Episode 8 Ask Rhod Gilbert


Episode 8

Janet Street-Porter, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Andrew Lawrence join Rhod Gilbert in the comedic search for answers to some more of the world's most intriguing questions.


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APPLAUSE

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'Tonight on Ask Rhod Gilbert, our special guests are...

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'He has more "L"s in his name than Lloyd...

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'And five-star stand-up...

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'They're here every week...

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'Ladies and gentlemen, Ask Rhod Gilbert.'

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APPLAUSE

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Hello, welcome. My name is Rhod Gilbert.

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My job is to find the answers to the questions that keep us awake at night.

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Questions such as,

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"Why is breakfast in bed considered such a luxury?"

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Having a meal in your bed is no more a treat than going to the toilet on your own sofa.

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Personally, I don't want to eat in the place where I sleep. I'm not a bear.

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Houses are split into rooms for a reason.

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If they weren't, Cluedo would be a pretty pointless game.

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"We all saw who done it. It was Professor Plum

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"in the open-plan living-room area with a fold-away bed."

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I don't see what's so sexy about bits of food in the bed, anyway.

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I've never considered a dustbuster to be a sex toy.

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LAUGHTER

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I want to play Hide the Sausage, not Try and Find the Grilled Tomato.

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Anyway, on with the show.

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APPLAUSE

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We need someone with credibility to help us find the answers to our questions.

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As always, we begin by asking, who is tonight's authenticator?

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She'll need all the vim and vigour she showed as a pioneer of exciting youth TV programming...

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..all the gumption it took to edit The Independent on Sunday...

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..and all the guts and determination she needed to come fourth on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

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That's right, tonight's authenticator is super-savvy media guru, Janet Street-Porter.

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# Oh, here she comes

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# Watch out, boy, she'll chew you up

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# Whoa, here she comes

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# She's a maneater

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# Whoa, here she comes #

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Janet, thanks for coming.

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-Do I have to wear my glasses for the rest of the show?

-If you want.

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It won't throw me if you take them off. I won't think, "Is she still going to be able to talk?"

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-Do you want me to wear my pants for the whole show?

-Yes.

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-I'll let you into a secret. I've got on last week's pants.

-Are you economising?

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We've been staying in hotels for the last four weeks and I forgot to put a wash on.

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-Can I give you a tip?

-I had to go back into my laundry bag.

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Get shower gel, put them in the bath and jump up and down. Imagine you're making wine.

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It's not quite like making wine - jumping up and down on your pants.

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How will you be helping us?

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I'll provide you and the panel with the information you need to answer tonight's questions.

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Thank you very much. When I think we have an answer, I will do this...

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HEAVENLY CHORUS

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AUDIENCE: Ooh!

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-You're looking quite tanned, Laurence.

-Thank you very much.

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Is that natural? Is that because of all the manual labour you've been doing recently?

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Have you been digging up roads again?

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I've been creosoting the fence and it just sort of over-sprayed.

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-You don't creosote your own fence.

-No, of course I don't! Although, it's cheaper than fake tan.

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Andrew, what have you learnt this week? Anything exciting?

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Erm, I've just got back from doing some gigs in India.

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I tell you what I found out. Top-selling beauty product - skin-lightening cream.

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Cream to make your skin paler. How racist is that?

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I thought, "I've got to give that a try!" I may have overdone it.

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I don't know what the family are going to say when I go back to Trinidad.

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Let's find out who wants to know what.

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Who have we got tonight?

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David... I was going to say, "I get you two mixed up."

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-That's not what I meant.

-LAUGHTER

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That's lovely of you.

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-You know what I mean!

-He's a fine-looking man.

-He is!

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-He

-was

-a fine-looking man.

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It looks like that photo was taken as he was being hit by a car.

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We'll show you the next one. It's tragic!

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Who's next? Vladimir Putin.

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Oh, David Walliams!

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Well, I was going to do a sponsored Kim Jong-il impression, but it looks like you've beaten me to it.

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APPLAUSE

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Oh, Cliff Richard!

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-Sir Cliff Richard now, isn't it?

-Yes.

-Am I right?

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Do you think you'll get, you know, a knighthood?

