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Jeremy Paxman’s greatest hits

Jeremy Paxman’s greatest hits
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Farewell then, Jeremy Paxman. The veteran broadcaster bows out of Newsnight tonight. Mr S has compiled his favourite Paxo moments:

The infamous Michael Howard interview is foremost in the extensive genre of politicians not answering the question:

Chloe Smith, who was a high-flying Tory Minister at the time, never recovered from this encounter with Paxo in 2012:

It’s no surprise that David Cameron has refused to do a head-to-head on Newsnight since becoming Prime Minister: look at what Paxman did to Blair:

And John Bolton:

And Russell Brand:

And Conrad Black:

And Sting:

And George Galloway:

And student protesters:

And his old mucker Boris Johnson:

As a final humiliation, Paxman will tonight ride off into the sunset on a tandem bicycle with the Mayor of London.

Gone but not forgotten. Katz 1, Newsnight 0.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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