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It's logical: William Shatner to host Have I Got News For You

The former Captain Kirk is set to boldly go where no-one has gone before. Except for other guest presenters, obviously.

He's still got it
He's still got it
Image: AP Photo/Sean Kilpatrick, Canadian Press

SET YOUR PHASERS to laugh: William Shatner is set to present satirical BBC news quiz Have I Got News For you later this month.

Shatner confirmed the news to his one million followers on Twitter earlier today.

The one-time Captain Kirk will join series hosts Paul Merton and Ian Hislop on 25 May to present the long-running BBC1 tv show. Shatner will be joined by guests Charlie Brooker, a columnist with the Guardian, and comedian Andy Hamilton.

The 81-year-old actor played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series for 79 episodes and several films spanning three decades. He also appeared in popular courtroom comedy-drama Boston Legal, and has released a number of albums – the most recent, ‘Seeking Major Tom’ was released last October.

The show was presented by Angus Deayton for more than decade, but guest presenters have now taken over hosting duties since he left the show in 2002.

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