Humph was chairman for a total of three hundred and seventy-two shows. That was every show except six in the first series, where he alternated the role with Barry Cryer, till the end of series fifty. Originally enthusiastic, over the years he came to portray someone who would rather be doing anything else than chairing the show. His comments in this persona were as funny as that of the ‘professionals’.
"Before we go, I'm required to make an apology. We very much regret that the trailor for this programme appeared to make Her Majesty The Queen look grumpy, impatient and sour faced. This was due to a failure in our editing process. We didn't do any. "