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Chrissie Swan reveals her exciting new TV gig: “I’m honoured and thrilled to be involved"

We're thrilled to be seeing a lot more of Chrissie on our TV screens!

By Alana Mazzoni
Chrissie Swan has been a staple on Australian radio and television for nearly two decades, and now, the beloved mother-of-three has landed herself a brand new gig.
The radio host and Celebrity MasterChef star will return to Aussie TV screens next year to host Would I Lie To You?, a panel show that's become a huge sensation in the UK.
The radio host and Celebrity MasterChef star will host Would I lie To You?, a panel show that's become a sensation in Britain. (Image: Ten)
"Being trusted to host Would I Lie To You? is a dream come true," Chrissie told The Daily Telegraph.
"There's nothing I love more than listening to interesting people tell amazing and unbelievable stories. I have no poker face and am extremely gullible, so the host role is a perfect fit."
Chrissie's role is to direct two teams, captained by comedians Chris Taylor and Frank Woodley, as they reveal unusual facts and tell embarrassing stories (some of which are completely made up).
"I have no poker face and am extremely gullible, so the host role is a perfect fit," Chrissie admitted.
The hugely successful show has spanned 14 seasons on the BBC in the UK, with comedian Rob Brydon at the helm and captained by Lee Mack and David Mitchell.
"I'm honoured and thrilled to be involved in such a longstanding and beloved format. Let the games begin," Chrissie said.
Chrissie is still buzzing from her appearance on Celebrity MasterChef, where she bombed out on Sunday night's episode after making a triple-layer coconut cake, which she had made for her family before.
Speaking with Ten Play, Chrissie revealed that the pressure was too much, and she didn't anticipate how the fast-paced nature of the famous kitchen would stifle her.
"That was the most unexpected part - how much pressure there was," she said. "Stuff got very real, very quickly… It was incredibly nerve-racking."
She also thought the recipe would be a perfect fit for the challenge but learned the hard way that she didn't have enough time to execute her vision.
Chrissie is still buzzing from her appearance on Celebrity MasterChef, where she bombed out on Sunday night's episode. (Image: Ten)
"I think cooking to time was the hardest part of being on Celebrity MasterChef. I hadn't really thought too much about it, so I was really surprised at how flexible I am in terms of timing when I'm cooking because I do it for fun, and for the enjoyment.
"I never ever have once cooked to a time limit. So, if I had my time again, I'd probably practice that a bit more," she said.
Even though she wasn't able to win money for her Aboriginal-led organisation Opening The Doors Foundation, she still loved her time in the kitchen and wouldn't change her experience for the world.
"It was a dream come true, I love the show and I love to cook. I'd lost hope that they would do a celebrity version and that I'd never ever get the chance, so when they reprised the format my hand was straight up," she told Ten Play.

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