Drunk History clip: "How Michael Jackson stole the World Cup!"

In the summer of 1966 England won the World Cup, but many people don't know is how the famous trophy nearly didn't make it to Wembley because it was stolen!

This Monday's episode of Comedy Central's Drunk History - a programme in which comedians retell history after a few too many - includes the story of how some hoaxer tried to use the trophy's disappearance to extract cash from a very worried Football Association.

Watch as a very battered Alex Horne picks up the story... with the help of Inbetweeners star Simon Bird.

Drunk History continues on Monday at 10pm on Comedy Central 

Sean Marland

Sean is a Senior Feature writer for TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week, who also writes for whattowatch.com. He's been covering the world of TV for over 15 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are I'm Alan Partridge, The Wire, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.