Series 66, Episode 6
With King Charles delivering his first King's Speech since becoming monarch, a growing row over the pro-Palestinian march plans for Armistice Day, and The Beatles releasing what has been dubbed their last ever single, it was a varied week of news.
One of the biggest stories of the week was home secretary Suella Braverman's description of rough sleeping as a 'lifestyle choice', as she defended her decision to restrict the use of tents by homeless people on the streets of Britain.
"What else does Suella Braverman want to ban?" host Richard Ayoade asked.
"Homeless people using tents," replied [p[Paul Merton].
"That's right. I mean, if she was just trying to ban camping, I'd be behind her," quipped Ayoade.
"You'd have to word that bill very carefully. There'd be a lot of pantomimes that'd be out of business," joked Merton.
"Yes, she is trying to ban tents. She said sleeping on the streets is 'a lifestyle choice: nobody in Britain should be living in a tent'," continued Ayoade. "It's a surprise that more people don't choose to live in opulence..." he sarcastically agreed.
"If homelessness is a lifestyle choice, it's the last time I buy a Big Issue. Help the homeless? Help you live your dream more like! B**ger off." joked comedian Jamie MacDonald.
Ahead of this weekend, there has also been a big row about a pro-Palestinian, anti-war march, that is being planned on the same day as Remembrance Day.
Richard Ayoade: "One focal point this Remembrance weekend will be the two-minute silence. For most, a chance to reflect. For Keir Starmer, a chance to go two minutes without saying anything to offend anyone."
Later in the episode, Ayoade interrupted the recording with breaking news being reported that Nigel Farage has been confirmed for this year's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
"Now there is some breaking news I'm being told in my ear. Shut the fridge! Nigel Farage has been confirmed as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, for a fee of up to £1m", said Ayoade.
"Of 'up to £1m'? So it could be a quid?" joked Steph McGovern.
"Yeah, it could be," Ayoade agreed.
"I hope he can find a bank that will accept it," joked Ian Hislop.
Ian and Jamie won, 6 points to 5.
- Friday 10th November 2023
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
- Thursday 9th November 2023, 19:10 at Riverside Studios
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Cast & crew
|Ian Hislop||Team Captain|
|Paul Merton||Team Captain|
|Richard Ayoade||Host / Presenter|
|Pete Sinclair||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Colin Swash||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Ged Parsons||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Dan Gaster||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Kevin Day||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Shaun Pye||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Christine Rose||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Laura Claxton||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Suchandrika Chakrabarti||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Mike Rayment||Series Producer|
|Richard Wilson||Executive Producer|
|Katie Taylor||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|
|Mikki Rain||Production Designer|
|Karen Jackson||Costume Designer|
|Peter Raby||Lighting Designer|
|George Webley (as Big George)||Composer|