Actress Joan Collins is swapping acting for presenting to guest host a popular British quiz show.

The former DYNASTY star, 72, will take the hot seat for an episode of BBC comedy news quiz Have I Got News For You?

A BBC spokesperson says, "Joan has been invited and everyone here has been talking about it. The contract has not yet been signed but we'd be delighted to have Joan on the show.

A source close to the star says, "Joan was flattered to be asked and thinks it sounds like a hoot. She plans to really enjoy herself."

The show has rotated guest hosts since regular presenter Angus Deayton was sacked after a newspaper expose involving cocaine and prostitutes in 2002.