Joe Lycett says BBC wanted 'different direction' ahead of 'right wing' appearance

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Joe Lycett has said that he was told the production team of Laura Kuennsberg's new BBC politics show invited him on the programme on Sunday, 4 September, as they wanted to go in a "slightly different direction."

On the show, the comedian pulled off a stunt in which he pretended to be a “very right wing” fan of Liz Truss.

"I spoke to Laura and her team beforehand and they said they wanted to go in a slightly different direction. They wanted to try and make it sort of bring it out to different viewpoints," Mr Lycett told Times Radio.

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