Tuesday 17 July 2018

Awkward! Countdown has another embarrassing word pop up for Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley spells out SLUT on Countdown
Rachel Riley spells out SLUT on Countdown
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Channel 4's family-friendly afternoon show Countdown has had another embarrassing word pop up on the board.

Rachel Riley was doing her job of assembling a series of consonants and vowels for contestants when the letters spelled out the word 'SLUTZ'.

Her face said it all.

It's not the first time this has happened.  Earlier this year Myelene Klass spelled out "gobsh**e" after the show's two contestants had both put forward the same seven-letter word, "ghosted".

The former HearSay singer told host Nick Hewer: "I got a rude one. It's an eight... gobsh**e."

But the word received the seal of approval from veteran dictionary corner expert Susie Dent, who confirmed it was "chiefly Irish" and "vulgar slang".

And recently Dubliner Gerry Tynan and Anne Lewin, from Brighton, both offered up erection as their answer causing everyone to stifle a few giggles.

Last year, Hairy Biker Dave Myers offered up the seven-letter word "todgers", much to the amusement of Hewer and Rachel Riley.

In 2010, the presenters were left red-faced when the letters U, D, F, C, K and E all came up in a selection - but the contestants resisted the temptation to go for the obvious and instead submitted the five-letter words "caged" and "faced".

The Channel 4 afternoon show, which has been running since the station launched in 1982, began with late presenter Richard Whiteley at the helm and has also been fronted by Des Lynam and Jeff Stelling.

Countdown is on weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4.

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