Thhe BBC’s arch-interrogator claimed her first royal scalp last year but she’s long been the scourge of negligent public servants dragged before the Newsnight cameras to face judgment. Profligate expense accounts? Sexist comments caught on mic? Uncosted party manifesto? Maitlis, on behalf of the country, will deliver the sentence.

Don’t confuse her with: Andrew Neil. He grills; she incinerates.


So says GQ Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Britain.


See Emily Maitlis  on Newsnight at 10:30pm weekdays on BBC Two. Catch up on her interview with Prince Andrew here.