Clarke Carlisle set for Question Time

20 January 2011 11:30
Burnley defender Clarke Carlisle is to appear as a panelist on Question Time on Thursday night.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, Deputy Liberal Democrat Leader Simon Hughes, former MP George Galloway and Alastair Campbell will also appear on the show in Burnley.

Carlisle, who is also chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, said he was originally asked to go on a pre-election programme on BBC 3, aimed at 20 to 40-year-olds.

The BBC then said it would prefer it if he went on the main programme, and Carlisle said: "I don't consider myself to be a politics buff by any stretch of the imagination.

"But with the economic crisis, having a young family and the recent election, my wife and I started to take a keener interest and I just hope I can give a layman's perspective on things."

Source: PA