This is the 4FM ’cheating man’ who tricked the nation with his elaborate prank

Remember the Dublin guy who admitted live on air that he cheated on his wife? It turns out it was just a big prank, and we all fell for it.

This is the 4FM ’cheating man’ who tricked the nation with his elaborate prank

Michael McLoughlin from Dublin got in touch with the Irish Examiner to let the world know how he duped 4FM's Niall Boylan and listeners to his show into believing that he had had numerous affairs with friends of his wife.

After pulling off one of the more believable pranks we've come across, Michael admitted he hadn't actually planned to go so far with it.

"I actually wanted to talk about the previous topic, which was about jobs. I wanted to say I had gotten three jobs in the past three months but they moved on so I chatted about the new topic, which was about defending people having affairs," Michael says.

"It wasn't a planned prank, I just came up with it on the spot.

"Niall asked if I'd tell on a friend if I knew he was cheating so I said no, sure haven't I had three affairs myself. It just exploded from there.

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"I didn't think it would go that far, I just went on for a laugh. I thought I'd hang up the phone and that would be it. It wasn't until the next day when it was all over the papers that I realised how well it went."

Michael says people were wondering about his wife and her friends who rang the Niall Boylan show.

"They were all friends of mine that rang up. I rang a few of them and they were more than happy to help me out with it.

"I couldn't believe some of the abuse I was getting about it on social media. Reading the comments on Facebook I was shocked people actually fell for it. That's why I rang my friends and got them to involved too when the Niall Boylan Show asked me to go back on air.

"People will believe anything."

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