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Top 10 Lies (And Truths) on Would I Lie To You?

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Written by Marc Turner Anyone for a slice of porky pie? Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 lies – and truths – on “Would I Lie To You?” “Would I Lie To You?” is a panel show with a difference, inviting contestants to tell colourful stories in a bid to convince their opponents that they’re telling the truth. For this list, we’re focusing on the funniest and most creative tales, including the players who perfectly pulled the wool over their rivals’ eyes. Special thanks to our user MikeMJPMUNCH for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Lies (And Truths) on Would I Lie To You?


Anyone for a slice of porky pie? Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 lies – and truths – on “Would I Lie To You?”

“Would I Lie To You?” is a panel show with a difference, inviting contestants to tell colourful stories in a bid to convince their opponents that they’re telling the truth. For this list, we’re focusing on the funniest and most creative tales, including the players who perfectly pulled the wool over their rivals’ eyes.

#10: Greg Davies’ Secret Language
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

Sitting in for Lee Mack as captain, Davies reckons he and his sister once invented a covert language called “cushin”. But David Mitchell and co. are unconvinced from the outset, and even more so when the details of “cushin” become clear. When Davies gives an example sentence, Mitchell mocks the effort, claiming the “secret” spiel is actually easy to understand. But Davies is having none of it.

#9: Claudia Winkleman’s Tortoise
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

Another regular panelist, Winkleman bamboozles the studio with this story, about taking her depressed tortoise to the vet. First she stumbles over her pet’s name, then she handles the animal like it’s a grenade about to go off. When David Mitchell asks how she figured out the tortoise was sad in the first place, Winkleman’s explanation doesn’t impress even her own side. In fact, her opponents are so convinced that she’s lying, Mitchell has this to say. Winkleman, of course, was telling the truth.

#8: Bob Mortimer’s Apple
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

A regular on the show, Bob Mortimer delivers all of his stories with a characteristic rambling flair. In this instance, he claims to be able to rip apart an apple with his bare hands. Impossible, right? Well, that’s the conclusion David Mitchell’s team comes to. Mortimer, although remaining vague about his technique, does have this advice for anyone wishing to match his exploits. And after revealing that his story is true, he goes and shows us how it’s done.

#7: Mel Giedroyc’s Kiss and Tell
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

After claiming that she had snogged one of the people on the show, the men around Mel are soon rushing to take credit. But, while Josh Widdicombe thinks he’s onto something when he remembers that Mel and David Mitchell went to the same university, Mel tells him that he’s barking up the wrong tree. Eventually she singles out Dermot O’Leary, but Lee Mack’s team still don’t believe her. So, did they make out? Or is it made up?

#6: Lee Mack’s Teletubbies
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

For our first look at Lee Mack, the team captain tries to convince his opponents that he has a colour-inspired system for recalling which Teletubby is which. However, since his way of remembering Tinky-Winky involves a certain part of the character’s anatomy, Adil Ray questions whether Mack would really use it to teach his children. Mitchell, who has been on a losing streak all show, guesses that the story is false - and his reaction to what follows is plain hilarious.

#5: David Mitchell’s Elephants
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

We know we’re in for a treat from the very first moment Mitchell pitches this story. Apparently, since puberty, elephants have been strangely stimulated by David’s mere presence. So, naturally, Lee Mack asks for a “demonstration”, and after taking on the role of an imaginary elephant, he seems to be swayed. But how can David be sure that HE is the one that the elephants are attracted to? Has he always been with different people when it happens? No prizes for guessing that the story was a lie.

#4: Reginald D. Hunter’s Middle Name
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

When the next annual list of popular boy’s names is released, we’re guessing “Delicious” isn’t going to be on it. And that’s despite Reginald Hunter insisting that is what the “D” in his name stands for. And if you think that means he was teased as a child, you’d be wrong. His opponents are keen to uncover why the name was chosen, although apparently it wasn’t passed on from Hunter’s father. And how about his siblings? What were they called? The story’s a lie, but considering the lines that Hunter invents, you have to admire his ability to keep a straight face.

#3: Kevin Bridges’ Horse
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

In one of the longest stories ever spun in “Would I Lie to You” history, Bridges tells a titanic tall tale about how he accidentally bought a horse in Bulgaria - when he only wanted to hire it. A misunderstanding which apparently arose quite easily, Bridges stumbles through the anecdote, making several slip-ups which are immediately seized upon by David Mitchell. In the end, even Rob Brydon is desperate to know if the tale is true. What do you reckon?

#2: Rob Brydon’s Cuddle Jumper
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

We hand over to the host next, as Rob Brydon claims that he and his wife cosy up at night in a custom-made sweatshirt. Revealing his bright orange apparel to the rest of the panel, Brydon enlists Nick Hewer as the unfortunate soul to model it with him. But why does Rob own it, and does it really work? Overcome with obvious envy, Lee Mack and Miranda Hart improvise a cuddle jumper of their own, while David watches on in hysterics and Nick patiently waits for it all to be over.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honourable mentions.

Lee Mack’s Ex-girlfriends

Bob Mortimer’s Theft and Shrubbery

David O’Doherty’s Hypnosis

#1: Lee Mack's Keys
“Would I Lie to You?” (2007-)

Today’s winner sees Lee Mack thrown into an impossible situation, when he has to explain a huge set of keys he supposedly carries around every single day. He starts with some questionable colour co-ordination, before moving onto a secret chest, a mysterious safe and some well-guarded wheelie bins. Lee struggles on manfully, but his story is quickly springing holes – and he knows it. No one else is buying a single second of it, but you have to give Mack full marks for trying. He’s got this list all locked up, anyway.
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