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Sir Trevor to host satirical quiz
Retired newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald
Sir Trevor McDonald spent a total of 32 years an ITN journalist
Retired newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald will be the first guest presenter on a new series of Have I Got News For You.

BBC One's satirical quiz returns on 21 April and will continue its tradition of having a different host each week.

The policy was introduced in 2002 after Angus Deayton - who had been in the chair for 12 years - was fired over revelations about his private life.

Sir Trevor, 66, worked for ITN for 32 years until last December, and won more awards than any other British TV star.

He was knighted in 1999 and at the time, he described the honour as "an amazing surprise".

This will be the 31st series of Have I Got News For You, which is renowned for its sharp humour and scathing assessments of news stories from the previous seven days.

Guest presenters in the last series - broadcast at the end of 2005 - included actress Joan Collins, TV presenters Lorraine Kelly, Jeremy Clarkson and Michael Aspel, and Conservative MP Boris Johnson.

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