Would I Lie To You? is a British comedy panel show. The teams compete as each player reveals unusual facts and embarrassing personal tales for the evaluation of the opposing team. Some of these are true, some are not, and it is the panellists' task to decide which is which.
Sometimes a contestant will read out a statement and then under questioning reveal further information which sounds implausible. Nevertheless, the original statement turns out to be 'true'.
Are contestants allowed to tell lies under questioning to make the 'truth' sound more implausible? Or do they always have to tell the truth when questioned about a 'truth'?
Here, Bob Mortimer claims to have broken into a witch's house in his childhood. He then claims under questioning that there was a small horse in the front room. This seems implausible, and the opposing team deemed the original statement to be a lie. But it is the 'truth'.
So, taking this as an example, do contestants always have to tell the truth when discussing the truth? I am excluding Mortimerian quirks such as making up or deliberately misremembering the names of the people in the story.