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by Damian E
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions - The real draw
Replies: 59
Views: 2722

Re: Championship of Champions - The real draw

A little bit surprised at some of the players included and some of the ones left out. But I think I should wait until the end of the Series to bring that up; not that I know what happens but I don't see how Charlie, Kai (etc) can answer without providing a spoiler. Sort of hard to talk about this w...
by Damian E
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions - The real draw
Replies: 59
Views: 2722

Re: Championship of Champions - The real draw

A little bit surprised at some of the players included and some of the ones left out. But I think I should wait until the end of the Series to bring that up; not that I know what happens but I don't see how Charlie, Kai (etc) can answer without providing a spoiler. Don't know who you're thinking of...
by Damian E
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Gavin Chipper wrote:
So you told The Sun, and waited long enough for them to write an article on it before telling us. How upsetting. I might cry.
I'd ask for an explanation of the above, but cannot risk being bored to death by your shite.
by Damian E
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

If we are to believe that Rachel is to get the same money as Carol was being offered (surely not - that really would imply they wanted to force Carol out), then presumably she gets second billing and takes over all that Carol did. I'm sure Channel 4 would rather axe the show than give Rachel anythi...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Campaign to get Stephen Fry in DC
Replies: 44
Views: 2166

Re: Campaign to get Stephen Fry in DC

Sue Sheldon wrote:Please please please x 25, could we have Stephen Fry in DC. Imagine... he wouldn't even need a dictionary - and Susie could have the day off. :)
Bear in mind Sue, people have to WANT to come on the show. Are you suggesting we kidnap him?
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

I really should know better.
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Well I'm sure there will be some saving in salaries?!?!? Just initial thoughts - for £50m a year I'll do it. Terrible answer to a ridiculous post.[/quote] Thank you. Yes, best not to have an opinion. Stephen Fry.[/quote] No sure, you've given an opinion, albeit very cloudy. Negative comments first,...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Not so enthusiastic but I will hold fire until January. To me, shows a lack of ambition for the show - someone who'll do it and who's cheap - keep our heads down and get on with it. So you'll hold fire until January, but only after you've already fired? Hmm. Leave it with me. Okay, you think its ch...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Not so enthusiastic but I will hold fire until January. To me, shows a lack of ambition for the show - someone who'll do it and who's cheap - keep our heads down and get on with it. So you'll hold fire until January, but only after you've already fired? Hmm. Leave it with me. Okay, you think its ch...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

I once wrote asking for a school coat. And no i am not kidding.
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

How do you know they are lying? I think its analysis-overkill that claims your head on these matters. Not saying they all do, but some of the guests seem so uninterested in the game and they then come up with some obscure nine-letter word. And isn't analysis-overkill part of what we do on here? :) ...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

That said, we know plenty about him and i personally think he'll be the best presenter we've ever had. I'm sure you do know plenty about him and I certainly respect your ability to choose someone good! (and I presume you had quite a say in the proceedings). Best presenter ever? That's quite a state...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

No feud. I think Mike is entitled to his opinion. Can't say the same for bowl ass though, who is turning into a first-class turkey. Bah, it was only really for Julian's benefit anyway, and he's not here anymore (although he might still lurk...) Since you mention Joseph though, is the rumour true th...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Jon Corby wrote:Will this feud between Mike and Damian never end?



:)

No feud. I think Mike is entitled to his opinion. Can't say the same for bowl ass though, who is turning into a first-class turkey.
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

No change to the format, apart from that Jeff will intro the guests. I may not be sure about Mr Stelling yet, but a big hurrah from me for that! And I agree with David, the more guests that appear to play along, don't obviously lie about how they got the long words, and show a degree of humility, t...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

Here's to a new era. We have to give them time to settle in though. It must be quite daunting for them both. Jeff who? Is it cos I is not a sporting person, but never heard of him! Daily Mirror online tells you 10 things about Jeff Stelling. http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/latest/2008/11/21/jeff-ste...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

Will there be any changes to the format, I wonder? If we are to believe that Rachel is to get the same money as Carol was being offered (surely not - that really would imply they wanted to force Carol out), then presumably she gets second billing and takes over all that Carol did. Or is Susie now "...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

I agree with the general consensus that Jeff Stelling would be a good host. I've only ever seen him a couple of times on Sky Sports but he seems to fit the criteria. I wonder if there'll be a revamp of the set to launch the new era as well. :?: Yes, brand new set. New chairs, new cue cards, new tit...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

KateHorton wrote:
Martin Gardner wrote:I can't say as I like that dress much.


...can't say I like your vest much, mate.

Nice one Kate. What a team. :mrgreen:
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

Martin Gardner wrote:I can't say as I like that dress much.
Beyond belief. Well actually, not. Its you.
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Hmm, all very interesting, but it will take me a while to get used to Jeff I think, so at present I don't share the enthusiasm of most posters (sorry, Damian). As I'm not a fan of Sky Sports, I don't really know much about him, but I will certainly be tuning in and giving him a try. As for Rachel, ...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel Riley Unveiled.
Replies: 141
Views: 8370

Re: Rachel Riley Unveiled.

Thanks guys. :oops:
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

No Jennifer, The Sun are first to run it. Different thing.
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

A little less longer now............ :mrgreen:
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Haha - never realised the timings.

Not long now........(tick tick tick)
by Damian E
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Jason Larsen wrote:Very good! Now everybody smile!

Most importantly, I would like Damian to complete this sentence:

"The new host of Countdown is..."

