In a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey, that will begin airing on Thursday, Lance Armstrong admits to doping. The legendary talk show host interviewed Armstrong on Monday in Austin, Texas. The following day Winfrey confirmed he confessed to having used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career. The seven time Tour de France winner's confession comes after years of denials and daring anyone who challenged him on doping allegations to prove it, ESPN reports.
While Lance Armstrong's confession is grabbing headlines this week, he's hardly the first celebrity to be caught in a big lie, only to backpedal later. From Hollywood stars to Presidents of the United States there have been some big fibbers.
Former President Bill Clinton's is among the most famous lies. In January 1998, he stressed: "I did not having sexual relations with that woman." Eight months after initially denying the affair with Monica Lewinsky, the sitting president confessed in a taped grand jury.
Former Senator John Edwards was also caught up in a lie surrounding an extramarital affair which resulted in a love child. Even after finally admitting to the affair, he still denied the child. More than two years later, Edwards finally confessed to being the father of Rielle Hunter's daughter, Quinn.
Perhaps one of the most expensive lives was that of Bernie Madoff. The former NASDAQ bigwig confessed to orchestrating the "Ponzi scheme" which is widely considered to be the largest financial fraud in the country's history.
On a smaller scale, celebrities such as Snooki, Lindsay Lohan, and Star Jones have admittedly lied about everything from pregnancy to thefts to their weight loss secrets.
Clicks through the slideshow on the left sidebar to see who else has reportedly confessed to lying.