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Would I Lie To You? - Winner's Acceptance Speech, Entertainment Performance category, Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards in 2019

12 May 2019

Winner's acceptance speech by Lee Mack for Would I Lie To You? in the Entertainment Performance category   

LEE MACK:  Right, I'll keep it brief because I know we just want to go to dinner now, especially this year, because there's no chocolate under the seat.  Am I still on BBC One or is it Channel 5 now?!

So thanks for this.  I don't want to sound ungrateful, but on the off-chance that we do get to come back next year, is there any chance you couldn't do it on the same day as the final Premier League game?  That would be handy.  I'm only kidding; I couldn't have watched it anyway, because I've got Virgin Media and the reception is terrible.

Good luck editing that out because it's on in about an hour.

We get nominated as a show for the last five or six years, and it's been really nice to be nominated, and we lose every year as a show, and we're all bitterly disappointed every year, and earlier this evening we lost again.  I just hope this goes some way to Rob and David that I've been singled out to feeling a little bit better about themselves.  I mean, it's bad enough that I get paid more, but this is going to kill them.

But genuinely, as Steve said about Reece Shearsmith before, it is three of us and it goes to Rob and David as well, and all the production team on Zeppotron.  So thank you very much.  Thank you.