DAVID Tennant has had a cheeky dig at UK Government ministers who have raised eyebrows by plastering their walls with Union flags.

The Scottish actor used his host slot on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You to poke fun at Boris Johnson’s cabinet.

He presented a series of photos of UK Government chiefs from recent virtual interviews, with Union flags in pride of place in the background.

Going though a roll call of politicians who “have seemingly become obsessed” with flags, Tennant highlighted photos of Dominic Raab, Priti Patel and Kwasi Kwarteng.

The guest host of the comedy show then showed a clip of Tory MP James Wild grilling BBC director general Tim Davie over the sparsity of Union flags in the corporation’s annual report.

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Looking around the studio, Tennant said: “I am a bit worried that not having any flags on the set here, we might get the BBC in trouble again.

“I might see what I can do about that.”

At that point huge Saltires dropped down behind the presenter, who then placed a smaller flag on his desk.

“That’s better”, a grinning Tennant exclaimed.

Watch the full video here.

Asked about Scottish independence in 2017, Tennant said he would back Yes in a referendum.

He commented: "I'm now at the point where I think if Scotland goes again for a referendum, they should go independent."

The actor also branded Brexit "depressing", adding: "Politically, I think we're in for quite a dark time."