Lee Mack reveals extreme measures behind scenes of The 1% Club to keep contestants guessing after NTA win | The Sun

LEE Mack has admitted ITV bosses have a strict ban on who sees the questions on The 1% Club.

The comic has detailed the extreme measures taken behind scenesto keep contestants from guessing the answers.

Speaking to The Sun after Lee picked up a National Television Award for Best Quiz Show, he said: "The blokes who make it, they spend their lives working on it, this is definitely for them. I just host the thing.

"It's quite a hard show to make. I'm one of the few people that's allowed to see the questions in rehearsal.

"In fact, even in rehearsal the cameramen, the sound crew can't.

"They're so secretive they blank out the questions when we're on set.


This is what Lee Mack said about Jill Scott at the National Television Awards

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"So only me and the producers who sit in the room are the ones who see the actual questions.

"That's when I have a little play along."

Lee, 55, came under fire at the NTAs for his cheeky joke on stage about Lioness Jill Scott after she presented him the gong.

He joked: "To receive a sex toy like this off Jill Scott is an absolute pleasure."

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The O2 audience erupted into laughter, but viewers watching from home went online to complain.

Speaking to The Sun about offending The 1% Club audience, Lee said: "My job as a stand-up comedian is to take the mickey out of the contestants.

"I decided never to be too cheesy with it. I just wanted to try to have a bit of a laugh.

"It's just like a gig, especially to 100 people. That was most of my Edinburgh Fringe shows back in the early days to 100 people.

"It's quite an intimate laugh and the one thing is the audience really can take it, you can take the mickey out of them.

"It's the people who are watching who get offended, not the audience. They're always OK about it."

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