Today’s show marks an interesting statistical point. Paul Merton has his 312th appearance on Just A Minute, passing the 311 shows of Derek Nimmo.
the gang of four have been the leading players in total appearances for more than 40 years... Now an all-time panel – on total appearances - would be Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Peter Jones and Paul Merton.
Paul should pass Peter and Kenneth over the next two or three years – though JAM may have to keep going for at least another decade if he is to pass Clement.
Paul has brought his total up in 24 years, compared with Derek’s 32.