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leading role in striking ‘‘ that essential blend of thoughtfulness and fun. You only get that fresh, blithe approach if you really put in the work with every comma, every syllable’’.
He is in a state of ‘‘ constant anxiety’’ about QI because ‘‘ you’re creating a different recipe every week.’’
For the show’s 99th episode, Lloyd agreed to be a panellist and was in awe of Fry’s concentration: ‘‘ You look into his eyes and think, ‘ This guy is a kind of God’. But he’s not Zeus. Not arrogant at all.’’
Away from QI, Lloyd is contemplating a Swedish stage version of Blackadder, but says a reunion of the original team is unlikely.
As Lloyd says: ‘‘ It’s difficult with everyone going on to have such enormous personal careers. Getting them in the same room, even for a glass of sherry, is hard.’’
QI, ABC1, Thursday, 8pm