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-Don't want one.

-Do you not?

-No. What do I want with an honour for? I'm special, anyway.

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I don't need somebody giving me a gong!

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-All right, calm down.

-Shove it!

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Would you want one, Laurence?

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Yes, of course. I think, er...

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-LAUGHTER

-What a foolish question!

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Ooh! It's our first round, ladies and gentlemen. A Famous Face Asks.

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Let's see who wants to know what. Oh, it's Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. What would he like to know?

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Hi, Rhod. As I'm sure you know, not only am I an international popstar,

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and I wouldn't have it any other way,

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but I was also the first man to set foot on the moon.

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So what I want to know is,

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how many times a day does the average person lie?

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How many times does the average person lie?

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-Are you a liar?

-I'm genetically programmed to lie.

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-I inherited it from -

-As a woman, you mean?

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No! AUDIENCE: Ooh!

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I think that was a sad, sad thing that I'll just ignore that.

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I'm programmed to lie because both my parents were liars.

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They told me they were married, and I discovered they weren't

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and I was born out of wedlock.

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You bastard!

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-Are you a liar, Laurence?

-When you get that difficult moment

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when your beloved wife asks you if her bottom looks big in something,

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that is not when you tell the truth.

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Has she got a fat arse, your missus?

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-I told my niece recently that the picture she'd done of me was really good.

-There we are.

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It was absolutely rubbish! Absolutely rubbish. It could've been a lorry.

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-I can understand that!

-But, to be fair, you are quite...

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My nephew was asking me about the Tooth Fairy,

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and I said there's also the Finger Fairy.

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If you sleep with your hand under the pillow,

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it'll take one of your fingers.

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-Why did you tell him that?

-Just to amuse myself.

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-Did it work?

-Yes, he hasn't slept since.

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Let's have a fact, please, Janet, about lying.

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The top lie for a man is, "I didn't have that much to drink."

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The top lie for a woman is,

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"Nothing's wrong, I'm fine."

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See, that's not even a lie! A lie is meant to deceive.

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-Women aren't trying to deceive, they're trying to lure you in.

-They're sending a message.

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That's a statement. For goodness sake!

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They're not lying. That's not a woman's lie.

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Women lie every time they put on makeup.

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-That is an interesting one.

-You're not getting away with that!

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Wonderbras, that's a lie. Makeup, wigs... It's all lies.

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They have those man things now you can get

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that hold all your moobs in and pull up your bits.

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Can you, Greg?

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Have you got another fact for us?

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"Fact - your nose swells up like Pinocchio when you lie.

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"Erectile tissues in your nose fill up with blood.

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"This is why some people scratch their noses when they're lying."

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-That is a tell. That is a leak, a tell, a physical leak.

-Yes.

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I've never seen it particularly swell. Have you noticed that?

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You've seen it physically get bigger, Lloyd?

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No, I agree with Janet.

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If you think of famous liars, a lot of them have big noses.

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Like, erm... Like she said, Pinocchio. Er...

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-Yes, and all those other famous liars!

-Wait!

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-Barry Manilow.

-How is Barry Manilow a liar?

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One of his songs is called "I Write the Songs"

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and it was written by a guy called Bruce Johnston.

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D'you know like with lying generally,

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if I said to you,

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-"Would you take a million quid -"

-Yes.

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-"..a one-off fee..."

-Definitely.

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"..a one-off fee of £1 million if you could never lie again",

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and there was some kind of sign, so if you lied,

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a buzzer would go off and your nose would flash, would you take it?

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-A one-off fee, Laurence, never to lie again.

-Goodness, no.

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Lying's far too much fun. It would have to be a lot more than £1 million.

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I'm not sure if this is a reflection of your attitude to lying or just how much money you've got.

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It could go either way.

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-Andrew, would you?

-Yes.

-Would you?

-£1 million is quite useful.

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But you'd have this thing on your head, flashing every time you told a lie.

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Do you know what I would do with the million? I'd buy a hat.

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LAUGHTER

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Let's have another fact.

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"Modern technology can make it harder to lie.

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"One woman caught her husband cheating on her

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"when she saw his car parked outside her friend's house on Google Street View

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"when he was supposed to be away on business."

