Noel Gallagher reveals why he turned down presenting Have I Got News For You

By MediaMonkey

September 5, 2023

Since the last presenter’s scandal (and what a different age that feels), long running British satire show Have I Got News For You has used guest presenters. This gives them a lot of new material each week besides the news, and gives people a chance to show if they can take a joke.

Noel Gallagher likes a good well aimed barb, but it turns out he turned down the chance to present, and he’s very modest about the whole thing:

“I was actually asked to present Have I Got News For You, but I’d be so out of my depth with those guys who are like fucking amazingly funny and witty – Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and whoever else would be on it,” he told the Daily Star.

He doesn’t want to be one of the people who goes on and fails. And they do.

“But like, you see people on Have I Got News For You and you just think, ‘Why are they on it?’
“And they don’t say a thing because obviously they’ve not said anything funny and it’s just edited out and they just sit there and it’s just a pointless fucking exercise.
“But I’ve been asked to do things like that and I’m always like, ‘No, it’s not for me’.”

He’s not wrong.

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