Sunday 19 February 2017

Hard Countdown conundrum gives Irish viewers a chuckle

Published 16/09/2015 | 08:13

A risqué Countdown conundrum at least gave Irish viewers a chuckle yesterday.

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A re-run of the popular word-puzzle show had a countdown conundrum of ‘LONGMICKEY’ – something the players seemed oblivious to.

The word turned out to be an anagram of ‘mockingly’.

The anagram was on a 90s re-run of the show being shown on Challenge TV – the original broadcast made years before the advent of social media enabled viewers share the gaff.

And no - we don't  have evidence to suggest Mrs Brown was a contestant.

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