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-Do you worry about CCTV and Google Earth?

-I hate it.

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I don't worry about it.

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If you haven't got anything to hide, you've nothing to worry about.

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It's interesting you say that, because we've got a picture of you

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somewhere where I'm not sure you were supposed to be.

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LAUGHTER

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That was you coming out of, clearly, the ladies' toilet.

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Anyone could do that. It's a simple, honest mistake.

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-Anyone else done that?

-I'd probably hold it in rather than use a ladies,

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but I have used disabled toilets if the men's are out of order.

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I used it in a service station. I came out and the man working there was stood waiting for me.

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He said, "Those toilets are for the disabled." I said, "I am." He said, "What's your disability?"

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He said, "I have extremely poor hand-eye coordination."

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"That's not a disability." I said, "Tell me that after you've seen how much piss I've left on the floor."

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You're saying, Lloyd, that that was just an error, was it?

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-An honest mistake.

-Really? Let's have a look.

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Oh!

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And again.

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-I don't know what you're laughing at, Greg.

-What?!

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That's a Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet.

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-I'm entitled to have a little lunch.

-You are.

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12.21. Back in.

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And then he comes out. 12.35.

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12.44.

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You can't get away with anything!

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I read somewhere that you lied to one of your husbands

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and then ended up locked in the boot of somebody's car.

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It was shocking! It was husband number...three.

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I was making a TV show up in Carlisle

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and I said I couldn't come home for the weekend because I was working,

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and then I secretly flew down to London to...

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I was having a dirty weekend with a rock guitarist.

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We went somewhere for dinner. I walked in and there was my husband sitting in the restaurant.

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And that's when I turned and ran and got in the car boot.

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-Why did you get in the boot?

-I panicked!

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Look at me! I'm over six foot.

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I couldn't stand on a street corner and pretend I was a lamppost, could I?!

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Ever been caught lying, Lloyd?

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-I've been caught out.

-Have you?

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When I was young, I went round my next-door neighbour's

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and he had a collection of Star Wars figures I was very envious of.

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And he went to leave the room to use the toilet,

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I tucked my trousers into my socks and filled my trousers with his Star Wars toys.

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-How did you get caught out?

-I had a bloody Millennium Falcon down the back of my pants!

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It was about this big!

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Janet, are we any closer to getting any answer on how many times a day we lie?

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According to Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist from the University of California,

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"People lie once or twice a day

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"or in one out of about every three conversations

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"that last ten minutes or longer."

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-I will take that as an answer.

-HEAVENLY CHORUS

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So, Robin, you asked how many times a day does the average person lie

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and the answer is one or two times a day.

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The bigger the lie, the more believable it is.

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At least, that's what The Saturdays told me, Greg and Lloyd in bed this morning.

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I'm going to give that round to Andrew.

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Next up, it's my quick-fire round, The Audience Asks.

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I'll try and get through as many questions as I can before we hear this noise...

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JANET: "Get on with it!"

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You don't get the answer button. There's no time for that.

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-You just get this bell.

-"DING" RESONATES

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Who have we got first? Julie Sloan. Where are you, Julie? Hello.

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-What's your question?

-If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be?

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I'd be a zebra and I'd keep rolling myself over the self-service checkout.

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BELL DINGS

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Maeve Doherty. Where's Maeve Doherty?

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-Hello.

-Hiya.

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-What's your question?

-Why is it necessary to nail down a coffin lid?

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-In case they drop the coffin?

-I think so.

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If you drop the coffin, you don't want to see your relative go, "Buuuh!"

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Maybe it's because dead people are buried with jewellery

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and they're worried someone will break in and take it.

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If you've gone as far as digging them up and getting the coffin out,

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you're not going to go, "There's a couple of nails in that."

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APPLAUSE

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I think the answer is Greg's thing, to stop the body falling out.

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-George Barnes. Where's George? Right up at the back. Hello.

-Hello.

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-What's your question?

-Do Spanish people get sick when they drink their own water?

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Have you got a story to tell?

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-What happened to you when you drank the water?

-You don't want to know. Seriously!

