Angus Deayton

 Angus Deayton shot to fame as host of the popular political panel show 'Have I Got News For You' and has presented numerous television specials including BBC's New Year's Eve show and the BAFTA Awards. With his dry wit, his attention to detail and his professionalism, Angus has carved himself a niche as the consummate corporate awards host. 

A comic actor and TV presenter, Angus Deayton is best known for hosting 'Have I Got News for You' with regular panellists Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.

Angus has carved himself a niche as the consummate corporate awards host with his dry wit, his attention to detail and his professionalism

Angus was very funny, but under time 19 mins instead of 20 mins!
Xpal International

His career took off with a programme which parodied the commercial and local British radio stations. Radio Active transmitted on BBC Radio 4 between 1981 and 1987, which he both wrote and performed in. It transferred to television as KYTV between 1989 and 1993. 

Angus starred with Rowan Atkinson in the Mr. Bean episode ‘The Curse of Mr. Bean’ and in the Black Adder episode ‘Born to be King’; was a featured player in all three series of the Emmy award-winning sketch comedy series Alexei Sayle's Stuff; and, in 1990, was cast as the Meldrews' neighbour Patrick Trench in the British suburban sitcom One Foot in the Grave.

He shot to fame when he was selected as host of the popular political panel show 'Have I Got News For You' and, since then, he has presented numerous television specials including the BBC's New Year's Eve show, the BAFTA Awards, Before They Were Famous and TV Hell.

Other projects including a further episode of Radio Active, a BBC comedy Nighty Night as well as presenting ITV's cookery reality show Hell's Kitchen and the light-hearted quiz Bognor or Bust.

His feature film appearances include That Deadwood Feeling (2009,) Swinging with the Finkels (2011) and Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (2012).

In 2012, he joined the BBC drama series Waterloo Road as a cynical teacher and, for a further season, as deputy head George Windsor.

An accomplished and professional host, with brilliant comic timing, Angus is the perfect choice for awards ceremonies and other hosting. 

For further information or to book Angus Deayton, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or

What people said about Angus Deayton

Angus was a fantastic host for the consultant quiz. Angus was charming, witty and engaging. The feedback we had from our guests was that he was the best host we've ever had hosting our quiz and we would agree with that.
Fidelity International

Other speakers you might like

John Inverdale

John Inverdale

Award-winning radio/TV presenter, John Inverdale has covered most of the major sporting events including…
Margherita Taylor

Margherita Taylor

Margherita Taylor is one of the best loved faces and voices on British radio and TV, and a multitalented…
Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay is the awards host from Bolton who created a stir with his spontaneous wit and charming accent.
Alex Bellos

Alex Bellos

Alex Bellos - author and broadcaster, specialising in maths and Brazil. He has a rare ability to make…
Caprice Bourret

Caprice Bourret

Caprice Bourret is an American born model, TV presenter and businesswoman. She lives in London where…