For many years Jeremy Paxman has refused to host the satirical panel game. Maybe it is because Paxo is no longer doing Newsnight and other such shows that he has now changed his mind.
Of course he is still doing University Challenge, and his appearances on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night show he does have a sense of humour, so maybe he is up to it.
Joining him, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton in the first episode of the 55th series are Josh Widdicombe and Steph McGovern. What they will be covering is unsure, but it could be Hislop and Merton themselves given there recent comments on why there are so few women on the show.
Have I Got News for You is on BBC One at 21.00.