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He was 40 stone before he went to Spain.

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The water in Spain is perfectly drinkable, isn't it?

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-You have to drink bottled water.

-Not in public toilets!

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-What happened?

-Well, I was desperate for a drink,

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-so I just went into a public toilet and...

-Stuck your head down the pan?

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..filled the sink up and went at it like a dog.

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Never a good sentence in any context, that!

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You lapped it?

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I've got a big head, so I couldn't fit under the tap.

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-And you lapped it like a dog?

-Next time you're in a public toilet,

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rather than filling up a revolting sink and going at it like a dog,

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why didn't you just do this...

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Or are your hands too big to get in there, as well?

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Sit down!

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Who is next?

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Oh! Maureen Breen!

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Where are you, Maureen Breen?

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-What would you like to know?

-Why do you say "cheese" when getting your photo taken?

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You could actually...

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It's because when you say "cheese", your face makes the look of a smile.

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-It is.

-You can say any word with a double "E" in it,

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so Maureen Breen would be perfect.

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-BELL DINGS

-Very true! "Maureen Breen"!

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That is true. "Maureen Breen"!

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Er, Tracey Bell. Where are you? Hello, Tracey.

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I would like to know, how hard would it be to eat

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if God had put your mouth above your eyes?

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Do you really want to know that, Tracey?

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I tell you what would be really hard, it would be hard to do the train thing on kids.

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"Here comes the train. Open wide!"

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You'd have to go, "It's turned into a helicopter!"

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If you were in a Chinese restaurant and you weren't very good at using chopsticks...

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-It wouldn't be any different.

-You'd take a bloody eye out!

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-BELL DINGS

-It'd be difficult with chopsticks.

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Marie O'Brien, what's your question?

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Since we own some of the banks, should we decide which uniforms the staff should wear?

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Why do you want to choose what they wear?

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-It's our chance to get some revenge on them.

-Revenge!

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We want them to pay up, don't we?

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Yes, but if you can have a laugh at them, as well, it's a bonus.

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-You want to see them wear comedy outfits?

-Yes.

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When you're asking for a mortgage and you've got a guy with a shoe on his head?

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-Would that make you happy?

-"The Bank of Shoe".

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Are you labouring under the misapprehension

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the whole banking crisis was brought on by the bloke behind the desk in HSBC?

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-Yes, I think it's a good idea...

-"Get on with it!"

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Ohh!

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That sound meant that we are out of time.

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I'm going to award that round to...

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-..Greg, because I thought he did very well.

-Eh?

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So the Queen. We've never had a question from the Queen before.

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-It's quite exciting.

-Try it.

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Well, I did know that because I got a copy of it

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from my good friend Rupert Murdoch.

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I've got a copy of your email here. It says,

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"Dear Philip, the Indian Ambassador is coming to dinner tomorrow, so best take your pictures down."

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Brucie, Brucie, Brucie... I'm going to pass Brucie over for Wonder Woman.

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Well, Wonder Woman, I have, but I think you're getting on a bit now.

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I enjoyed watching you take on evil in the '70s,

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but I don't want to spend two hours watching you fight the menopause.

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APPLAUSE

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I went to Elton John's 50th as Wonder Woman.

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I had that whole outfit, with the little whippy thing, the big double wig.

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But I hadn't realised it was just a pair of pants, basically.

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What was Elton's 50th like? I never mix in these circles.

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I wore these big platform soles, so I was taller even, about six-eight,

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and all the men that I danced with were at crotch level. It was an unfortunate evening.

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You should've told them to stand up.

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Oh, look, it's our next round, The World Asks.

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Let's see who wants to know what.

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It's an Antarctic researcher. What would they like to know?

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Hi, Rhod. Down here in Antarctica, we hear lots of unusual sounds,

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which made me wonder, what's the most annoying noise?

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I'd be well annoyed if I'd just lost my balloon.

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They've just been on their own too long.

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They've been stuck there for a couple of years,

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they've heard a camera's coming, and he says, "I'll do the speaking" and his mate's gone,

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"I'll let go of a balloon in the background!

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"It'll be mental! It'll be mental!"

