Steve Coogan to guest on Question Time tonight

The Alan Partridge star will join the panel for this evening's debate in London

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan will be a guest on tonight’s Question Time, it has been confirmed.


Coogan, 46, a vocal campaigner against the ethical practices of tabloid newspapers, yesterday settled his high-profile case against News International.

The Alan Partridge star will appear on the panel alongside Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, Liberal Democrat politician Shirley Williams, journalist Ann Leslie and former No 10 Director of Communications Alastair Campbell.

Campbell, Tony Blair’s former spokesman, also won substantial damages plus costs at the High Court yesterday.

Coogan’s appearance on the topical debate show follows a fiery row with former News of the World deputy features editor Paul McMullan on Newsnight last year where he accused the journalist of being “morally bankrupt”.


Question Time, hosted by David Dimbleby from London, will air at 10:35pm on BBC1.