BBC confirm 10 more episodes of Would I Lie To You?

Tuesday 24th February 2015, 11:28am

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.The BBC has confirmed it has ordered another 10 episodes of Would I Lie To You?.

The hit panel show - which is hosted by Rob Brydon and stars David Mitchell and Lee Mack - recently finished its 8th series, with high ratings across the run.

The episode broadcast on the 8th January 2015 set a new ratings record for the format, with 4.2 million viewers tuning in.

The recommission also follows continuing awards success for the programme. The show was recently voted the Best TV Panel Show, for the second year in a row, in the Awards, and the programme picked up the industry-voted Panel Show prize at the British Comedy Awards for a third year in a row.

Series 9 of Would I Lie To You? will comprise of 10 episodes. As with the last series, there will be 8 regular episodes, plus a Christmas special and an episode featuring previously un-seen rounds.

Guests booked for the new series include Sir Roger Moore, Clare Balding, Nick Grimshaw, Gabby Logan, Alex Brooker, Judy Murray, Tinchy Stryder, Richard Osman, Moira Stuart, Sean Lock, Greg Davies and Richard Hammond.

The producers confirm: "Host Rob Brydon is back to preside over the much-loved show where opposing teams must dupe one another into believing that fibs are facts and vice versa. As ever, captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack head up the star-studded teams as they reveal tantilising tales about themselves, some true, some tosh, all with genuinely funny results."

Peter Holmes, the joint Managing Director at production company Zeppotron, says: "When I heard we'd been recommissioned I fell out of my hammock. Hopefully this will make a good lie for someone in Series 9."

The new series is recording now at Pinewood Studios, with dates booked at the studio until the end of March. To apply to be in the audience see our free tickets page

Series 9 of Would I Lie To You? will be shown on BBC One later in the year.

In the below clip, which was listed as one of the best comedy moments of 2014 by The British Comedy Awards, Lee Mack attempts to explain the bunch of keys he has been given as a prop:

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