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Can you see what you can find out, Janet, about the most annoying noise?

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OK. What's this? Hang on!

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It turns out that a poll by Sky Talk in 2007

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voted the most annoying celebrity voice...

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..as me! LAUGHTER

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Second was Ruby Wax and then David Beckham.

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How dare they? No taste.

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Do you feel quite... Do you like it when that happens?

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I can't hear my own voice, can I? It comes out of my head and it's out there!

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-Can you hear your voice?

-I can hear my voice, yes.

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I don't know what my voice sounds like.

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Start talking and then go like that...

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What do you find annoying, Greg?

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The obvious thing, a baby's laugh... A baby's laugh?!

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LAUGHTER DROWNS OUT SPEECH

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The sound of a baby enjoying itself!

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-It grates on all of us!

-I hate their cry, though.

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I've got two nieces, and they're lovely, but it's such an awful noise.

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I'd do anything to shut them up when they start.

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What you want to do is sellotape one of those party streamers to their mouth,

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so every time they cry, it goes, "Buh-buh!

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Do you not think that would be more annoying?

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It's a bit of a party atmosphere.

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Andrew, what noise do you find irritating?

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It's all context, isn't it? Any noise, if I'm trying to sleep.

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Like, if I'm on a long-haul flight,

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I can never sleep and I resent people who can

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to the extent that I'll wait three hours into the journey,

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once everyone's had something to eat, they're having a sleep,

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and I'll duck down and make this noise...

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HE SCREECHES

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All the babies on the plane hear me and they join in.

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When I was a kid,

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I developed the most annoying noise of all time.

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I used to do trials with my sister to see how long she could stand it.

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-What was it?

-I have to do it up close.

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-All right.

-Let him.

-You can do it to me if you want.

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-I bet you won't last for five seconds.

-I bet I will.

-Put a clock on this.

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-Look straight ahead.

-I haven't got a clock.

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Look straight ahead. Straight ahead.

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HE MUMBLES

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It's not the noise!

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It's not the noise!

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What do you find the most annoying noise?

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-I hate when you go on the quiet coach on the train and people start talking.

-Yes.

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I do this thing now, while they're on their phone, I go up and go,

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"It's the quiet coach! Q-U-I-E-T!"

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While we're on the subject, when you're on Virgin trains, was is this noise...?

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"Muh-mep! Muh-mep! Muh-mep!"

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Randomly, every 12 minutes, "Muh-mep!"

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I'm just falling off... Yeah, Branson, I'm coming for you!

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I'm just falling asleep. "Muh-mep! Muh-mep!"

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I asked a guard once. I said, "What's that noise for?" He went...

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What about the noise that, by law, they have to have on all vehicles when reversing?

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It goes, "Vehicle reversing! Vehicle reversing!"

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-"Muh-mep!

-Like you can't spot a lorry about to run you down!

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You say that, but David Dickinson would've enjoyed it.

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-Let's have another fact.

-OK.

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Bagpipes are the Marmite of the music world, so here's an unusual take on them. Check this out.

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HE PLAYS TRADITIONAL TUNE

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It's all been downhill for Bob Hoskins since the BT adverts.

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That is a goat bagpipe.

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-Is it dead?

-ALL TALK AT ONCE

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Stop it!

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What, you think the bloody goat's still alive?

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-It could be alive, couldn't it?

-How could it be alive?

0:24:560:24:59

My wife can play a spaniel just like that.

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-So to speak!

-So to speak.

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-The spaniel comes to no harm.

-She plays the spaniel!

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-Blows down the nose. It's all terribly amusing.

-Down the nose!

-Exactly.

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She turned him round pretty quickly when you came in the room!

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-How dare you!

-APPLAUSE

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-Are we any closer to an answer?

-I've got an answer.

-Go on.

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According to Environmental Protection UK,

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the noise from neighbours is the most annoying.

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-That's the thing that most people in Britain find annoying.

-Noisy neighbours.

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-I will take that as an answer.

-HEAVENLY CHORUS

0:25:350:25:38

Antarctic researcher asked, "what's the most annoying noise?" The answer is noisy neighbours.

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I think one of the most disturbing noises is when you overhear animals making love.

