Comedian Ross Noble has criticised the Dara O Briain-fronted panel show Mock the Week for its lack of improvisation.
Noble has frequently appeared on Have I Got News for You but has never been a guest on Mock the Week.
When asked why he has never been on the show by the Radio Times he replied: “Because it’s terrible."
He continued: “If you watch Mock the Week, watch when the camera goes wide, look at the scripts - they've got pages and pages of them.
"You watch Have I Got News for You and they show a wide shot, there are no notes there. You watch Mock the Week; there are A4 pages spread out if you look at the desk in front of them."
He added: “When you see spin the wheel, what subject could be coming up now and you do a little bit of stand-up about it – it’s really weird that when the wheel spins, the topics that come up usually relate to something that is in that person’s act.
“I’ve not been on that show but they clearly get them in advance.”
Frankie Boyle, a former regular guest on Mock the Week, previously released a podcast of himself practising lines for an upcoming episode of the show.
Noble is currently hosting his own series Freewheeling which airs on Dave, Tuesdays at 10pm.