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News: Watch The (Almost) Complete Works Of Bob Mortimer On Would I Lie To You?

On the first episode of the new series of Would I Lie To You? last week a clip of Bob Mortimer's claim that he cracks an egg into his bath following Chris Rea's advice went viral.

Mortimer fan Chris Rubery tweeted: "At some point Would I Lie To You? is going to do an hour long compilation episode of Bob Mortimer's bits, and it will be the highest rated tv show of all time."

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News: Bob Mortimer's Chris Rea Story On Would I Lie To You? Goes Viral

Bob Mortimer's latest appearance on Would I Lie To You? has made everyone who saw it smile.

Mortimer claimed that he cracks an egg in the bath because it's what musician Chris Rea did once for him after they had been recording a single together for their beloved Middlesbrough FC.

The appearance set social media alight.

Journalist Janine Gibson tweeted: "Everything’s terrible, there’s honestly little nicer than watching Bob Mortimer tell a story"

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News: BBC Recommissions Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, and Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, has announced the recommission of hit series Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

Airing on BBC Two earlier this summer, it will return next year along with a second series of The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan.

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News: Bob Mortimer – "I would most likely have gone down in Southampton"

Bob Mortimer has talked about how close he was to having a heart attack onstage in 2015.

In an interview with The Big Issue to promote his new series Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing he said it was discovered that 95% of his arteries were blocked. He had to have a triple heart bypass and postpone the first leg of his 25th anniversary tour with Vic Reeves.

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TV: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, BBC2

Let's be honest about this. If Gone Fishing did not feature comedy titans Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse it would probably not be going out on BBC2 on a Wednesday evening. In fact if it was made at all without them it would be lucky to get an airing on  – insert obscure digital channel name here – in the afternoon. The languid pace, the beautiful scenery, two elderly men discussing their heart operations. This is afternoon telly catnip. Not so much The Fast Show as The Extremely Slow Show.

TV: Vic & Bob's Big Night Out, BBC2

First of all it is brilliant to see Vic and Bob back doing what they do best. Being complete and utter tits with a reimagining of the show where it all started, Big Night Out. This BBC version is said to be the show they wanted to make for C4 all those years ago. The trouble is that if they had made this show back then I'm not sure if I'd have been as seduced by them as I was.

News: Are You Feline Generous? Bob Mortimer Auctions Cat Print For Charity

Comedian Bob Mortimer has teamed up with Cats Protection to auction a one-off signed print to help the charity raise much-needed funds.
 
The A1 sized artwork will be sold on eBay, with the three-day auction kicking off at midday on Friday 24 November.
 

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News: Vic Reeves Joins Celebrity Masterchef Line-Up

Jim Moir, alias comedian Vic Reeves, is to take part in the next series of BBC1's Celebrity MasterChef. 

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be returning to judge twenty celebrity contestants, comparing their culinary skills in their hunt to single out one champion.

The full list of contestants is:

News: Vic And Bobs Big Night Out – New Series?

Could the BBC's rebooted Big Night Out be more than just one reunion episode?

Beyond The Joke has heard that when the show was filmed last night at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden it was referred to as a "pilot" rather than a "one-off reunion". There has been speculation that if it all works out a series could follow.

News: Contestants Announced For Taskmaster Series 5

The five contestants have been announced for the fifth series of Taskmaster.

They are Nish Kumar, Sally Phillips, Bob Mortimer, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson. 

Meanwhile Noel Fielding has been crowned champion of Taskmaster Series 4, due in part to thwacking a Babybel a remarkable distance with a snooker cue.

The fifth series will air later this year on Dave, overseen as ever by Greg Davies and Alex Horne.

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