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Star Trek actor, famed for his role as Captain Kirk, will join Andy Hamilton and Charlie Brooker on the show on 25 May

Star Trek star William Shatner will be keeping a captain's log of the scores on BBC1 current affairs comedy quiz Have I Got News For You.

The actor, famed for his role as Captain Kirk in the cult sci-fi show, will join regular stars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and guests Andy Hamilton and Charlie Brooker on the show on Friday 25 May.

The 81-year-old, who played Kirk for 79 episodes and several films, is also noted for his unique singing style and has released several albums.

He said: "English sense of humour is different from American sense of humour. Luckily, I'm Canadian."

Other guests appearing in the new BBC1 series include Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, defeated London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone and Alastair Campbell.

The show was originally presented by Angus Deayton, »

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