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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