Hamish & Andy Accused Of Pinching Idea For “True Story”

Hamish & Andy Accused Of Pinching Idea For “True Story”

True Story with Hamish & Andy proved a ratings bonanza for Nine last night with its debut snaring 1.827 million viewers (1.28 million metro) according to OzTam figures.

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However, there’s media reports out today suggesting the radio duo’s idea for the show wasn’t 100 per cent theirs.

The premise of the show sees a real-life Aussie tell an hilarious tale from their lives, which Hamish (Blake) and Andy (Lee) then recreate using well-known actors.

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However, Nova host David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral (left in photo) claimed he’d told Lee three years ago about a show he was working on called Cracking Yarns, which he claims bears a remarkable similarity to the comedy duo’s efforts.

Lutteral made the claim on his Nova breakfast show that Cracking Yarns was a “word to word” copy of True Story.

He even claimed he’d begun filming a pilot of Cracking Yarns with Nine, however, the network decided not to go ahead with it.

Nine has denied the claims, and issued a statement to media that read: “Radio Karate (Blake and Lee’s production company) have confirmed that the format for the program True Story with Hamish & Andy was conceived, and was in development by Radio Karate, over a year before Andy and Luttsy met for a drink in New York.”