‘Misinformation and Lies’: Chris Taylor talks Would I Lie To You?

Would I Lie to You?

“Pretty much exactly like the production process on SAS Australia.”

The Australian version of Would I Lie To You? is premiering on Monday, February 28 at 8:30 pm on 10 and is also available on 10 Play on-demand. 

The show is hosted by television and radio presenter Chrissie Swan, accompanied by ‘team captains’, Frank Woodley and Chris Taylor.

It is based on the popular UK format of the show that airs on the BBCwhich is hosted by Rob Brydon with team captains, comedians David Mitchell and Lee Mack.

Joining the panel of ‘Would I lie to you?’ Australia is The Projects Carrie Bickmoreas well as comedians Ross Noble, Luke McGregor, and Zoe Coombs Marr.

Team captains and guests will be presented with scenario cards that they must read out to the opposing team and the audience. 

The aim of the game is to tell the story – whether fact or fiction – and convince the other players and audience that you are telling the truth, by elaborating and answering specific questions. 

Mediaweek caught up with team captain Chris Taylor for a very tongue in cheek Q&A about 10’s newest show.

Would I Lie to You?

Q: So what attracted you to this project?
I find there aren’t enough platforms nowadays that peddle misinformation and lies, so I was primarily attracted to the show as a rare opportunity to be confronted with ludicrous claims. 

Q: What is it like being a team captain?
A: It felt a bit like having an enormous amount of power over something that’s profoundly silly and inconsequential. So, a bit like being the CEO of Sky News.

Q: What was the production process like?
A: Pretty much exactly like the production process on SAS Australia. If anything, our show had slightly more abseiling challenges than theirs.

Q: How do you think the Aussie format will differ from the UK version?
A: The accents, mostly. And fewer Ronnie Corbett impressions from the host.

Q: Why do you think this will appeal to Australians? 
A: Beats me. I still don’t understand why Scott Cam appeals to Australians.

Q: What was it like working with Chrissie and Frank? 
A: Chrissie was an absolute superstar and a delight. I’m not sure I ever met Frank.

Q: What were some of more surprising stories and celebrities that you encountered? 
A: Scott Morrison was, unsurprisingly, extremely good on the show. I mean, if ever there was a tv show made for Scomo’s skillset, it’s Would I Lie To You.

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