Would I Lie To You?: Dan Walker shares Pelé story
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Dan Walker, 43, has always had a bit of a thing for eggs – poached eggs to be exact – and it’s a passion that’s landed him in a prestigious club, the Egg Club. From what was just a “silly blog post” has since grown to a fully fledged cult, and it seems after his stint on Would I Lie To You? on Monday night, he had an influx of new member requests.
Since last night’s #WILTY I have been pummelled with requests to enter #EggClub
Taking to his social media platforms, he announced he had over 600 people wanting to become members of the group.
“Since last night’s #WILTY I have been pummelled with requests to enter #EggClub,” he penned on Instagram.
“About 600 and counting…
“As our secretary, Graham, and the other 15 members will testify, we only accept applications at the weekend – even if you’re related to a board member. Happy poaching.”
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He also shared screenshots of fan requests on Twitter, before replying to a few members who had been removed from the club due to a breach of the rules.
One viewer mentioned they had been trying to gain access for ages after being booted out for a chipped plate – because, of course, presentation is everything.
“@mrdanwalker Just watching #WILTY. Great day when I was accepted into #EggClub, even if it was only for 5 minutes (cruelly chucked out again because of a chipped plate), membership to such an exclusive club was great whilst it lasted! Will keep trying! #FormerMemberNo5,” they wrote.
Dan was impressed with the dedication, replying: “That’s the spirit #EggClub #Standards.”
Another revealed they too had been kicked out: “I served a ban in Feb 2018 for a chipped plate and in accepting my ban with good grace Mr Walker called me ‘the spirit of Egg Club’. I served the said ban and reapplied once I was allowed. Thankfully I made it in. Member #0016.”
It was one rejection to remember apparently, as Dan responded: “Great memories #EggClub.”
It comes after the BBC Breakfast host left the panel and viewers in shock with his story about stopping legendary footballer Pelé from signing his kit bag because he was worried it would “ruin it”.
Rob Brydon, David Mitchell and Lee Mack were bowled over by the admission, with the latter believing it was a lie.
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Dan appeared alongside fellow contestants Sara Pascoe, Nicola Coughlan and Mr Motivator, and during his turn in the Home Truths round of the show, which sees panelists read out a statement about themselves leaving the opposing team to decide whether it’s true or false, he left them all stumped.
He recalled the Brazilian sports star was halfway through writing his autograph when he asked him to stop.
Introducing his true or false statement, Dan produced a green sport bag and read out: “This is my sports bag and half way through signing it, I told Pele to put his pen down because I thought he was ruining it,” he said.
“The reason I didn’t want him to sign it was because I wanted to use it in the gym.”
The audience gasped while the panel seemed a little confused, as he pointed out only half of his signature was visible on the side of the kit.
While Lee and his team were adamant that the story was a lie, Dan shocked everyone when he revealed the truth.
The panel were left with their mouths wide open when Dan announced the story to be true, with viewers watching at home branding him “mental” for turning down a world-class autograph.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am and Would I Lie To You? airs Mondays at 8.30pm on BBC One.
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