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Watch: Naga Munchetty’s X-rated jibe at Boris

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Pity the poor staff and stars of Have I Got News For You. Having propelled Boris Johnson to fame in the early noughties, HIGNFY has spent much of the past three years desperately trying to rectify its mistake. The likes of Carol Vorderman or Clive Myrie are among those who have taken pops at the former premier, who seems to be a particular target of the show’s ire.

Further proof of this was offered on Friday when Naga Munchetty made an X-rated dig about the onetime Tory leader. The BBC Breakfast star – who has previously had her own brush with the Corporation’s censors – cited evidence heard by the Covid Inquiry, quoting one news article which said ‘Boris Johnson told the Inquiry that “abusive messages are part of the creative process”.’

‘I’m buying into this, okay?’ she told the assembled panellists. ‘So, Boris: you’re a useless tosser. Make of that what you will.’ Sounds like a HIGNFY reunion for Johnson isn’t on the cards anytime soon…

Watch the clip here:

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