THE most common excuse for not having a BBC TV licence is the existence of the BBC iPlayer, it has emerged.
A BBC spokesman said: “You’d be amazed at how many people refuse to pay £145 a year simply because we give all our stuff away on the internet.
“It’s really annoying. Maybe we didn’t think that through.
“Maybe we could make the TV licence look really cool, like a hologram of Luther or something, so that people will want one for its decorative appeal.”