What has happened to Steve Punt?

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What has happened to Steve Punt?

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The current series of The Now Show has been without Steve Punt. I have been wondering, is he OK? I hope he's not ill?

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I don't know, but Hugh Dennis was absent for series 41 in 2013, so I don't suppose it's anything to be worried about - probably just other commitments. Miles Jupp missed nearly the whole of the last series of The News Quiz for similar reasons.

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Re: What has happened to Steve Punt?

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Apparently the audience were told he'd had a minor cosmetic operation, nothing serious. The Now Show's Twitter account has a message from him:
https://twitter.com/BBCNowShow/status/1 ... 7493154816

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Ah, good to hear, thanks!

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Lucy Porter is hosting tonight - now I'm wondering what's happened to Hugh Dennis:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000183j

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Hugh has regularly taken off a show or two every series for other commitments.

Looks like this is probably the commitment this time 'The Messiah': https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/hugh-dennis

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Thanks. Should be interesting to hear what it's like without either of them!

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Brock wrote:Lucy Porter is hosting tonight - now I'm wondering what's happened to Hugh Dennis:
Maybe it is contagious? ;-) (kidding)

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Lucy Porter did well. But it's not quite the same without Steve and Hugh.

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Steve Punt put in a brief appearance (supposedly over the phone) at the end of tonight's final show of the series.

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