As the count was going on for the London Mayoral election last night, Brian Blessed was the latest host of Have I got News for You. He seemed to have turned into his own spitting image puppet as he opened with “I’M BRIAN BLESSED”.
He was, to put it mildly, dreadful. Every line and joke was a studied and stagey performance, giving Paul to remark that you could tell he was an actor. He also nearly managed to offend tory MP Alan Duncan with some politically incorrect jibes about gays.
He was so bad, it was as if he was after Boris’ cult status as an incapable host.