Quiz panelist and editor of Private Eye Ian Hislop answered questions from pupils at an Enfield school.

Mr Hislop, who is a regular panellist on BBC2 satirical show Have I Got News For You, visited Ashmole Academy, in Cecil Road, Southgate, to give them words of wisdom about his TV work and political knowledge

Head girl Lily Gandhi said: “I loved it. The whole event left me feeling that it is possible to achieve anything in your career if you work hard and enjoy it.”

Fellow pupil Anthony Constantinou said: “He was great, funny, original, a breath of fresh air.”

Rob Hague, assistant headteacher said: “Ashmole Academy is very grateful to Ian for giving up his time and hope he may visit again in the near future.”