Khadija, a Zimbabwean-born British citizen who has been wearing the full veil - or niqab - for 10 years, has been given the slot.
I reckon, at the end of the speech, the niqab will be pulled off to reveal Salman Rushdie or even worse Claire Short. Or maybe John Simpson?
I shall now go on record in vigorously opposing the wearing of loud socks on Channel Four News - John Snow being the chief perp in this.
Hopefully, underneath this stupid bit of garb will be my old friend, Sarah Wilmshurst, and not only will we get some sense for the speech, we may get a proper resume of the weather outlook.