Bill is back from tour! (we know because we’ve just heard him humming that “Killing In The Name Of” ditty). Yes, his remarkable Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra tour has sadly come to an end but, whist the alpine horn may now safely be nestling in its horn bag, there’s no rest for Bill…
He’s currently in the process of reading headlines such as “Octopus snatches coconut and runs” and, “Chinese performer wows with speedy face mask changes” as he prepares for hosting this week’s Have I Got News For You, which airs on Friday 18 December at 9pm on BBC1.
Yesterday he was seen on set for the Alcohol: It’s No Joke campaign. We’ll hear more about this in the New Year, but in the meantime you can follow them on Twitter at @alcoholnojoke.
This is not the shopping list for an aftershow party
(we’re alright for violent assault and vodka at the moment, cheers)
Bill can also be seen on the Christmas Eve episode of QI on BBC1 at 10pm. This episode’s subject will be: Groovy. Bill appears with David Tennant, Lee Mack and Alan Davies.
In addition to the Twittering he’s been doing, Bill has been twitching, playing host to two celebrity teams in a series of tough, competitive bird watching challenges in Sky1 HD’s brand new six-part series, Bill Bailey’s Birdwatching Bonanza starting on Thursday 7 January at 9pm on Sky1 HD and Sky1.
In audio news, listen out for The People’s Classical Chart on 28 December at 12pm on BBC Radio 2. Bill reveals the top 30 most-heard classical recordings across Britain over the past 75 years, building towards the announcement of the one that’s been played the most on the radio, in shops, supermarkets, restaurants, airport lounges, hold music, lifts…everywhere but your local Wetherspoons, really.