Joey Barton to appear on Question Time

Footballer Joey Barton has been booked to appear on the panel on next week’s edition of Question Time.

The outspoken and controversial QPR midfielder will get the chance to discuss the hot topics of the week in BBC One’s flagship politics show on Thursday 29 May.

Barton will be joined on the panel by former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, who he has had spats with on Twitter in the past.

David Dimbleby hosts the show, which will be taking place at Heathrow Airport.

The show is travelling to the newly-rebuilt Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, which opens to the public on June 4.

Question Time has a history of booking figures outside the political sphere with popstars such as Jarvis Cocker, Charlotte Church and Will Young appearing on the show in the past.