Think you can worm your way out of paying the TV Licence? You’re going to need to up your excuses game, because there are some doozies this year.
The organisation responsible for collecting TV Licensing money has revealed 10 of the best excuses they have received in the past year from people who’ve been caught out watching TV without a licence.
From a woman in East London claiming that she doesn’t have to pay because she’s “Prince Harry’s girlfriend” to a person from Liverpool saying she only kept a copy of Radio Times on her chair “to remind me of what I’m missing”, Brits can be remarkably inventive when it comes to dodging £147.
“I am not paying for my licence now the BBC are showing porn,” one viewer fumed. “Gary Lineker in the nude on Match of the Day – disgusting!”
Topping the charts though is this from a woman in Bonnyrigg in Scotland: “Sorry I can’t buy a licence because I’m giving CPR to my goldfish.”
Yes, TV Licensing laws mean you have to have a licence to watch shows either live or via catch-up on iPlayer. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching via a laptop, phone or TV box, you still need to pay. That includes shows you’ve downloaded via iPlayer.
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