Martin Lewis the Money Saving Expert decides “It's time to spread my wings” as he embarks on new venture

Martin Lewis admits he's nervous ahead of new show debut

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert
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The Money Saving Expert is stepping out of his comfort zone for new show.

Martin Lewis has confirmed he's nervous ahead of starring on a comedy panel show.

The 48-year-old journalist turned television presenter is used to advising members of the public on ways they can save money or avoid scams but he's revealed he's signed himself up to do something completely different.

Stepping out of his comfort zone, an anxious Martin uploaded a selfie sat in the back of a cab and captioned it, "I'm a little nervous. I'm on my way to record an episode of #WouldILieToYou. I've never done a#comedypanel show before.

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He continued, "But I thought with all the crap going on right now, it was time to have a little bit of fun and spread my wings. #Gulp."

The BBC One comedy panel show Would I Lie to You? features two teams of four celebrities who go head to head by taking it in turns to reveal unusual facts and sharing embarrassing stories - some of which are true.

But it's down to the opposing team to determine what is true and what is fiction. Each correct guess earns the team one point but if the team get it wrong, the point goes to the opposite team.

And fans have been lending their moral support to Martin before joining the show, which stars Lee Mack, Rob Brydon and David Mitchell.

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One fan wrote, "You’ll be great, you are such a quick thinker, can’t wait for air date, keep us posted!" A second added, "It’s a brilliant show and you’re brilliant on TV, you’ll do great." But a third fan warned, "We will see thru your lies!"

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Meanwhile Martin has been dishing out plenty of good advice during lockdown, and recently he’s been discussing interest rates.

During an appearance onThe Emma Barnett Showon BBC Radio 5Live, he explained where people could find his “best buy” option.

He spoke about the current top paying interest rates on easy access savings, and how to ensure security on variable rate products.

He said, “The best place to save easy access right now is also the safest place to save easy access.

“I don’t say that often, in fact, it’s the first time I’ve said it in the 20-odd years that I have been the Money Saving Expert.

“And, not only is it the best place to save but the second best place to save and the third best place to save.”

Selina Maycock
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Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.