Susan Calman, the host of STV’s brand new quiz show The Lie, has admitted the show caused a few lovers’ tiffs, as the couples playing rowed over the right answers to give in a bid to win the £10,000 jackpot.
Scottish comic Susan heads up the brand new programme which kicks off on STV on Monday March 31 at 8pm for eight episodes, and sees couples teaming up against other couples, to try to outwit each other.
And with unique twist on the format of the traditional quiz show, things soon got troublesome for the competitors...
“In The Lie there’s no question. You have to spot a lie in a series of statements, so it’s not a traditional game show, but you can play along at home as you would any other show,” Susan explained.
“I think that makes it a bit harder. In the back of your mind you think, ‘Are they trying to trick me?’”
Before long, the teams were on the edge as they tried desperately to get the right – or should that be wrong? – answer.
“They got competitive because it’s couples that play and sometimes there were disagreements between the couples about how they should play the game. It’s a £10,000 jackpot, so it’s a lot of money they’re playing for.
“I think afterwards there might have been some recriminations.
“If you watch the show occasionally someone might have been unhappy with their partner’s decision!”
Check out the video above to see what else Susan had to say about The Lie, which begins on STV on Monday March 31 at 8pm for eight episodes.