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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 November 2005, 16:35 GMT
Joan Collins to present news quiz
Joan Collins
Collins will host the final show in the current series
Former Dynasty actress Joan Collins is to present an edition of BBC One's satirical quiz Have I Got News For You.

TV host Lorraine Kelly and newsreader Anna Ford have also been selected as guest presenters for the final shows in the current series ending in December.

MP Boris Johnson, who has sat in the host's chair twice, will also return.

Angus Deayton was dropped as regular Have I Got News For You presenter in 2002 after tabloid revelations about his private life.

Collins, 72, said she was looking forward to working with the quiz show's team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Big fan

"Joan is really happy to be getting the chance to present Have I Got News For You," a spokesman said.

"She lives in the States, so doesn't get much chance to see the show, but she is a big fan of the programme."

Producer Hat Trick said Collins would present the last show in the series, due for broadcast on 16 December.

The actress was recently seen helping in a restaurant kitchen on Channel 4's Gordon Ramsay's F Word.


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