But it’s turned out to be a case of what, not who, as these pictures show Paul Merton being joined on the satirical panel show by a handbag. With a microphone on.
But this is not just any handbag. It’s a Mulberry Bayswater bag – the same (pricey) one that Morgan was pictured with after she called out PM Theresa May for wearing a pair of £995 trousers in a photoshoot for the Sunday Times.
It soon transpired that Morgan herself owned a designer bag that comes in at £950. And now, HIGNFY producers have got the same handbag make and model to stand-in on the episode, presented by Gary Lineker.
It’s not the first time the show’s pulled such a stunt. In 1993, a tub of lard was credited as The Rt. Hon. Tub of Lard and sat on Paul Mertin’s team when Roy Hattersley cancelled his appearance on the programme at the last minute.
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