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Lloyd used to be kept up all night by a couple of foxes having sex,

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until I cut his broadband off.

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I'm going to award that round to... Lloyd.

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We've got through nearly all our questions, but we have time for one more,

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which is Our Special Guest Asks round.

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Laurence, do you have a question for us?

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I'd like to know, it's reasonably topical,

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what is the easiest Olympic event to win a medal in?

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-Can you see what you can find out for us, Janet?

-Yes.

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-What would you do, Greg?

-Any kind of winter sport, really.

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Anything that involves going down a hill without doing anything whatsoever.

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-The luge?

-The luge springs to mind with me.

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-You could literally put a walrus on a luge and push him down.

-Yes.

-And he'd probably do quite well.

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-I've got some film of bobsleighs.

-Yes.

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The bobsleigh looks like a dangerous sport in more ways than one, so check this out.

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GERMAN COMMENTARY

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-It's quite erotic, isn't it?

-They're British!

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-It actually is a bit.

-It is!

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-You know what that German commentary is?

-What?

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"I went into their dressing room and I unpicked her costume.

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"Hopefully, I'm going to get to see a nice big, ripe ass."

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"Let's see if we can reap the reward!"

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Where did that happen?

0:27:260:27:28

-Er...

-On a mountain.

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I imagine it was the Winter Olympic in Split!

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-LAUGHTER

-Well done!

0:27:330:27:36

-I'm surprised she's wearing a thong.

-I'm surprised she was!

-Was she worried about her VPL?

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I don't know why I'm surprised. I suppose you want to carry as little weight as possible.

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-Either that or -

-Suddenly you're an expert on women's underwear! This is fascinating!

0:27:460:27:52

-Are you surprised?

-Do you think women choose their underwear on the basis of what it weighs?

0:27:520:27:57

-The thong isn't -

-I don't like thongs.

-If I said, "What is she wearing?"

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you wouldn't go for "thong".

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Has she got a peephole bra at the top? I doubt it.

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Andrew, what would you think you've got a best shot in?

0:28:070:28:10

Probably the trampoline. Not because I think I would have any chance,

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just because if you've got to spend eight months doing something,

0:28:150:28:19

jumping up and down is quite fun.

0:28:190:28:22

How hard can a high jump be?

0:28:220:28:24

This lady gives it a try. Let's take a look.

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Oh!

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Oh, no! LAUGHTER DROWNS OUT SPEECH

0:28:370:28:41

-That's terrible.

-That is terrible.

0:28:420:28:45

To be fair, she could've taken her sunglasses off!

0:28:450:28:49

-That was why she didn't see it!

-That's awesome.

0:28:490:28:51

That was a textbook high jump. She just went too early.

0:28:510:28:56

-Janet, do you have a fact for us?

-This picture is of the bizarre sport of chess boxing,

0:28:560:29:01

which is a bit like the ultimate test of brains and brawn.

0:29:010:29:04

The winner will either beat his opponent by checkmate

0:29:040:29:08

or knockout.

0:29:080:29:10

-So they box and play chess.

-OK.

0:29:100:29:13

I think it's quite a good idea, combining sports.

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I have, just to finish the show, I've come up with a combined sport myself.

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-Have you, Rhod?

-I have.

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Normally, we go to the lab, but this week,

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we are going to the ring.

0:29:260:29:30

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the main event!

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It's fight night! It's the one they're calling the Feudio in the Studio,

0:29:380:29:44

that Brawl To End Them All, the Clash of the Tit Ends!

0:29:440:29:48

In the red corner,

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after breaking four sets of industrial scales,

0:29:500:29:53

his weight's finally estimated at 900 pounds,

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taking time out from fighting a losing battle against cholesterol,

0:29:580:30:02

a mad, bad Goliath, with no bottom, it's the Dark Destroyer of Buffets,

0:30:020:30:09

Greg Davies!

0:30:090:30:13

And in the blue corner, weighing in at 165 pounds,

0:30:140:30:20

from South Wales, the frozen-faced assassin,

0:30:200:30:23

he's the third-prettiest woman in Port Talbot,

0:30:230:30:26

Lloyd 'Ladyboy' Langford!

