The dog ate my TV Licence - fee dodgers' best excuses revealed

Nice try, guys

"Apparently my dog, which is a corgi, was related to the Queen's dog so I didn't think I needed a TV licence."

Oh, they've been having a right old laugh over at TV Licensing HQ where the top excuses for not paying have been revealed. Enjoy the best of the rest, which we're totally going to re-purpose wherever possible in our lives, below:

  • "Why would I need a TV licence for a TV I stole? Nobody knows I've got it."
  • "I had not paid as I received a lethal injection."
  • "Knowing my luck I'll be dead in six months and won't get value for money."
  • "I have lost weight recently and had to buy new clothes. That's why I could not afford to buy a TV licence."

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