Who’s on The One Show tonight? Joanna Lumley and Ian Hislop join Alex Jones and Matt Baker

NATIONAL treasure Joanna Lumley will be joining Alex Jones and Matt Baker on The One Show sofa tonight.

Here’s all you need to know about tonight’s show and line up…

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Who’s on The One Show tonight?

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley was born on May 1, 1946, and is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model, author and activist.

The 72-year-old was born in Srinagar, Kashmir and Jammu, to English parents, Thyra Beatrice Rose and Major James Rutherford Lumley, who served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles, a regiment of the British Indian Army.

Although Joanna was already a well-known star, she reached international success when she was cast in the Jennifer Saunders comedy, Absolutely Fabulous in 1992.

She’s currently promoting new show, Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure.

Ian Hislop will be on The One Show
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Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop is a familiar face on panel show Have I Got News For You, but he is a man of many talents.

He graduated from Oxford in 1981 and immediately began working at Private Eye magazine.

He was made editor five years later, a move which was met with opposition from journalists Peter McKay and Nigel Dempster.

As editor, Ian sacked both men from the magazine without hesitation. He is also reported to be the most sued man in English legal history.

He made his TV debut in 1983, on Channel 4 chat show Loose Talk, and has been a team captain on Have I Got News for You since it began airing in 1990.

On tonight’s The One Show he’ll be discussing dissent, satire and libel.

What time is The One Show on and who is presenting?

You can tune in to BBC One at 7pm on weeknights to watch the show.

Today’s episode will last half an hour and is being hosted by Matt Baker and Angellica Bell.

Each night the presenters mix interviews with an array of celebrity guests with an eclectic mix of topics ranging from current affairs to pop culture.

It is then available on demand.

Can I be in The One Show audience?

Unfortunately, the One Show is not listed among the BBC shows you can apply for tickets for.

So viewers will just have to get their fix from their sofas.

However, to be in with a chance of watching programmes from A Question of Sport to Just a Minute being made visit  http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/.

on the BBC iPlayer.

How long has The One Show been running?

The magazine-style show has been running for over a decade. The first episode was aired on August 14 2006.

From 2007 to 2010 it was hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, before Alex Jones and Jason Manford took the helm, later being replaced by Matt Baker.

Chris Evans oversaw the Friday night hour-long episodes from 2010 to 2015.

The likes of Dermot O’Leary, Phil Tufnell, Zoe Ball and Fearne Cotton are among the guest presenters who have stood in for the regular duos.

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