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President Higgins was called a “funny little fella” on Have I Got News For You

YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE!

THE SECOND EPISODE of the new series of Have I Got News For You aired on BBC last night.

As usual the panellists took a look at the big stories making the headlines in the past week, and who could have missed the State Visit of President Michael D Higgins?

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Here’s what Paul Merton had to say:

This is the first visit to Britain by an Irish president, that’s him there, the little guy there, Michael Higgins… rather overawed by where he is.

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I mean he is a funny little fella, there’s no two ways about it.

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My Irish cousins say the same, so I’m trying not to be impolite.

Viewers had their own opinions on the president’s appearance too:

The panelists also discussed complaints surrounding Martin McGuinness’ inclusion at the State banquet, to which Ian Hislop commented:

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Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused>

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