Catherine Tate joked about not knowing much about music but agreeing to host the show because her kitchen extension wouldn't pay for itself.
As part of an overall pattern of self-deprecation while hosting, James Blunt asked where the world would be without his hit song "You're Beautiful," and then followed it up by saying that he'd be living in a "much much much smaller house."
While guest hosting, Josh Groban claimed that he made a guest appearance on Glee for artistic reasons: "I made a statue — out of cash."
Sean's old Channel 4 sitcom Sean's Show, which Mark claimed they doubled the viewing figures of every time they showed a clip to everyone on both teams. Also Phill's involvement with Red Wedge (see below).
When Vic Reeves was on, Mark tormented him (in revenge for constantly being referred to as a "Fifties Throwback" on Shooting Stars) by repeatedly playing the opening bars of a bizarre song apparently entitled "Bo, Fantasia!" that Vic recorded in his youth.
Series 19, episode 3, the one featuring Bill Oddie being "utterly mental", is comedy gold. The other member of Bill Bailey's team in this particular episode was Tony Mortimer of East 17, but during his introduction, Simon casually mentions that Mortimer is only there because Amy Winehouse cancelled. Winehouse appeared the following week and was "a bit tipsy", as Simon put it. Can you imagine what an episode with Winehouse and Oddie on the same team would have been like?