0:30:260:30:31

Ladies and gentlemen... Take the mic away and I will explain the rules

0:30:310:30:35

of the innovative sport you're about to see.

0:30:350:30:38

Think Gladiators meets The Only Way is Essex.

0:30:380:30:41

It's a combination of wrestling and male grooming.

0:30:410:30:45

Competitors must use one hand behind your back

0:30:450:30:48

and you have to remove as many hot-wax strips as you can from your opponent.

0:30:480:30:52

-Lloyd 'Ladyboy' Langford, are you ready?

-Yes.

0:30:520:30:55

-Greg 'The Destroyer of Buffets', are you ready?

-I'm so ready.

0:30:550:30:58

Ring the bell! And we're off.

0:30:580:31:00

Round one.

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GREG SCREAMS

0:31:030:31:06

-They're lively!

-Go for the red! Get the red!

0:31:080:31:12

Stick it in the bucket. The old look-away-and-grab from Ladyboy.

0:31:140:31:18

SCREECHING

0:31:180:31:20

Get in, Langford!

0:31:200:31:22

Oh!

0:31:220:31:24

-WHISTLE

-Penalty.

0:31:270:31:28

Penalty against Lloyd for trying to pull Greg's leotard off. Please raise your arm.

0:31:280:31:33

ALL: Ooh!

0:31:330:31:36

You get to do it in a minute.

0:31:360:31:39

-Hold your arm up, Lloyd.

-GROANING

0:31:390:31:42

-Go.

-Quickly.

0:31:420:31:44

Never cross me, Langford!

0:31:440:31:47

GREG SCREAMS

0:31:470:31:49

Oh!

0:31:490:31:51

And waxle!

0:31:530:31:56

What's this?!

0:31:560:31:58

LAUGHTER

0:31:580:32:01

Awesome from the Ladyboy!

0:32:010:32:03

Lloyd's been training for this!

0:32:070:32:10

I was only told about it this afternoon!

0:32:100:32:12

Oh!

0:32:120:32:14

LLOYD SCREECHES

0:32:150:32:18

Get them in the bucket.

0:32:220:32:24

RHOD BHLOWS WHISTLE

0:32:240:32:26

Ring the bell! That is it!

0:32:260:32:29

-How many for Greg 'the Destroyer of Buffets'?

-Eight.

0:32:300:32:34

-Laurence, how many for Lloyd 'Ladyboy' Langford?

-Five.

0:32:340:32:37

The winner is Greg 'the Dark Destroyer of Buffets'!

0:32:370:32:41

-CHEERING

-Let's have you in for a photoshoot.

0:32:410:32:45

I'll go in the middle. You two kneel. Here's the trophy.

0:32:450:32:49

Could everybody get a hand on the cup, please?

0:32:490:32:53

Ladies and gentlemen, the inaugural champion, Greg Davies, 'the Dark Destroyer of Buffets'!

0:32:530:32:59

What a short-lived victory that turned out to be!

0:33:090:33:13

Janet, do you have an answer on what is the easiest Olympic event to win?

0:33:130:33:16

OK, according to leading sport scientist, Dr Peter Davis,

0:33:160:33:20

although there are no easy Olympic sports,

0:33:200:33:22

the easy one to win a medal in is shooting.

0:33:220:33:26

His research took into account numerous athletic factors,

0:33:260:33:29

such as endurance, speed and physical durability.

0:33:290:33:34

I will take that as an answer.

0:33:340:33:37

-HEAVENLY CHORUS

-Thank you.

0:33:370:33:40

That's pretty much it for tonight.

0:33:400:33:43

People of Britain, if you've got a question, tweet...

0:33:430:33:47

Thanks to Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen,

0:33:470:33:49

Andrew Lawrence, Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford!

0:33:490:33:55

And, of course, our authenticator, Janet Street-Porter!

0:33:550:33:58

I'm Rhod Gilbert, you can ask me literally anything. Goodnight.

0:33:580:34:02

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0:34:080:34:12

Janet Street-Porter, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Andrew Lawrence join Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford in the comedic search for answers to some more of the world's most intriguing questions.


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