Veteran news presenter Sir Trevor McDonald is turning his hand to comedy, anchoring a new ITV1 satirical comedy show from mid-June.

News Knight (do you see what they’ve done there?) will feature Sir Trevor delivering the top stories of the week while two teams will provide their own take on the news.

News Knight will be produced by Hat Trick productions, the company behind Have I Got News For You. And if it sounds very much like BBC1’s HIGNFY, which Sir Trevor has hosted, ITV1 is anxious to point out the differences.

A spokesperson said: “This is not a quiz or panel show, but a comedy series that allows viewers to take a side-wards visual and humorous observational look at the week’s headlines.”

Sir Trevor will be joined by comedian Marcus Brigstocke leading one team, while the other captain is yet to be announced.

Sir Trevor says: “I’m looking forward to hosting this show as it will give me the chance to approach the news headlines from another perspective.

“I’ve been a part of the news at ITV for over 30 years now and this new show will let me show viewers another side to my personality. I have a great team on board and I’m particularly excited about working with Marcus.”

Sir Trevor will also present This Is Your Life on its return to ITV.