Would we lie to you? – true or false celebrity quiz

As Would I Lie to You? returns to BBC1, we challenge you to call our bluff on stars ranging from Jenna-Louise Coleman to Benedict Cumberbatch...

The new series of Would I Lie to You? is starting tonight at 8:30pm on BBC1… and it’s got us in the mood for telling some porkies ourselves. We’ve scrabbled around for some strange celebrity facts, and fabricated a few of our own – all you have to do is guess which is which…


1. Sarah Millican once weed on the passenger seat of her car when she was stuck in a traffic jam.

2. Hugh Bonneville is set to do a nude scene in the next series of Downton Abbey.

3. Benedict Cumberbatch’s first acting role was playing a girl in Half a Sixpence…

4. One more Cumberfact? We know you love them… Benny C’s dad appeared in the Downton Abbey as the judge who sentenced Bates.

5. Star Trek superfan and current Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman can speak fluent Klingon.

6. Among her many other skills, Silver Linings Playbook actress Jennifer Lawrence can skin squirrels.

7. Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth can play Chopsticks on the piano using just his toes.

8. Pitch Perfect’s Rebel Wilson decided to pursue an acting career after contracting malaria and hallucinating that she was an Oscar winning actress.

9. Miranda Hart once fell out of a train toilet with her knickers around her ankles.

10. Matt Smith’s favourite word is ‘snuggle’.

11. Former 007 Pierce Brosnan has more than acting and (an okay) singing voice up his sleeve. The star used to work as a fire-eater in a circus.

12. Would I Lie To You?’s front man Rob Brydon’s middle name is Bryn, the name of his much-loved Gavin & Stacey character.

13. A young and unknown BGT judge Amanda Holden was once rejected on Cilla Black’s Blind Date.

14. Star of Sherlock and The Hobbit Martin Freeman truly believed he had magical powers until the age of 18.

15. From one man with magical powers to another… Colin Morgan always carries around a Lego figure of Merlin for good luck.


Would I Lie To You? starts tonight at 8:30pm on BBC1