No, it is him. Blimey. How long's he been doing that then? We've heard of Garth Crooks fronting Despatch Box once, but again: blimey.
As for 'how well did he do?', the odd bit of verbal muddlement, but on the whole quite well. Better than Tony Livesey on North-West Tonight, not as good as The Chiles on, well, anything he's been asked to do. 6.5/10.
Next week: Newsnight, with your newsreader Stig Inge Bjørnebye.