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18/09/2015 10:23 BST | Updated 18/09/2015 10:59 BST

Jeremy Clarkson To Return To The BBC As Host Of The First Episode Of New Series Of ‘Have I Got News For You'

Jeremy Clarkson is set to return to the BBC as the host of the first episode of the new series of ‘Have I Got News For You’.

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The presenter’s return to the Beeb comes six months after he pulled out of presenting the satirical panel show following the ‘Top Gear’ ‘fracas’, which saw him sacked from the motoring show.

Jeremy will will join team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and ‘Pointless’ host Richard Osman, who has been confirmed as one of the two guests for the opening episode on 2 October.

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Before he pulled out of presenting one of the shows in the last series, Jimmy Mulville, the boss of the independent production company Hat Trick which makes the show, joked: “Maybe we will get the producer on so he can hit Jeremy Clarkson live on television.”

He added: “Have I Got News for You tries to have a bit of mischief so we will see if he can come on, I am not sure they know he is due to be on."

After he pulled out of his scheduled appearance on Friday 24th April, Hat Trick issued a statement, saying: "On reflection, Jeremy Clarkson has decided not to host Have I Got News For You. We fully expect him to resume his hosting duties later in the year."

As well as his appearance on ‘HIGNFY’, Jeremy is gearing up (sorry) for the launch of his new motoring show.

He’ll be joined by his former ‘Top Gear’ co-presenters on the multi-million pound Amazon Prime show, and it appears they’ve finally come up with a (terrible) name for the new show.

According to documents discovered by Buzzfeed, Jezza’s law firm Olswang recently registered new trademarks, for the name ‘Gear Knobs’.

Oh dear.

Since confirming the Amazon Prime deal, the former ‘Top Gear’ trio have been reluctant to reveal details of what fans can expect from the show that has a rumoured budget of £160 million for 36 episodes.

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