The One Show The hosts managed to keep the show going after Ian Hislop and Paul Merton cracked a risky joke.
Hislop and Merton are both known for making political jokes Do I have news for you?with Hislop having been a team captain on the BBC program since its inception in 1990.
However, during their recent interview with Alex Jones and Ronan Kemp, the pair cracked a joke that had everyone in the studio on edge.
The duo were asked how they came up with the content for Do I have news for you?to which they explained that hosts usually “know what’s coming,” meaning they can plan around it.
Hislop continued, “Unless something absolutely bizarre happens, like Liz Truss is Prime Minister – then you’re on your own.”
After a moment of silence, Merton added, “Oh, did you feel that nervousness going through the room at the time…?”
Kemp managed to shake off the awkwardness by joking, “Let’s put it that way, we’ll leave the politics to your show!”
Merton replied: “Sorry it’s a live show I’m worried about saying things now.”
After the episode ended, viewers praised the hosts of The One Show for keeping the show going after the impromptu joke.
“Alex Jones is working hard to keep Paul Merton and Ian Hislop on track tonight The One Show. Well done at a tough job Alex,” one person wrote. “Great show tonight.”
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