Dame Esther Rantzen has criticised the honours committee for not making Nicholas Parsons a knight before he died.
The veteran broadcaster, who hosted Just A Minute for 52 years, was awarded a CBE for his charitable work in 2013. He said at the time that he was "flattered and delighted" with the honour.
Dame Esther, 79, told Good Morning Britain: "Why was Nicholas Parsons not knighted? And not to be a misogynist, what about Victoria Wood? She should have been a Dame. So, I think the honours committee don't laugh."
Parsons fronted Radio 4 show Just A Minute since its inception in 1967 and only missed two recordings of the programme. He was hailed as a "broadcasting giant" following the announcement of his death.
Piers Morgan also criticised the lack of a knighthood, saying: "How could you not give a knighthood to a man" who "made us laugh" for so many years?
A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said they do not comment on individuals who have not received honours.