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John Lydon to appear on Question Time

John Lydon
Image caption Lydon's colourful language on I'm A Celebrity in 2004 drew complaints from viewers

Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is to appear on BBC One current affairs programme Question Time later.

The punk singer will sit on the panel alongside former Home Secretary Alan Johnson Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey.

Tory MP Louise Mensch and journalist Dominic Lawson will also appear on the show, which is being filmed in Derby.

Lydon joins the likes of fellow musicians Jarvis Cocker and Will Young who have previously joined the debate.

The Sex Pistols famously sparked media outrage in 1976 after swearing on live TV, while ITV received a number of complaints over Lydon's language on reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here in 2004.

A critic of much of British society, the outspoken star told The Guardian in May that "no one in British politics impresses me".

Question Time will be broadcast on BBC One at 22:35 BST.

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