Miles Jupp to host The News Quiz
29 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Miles Jupp wrote and starred in sitcom In And Out Of The Kitchen – as the cookery writer Damien Trench – on both radio and TV
Miles Jupp is to take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of BBC Radio 4’s comedy show The News Quiz.
The comedian and actor first appeared as a panellist on the quiz show in 2009.
His debut in the host’s chair will be broadcast on Friday 17 September.
“It is a massive honour to follow in the footsteps of Barrys Norman and Took, of Simon Hoggart and the delectable Sandi Toksvig and be asked to take on this role,” Jupp said.
“Sandi has been remarkable in her time in charge of The News Quiz and her legacy will live on forever amongst listeners.
“Following her departure my first job will be to lead the regulars and listeners through as many of the stages of grief as are ultimately deemed necessary (by a completely independent arbiter).
Jupp, seen with Paul Merton (right), has been a regular guest on Have I Got News For You
“Then it will simply be a matter of dumbing it down and sexing it up. Or vice versa, depending …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment