Would I lie to you?

The BBC has announced that Gavin and Stacey star Rob Brydon is to replace Angus Deayton as host for the third series of BBC1’s panel show Would I Lie to You? 

Would I Lie to You?  has been around since 2007.  While not as popular as comedy panel shows such as Have I Got News for You or Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the show has steadily gained in popularity for the past two years.  It regularly has viewing figures greater than 3 million.

The show also features David Mitchell and Lee Mack as team captains.  Its format has the panel of celebrities make short statements about themselves (or other topics) which they then try to convince the other side are true (when they are lies) or lies (when they are true).

Brydon said of the move, “I’m a big fan of Would I lie to you? And I’m really looking forward to joining David and Lee in my new role as host”.

It is not clear why Deayton is leaving the show, but his fans will surely be sorry to see him go.  Brydon seems to be a capable replacement and it will be interesting to watch the success of the next series of this game show.

There will be eight half hour show in the new series which is due to be broadcast later this year.

The BBC also recently announced that Brydon was to join Stephen Fry and Jack Dee on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

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