..........brilliant."
by Damian E
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Soon = Tomorrow..............?? :mrgreen:
by Damian E
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Whats with the descriptive grouping below our avatar names?
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Whats with the descriptive grouping below our avatar names?

Can i be pot-bellied slaphead?



EDIT - that is unless of course YOU want it, David. :mrgreen:
by Damian E
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Chris Corby wrote:Damian

Even if you cannot tell us the names of the new presenters, surely you can tell us the date/time when an announcement will be made. That will stop me checkng all entertainment pages on the internet and teletext every hour fruitlessly.............

Haha. Afraid not. It'll be soon.
by Damian E
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Michael Simmonds wrote:Was the real reason John Sergeant resigned from 'Strictly', because he has to record Countdown next week? Come on Damian you can tell us!
Dunno why he resigned from Strictly, its not my type of show, but its not because of recording commitments with us.
by Damian E
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw
Replies: 81
Views: 3921

Re: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw

Gavin Chipper wrote:Any chance of convincing Beevers to change his mind?
I wouldn't want to try. If someone isn't up for it then fine, its no problem.
by Damian E
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw
Replies: 81
Views: 3921

Re: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw

Aaron Webber has stood down and unfortunately, Jean Webby is away on holiday, so we've asked 2 other people to take part, 1 of whom has said yes and the other is organising things.

Hope to get the 'announcements' by the end of the week.

D
by Damian E
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw
Replies: 81
Views: 3921

Re: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw

Only 14 of the original 16 are likely to take part, so we'll be inviting 2 new players.
by Damian E
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Hahaha.

Patience :!:
by Damian E
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Carol's farewell programme
Replies: 58
Views: 2752

Re: Carol's farewell programme

It would be weird to put it in Deal Or No Deal's slot, considering DoND is a much more popular show than Countdown. Also, there's racing on earlier in the afternoon, leaving them with an awkward gap to fill before Countdown anyway. Are you sure its "much more popular"............based on what exact...
by Damian E
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

who?
by Damian E
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 142326

Re: Feature requests

Let him believe in his dreams.
by Damian E
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

Cheers Charlie.
by Damian E
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

Managed to get the Java console to load up now - so making steady progress, but still not connecting. Latest gubbins is here, for anyone who wants to know. Java Plug-in 1.6.0_10-rc2 Using JRE version 1.6.0_10-rc2 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM User home directory = C:\WINNT\profiles\DamianE ------------...
by Damian E
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Novembers's Daily Duel
Replies: 113
Views: 3124

Re: Novembers's Daily Duel

Maybe he's a fast learner.
by Damian E
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Suzie
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: Suzie

Jason Larsen wrote:Damian, will we find out who the new host and co-host are at the same time?

YES !!
by Damian E
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

There is a theory that the Jeff Stelling story has been completely cooked up by the Murdoch empire to gain some publicity for Sky Sports. Meanwhile, Jeremy Vine was in Leeds the other day. I was half-joking when I suggested him before, but they do seem desperate enough. Hahah - Jennifer, i don't kn...
by Damian E
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 141159

Re: Known bugs

Telephone tapping.........
by Damian E
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Suzie
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: Suzie

No - i didnt really get what Lee was meaning. Susie is top notch sure, but remember there have been 37 different people in the corner over the years doing what she does, and it was only 2004 / 5 when she became a permanent resident. The new show will of course feature Susie, but any implication that...
by Damian E
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 141159

Re: Known bugs

E Coli.
Listeria.
Praying Mantis.
by Damian E
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Novembers's Daily Duel
Replies: 113
Views: 3124

Re: Novembers's Daily Duel

Well done to Ben Pugh for spotting WHEATEAR in yesterdays duel :) I was crap on the number rounds yesterday and was the only person not to get any points on them :( WHEATEAR is / was a TTT very recently. Something about crying in Scotland, ie shed a wee tear.........you know, the usual convoluted t...
by Damian E
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Suzie
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: Suzie

Lee Simmonds wrote:I think most of us love Susie and let's be honest, alot rests on her shoulders now.

Eh? What rests on her shoulders?
by Damian E
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Suzie
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: Suzie

Sue Sheldon wrote:Maybe it should be Damian as the new host? I could just see it.....
Hmmm.......perhaps not.

Only a few more days and all will be revealed.

8-)
by Damian E
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Nothing at all Jon. Not my place. :D
by Damian E
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

I don't have a linkable source I'm afraid, but Jeff Stelling is apparently having a screen test this week and looks likely to be taking the helm after all.... :? Best post you've ever made Corby. :mrgreen: I found this link , which seems to confirm it. If it's true, I give it a year. You give what ...
by Damian E
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 12263

Re: New Host

Jon Corby wrote:I don't have a linkable source I'm afraid, but Jeff Stelling is apparently having a screen test this week and looks likely to be taking the helm after all.... :?

Best post you've ever made Corby. :mrgreen:
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

At least you've fixed something !! :cry:
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Novembers's Daily Duel
Replies: 113
Views: 3124

Re: Novembers's Daily Duel

I was the only person to get ROPEWAYS a few duels ago, but nobody gave me any toffee.
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

Tskkk Charlie, you know we all work for ITV.
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

We are all volunteers.
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

Still no joy.

Guess i'll just have to do some work then. Again. That's twice this year.
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Connection problems
Replies: 136
Views: 4723

Re: Connection problems

hey reams i was first !!!!!





(swine and buggery)
by Damian E
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 141159

Re: Known bugs

Head lice.