KNUTSFORD Academy hosted a live broadcast of a popular BBC Radio 4 primetime chat show on Friday night, with a panel of very important guests.

BBC’s Any Questions was recorded and aired on Friday, April 15 at 8pm, with more than 200 people turning out to watch.

The show, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby, saw parents, students, staff governors and guests from across Knutsford given tickets to ask questions to a panel of guests.

This week’s panel consisted of Leanne Wood, leader of political party Plaid Cymru, John Hilary the executive director of humanitarian aid charity War on Want, as well as political activist and former editor of The Times Tim Montgomerie and former Conservative MP Edwina Currie.

During the show the panel was asked a variety of questions including one from Haedyn Johnson, an Academy Sixth Form student who asked whether Brexit could save the UK.

“It was great to ask a question live on air and take on board the panel’s views and thoughts,” he said. “After the show we were invited to meet the panel who asked us lots of questions about life in the Sixth Form here at Knutsford Academy.”

James Routs from the Academy added: “We were delighted to host such a highly respected political debate show, and to see so many people from the local community come and attend with such an extensive range of questions.

“It was also a great opportunity for our Sixth Form students to meet Jonathan Dimbleby and discuss a number of topical issues with the panel who spent an hour after the show chatting with them.”

The topical chat show is hosted from a different location each week.

The podcast of Friday’s show is available to stream now at