdulrashid will be joining Paul and Ian on the panels to delve into the comedic side of this week’s news.
Carol took to her Instagram stories on Thursday to share with her 352,000 followers that she will be filming Friday night’s episode of Have I Got News For You today. She shared a photo of herself posing for a selfie, with the caption : “Off to studio later as a guest on @haveigotnews For You. I’m on Ian’s team…Can’t bloomin wait 👍🏼💪🏼”
The host for the evening, Steph McGovern, also shared a behind the scenes snap during filming and informed fans why she wouldn’t be hosting her Channel 4 lunchtime show, Steph’s Packed Lunch.
This comes a week after Carol and her This Morning co-host Alison Hammond showed off their dance moves in the studio, which the TV star later uploaded to TiKTok. Carol, who currently has more than 115, 000 followers on the platform, revealed that the dancing video had been viewed by 1.3 million people.
‘Have I Got News For You’ will be aired on BBC One, on Friday 26 May at 9pm.