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by Benji Hanks
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 8757

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

darn :P


Though I didn't really think I had much chance :lol:
by Benji Hanks
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 8757

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

certainly is looking like my chances of being invited back as "a young'un" are dwindling thanks to Kai.... dam him. :P
by Benji Hanks
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Today's Countdown News... see link
Replies: 224
Views: 10267

Re: Today's Countdown News... see link

Well, i finished with a Desmond (2:2) in my degree, does that make me more qualified? :P
by Benji Hanks
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 July 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 July 2008

Loving Hate.- Classic Shakespeare
by Benji Hanks
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Today's Countdown News... see link
Replies: 224
Views: 10267

Re: Today's Countdown News... see link

Well, I don't know about you guys, but for Damian...


I hereby apply for the job!

I can send you a cv if you like, i've been on tv before!
by Benji Hanks
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 19792

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Get Tennant on and invite me back for a one off "colourful-hair" off or something.

Please?
by Benji Hanks
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 8757

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

I still say you need a bit more colour.... and a whipping boy :P
by Benji Hanks
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Congrats David
Replies: 14
Views: 1083

Re: Congrats David

David O'Donnell wrote:
Richard Brittain wrote:Julian wasn't raised in the Hood, blood.
:D

Safe.
Bear straight, innit.
by Benji Hanks
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th June 2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2904

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th June 2008

i sang that during the free drinks...
by Benji Hanks
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Congrats David
Replies: 14
Views: 1083

Re: Congrats David

my friend tori had a great day, as did i, and for a dyslexic did quite well...

twat, sex and hore i believe she got during the final day.... (she didn't know it was spelt with a w)
by Benji Hanks
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th June 2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2904

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th June 2008

CofC definitely needs a bit more colour if you ask me ;)
by Benji Hanks
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th June 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2088

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th June 2008

Yeah, I hope you dedicate your win to me, given that without me you wouldn't have been able to write you were shaking so much :P
by Benji Hanks
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th June 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2088

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th June 2008

Indeed, I was sitting in an exam roughly 4 hours before this was filmed :lol:

Thanks for all the kind words, I'll wait to see what bits were cut before I make many comments, but like I said, I had fun ;)
by Benji Hanks
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: David Mitchell
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: David Mitchell

Damian E wrote:No joy so far. Several new guests lined up for Series 59 though. :)

i thought you were keeping me a secret?
by Benji Hanks
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Alastair Stewart
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: Alastair Stewart

David O'Donnell wrote:I have to disagree, Alastair is by far the nicest of any of the celebrities I have ever met and rather than being condescending he takes a genuine interest in people.
quoted for truth
by Benji Hanks
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: thanks ytv!
Replies: 32
Views: 1652

Re: thanks ytv!

Speak for yourselves.... amateurs ;)

I got home at 1am and carried on drinking when i got there!
by Benji Hanks
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You know you watch too much Countdown when...
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: You know you watch too much Countdown when...

... you call your partners post-work advances a "teatime teaser"

... when ordering food from a supermarket, you never look for more than 4 options from the top shelf.

... when playing Civilisation, whenever a Destroyer attacks you immediately pick 6 small numbers to try and slow it down.
by Benji Hanks
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Predictions for Series 58 finals
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Predictions for Series 58 finals

noone backing me to topple the destroyer, eh?

:lol:
by Benji Hanks
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: thanks ytv!
Replies: 32
Views: 1652

Re: thanks ytv!

dinos_the_chemist wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:Who would Emma be?
That would be my girlfriend Jason.

funny name for a girl....
by Benji Hanks
Fri May 30, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: thanks ytv!
Replies: 32
Views: 1652

Re: thanks ytv!

Lightweights.... pfft... And free champers was a LOVELY end to the day... i got through 7 glasses before I set off. Kate's response to last orders was fantastic "can i have the bottle"? Only 7? Who's the lightweight Mr Hanks?! It wasn't me who spotted the un-popped champagne being taken out the roo...
by Benji Hanks
Fri May 30, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: thanks ytv!
Replies: 32
Views: 1652

Re: thanks ytv!

Lightweights.... pfft...

Indeed I had a great time, was great fun :P

And free champers was a LOVELY end to the day... i got through 7 glasses before I set off.

Kate's response to last orders was fantastic "can i have the bottle"?
by Benji Hanks
Wed May 28, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: David O'Donnell - Where are you???
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: David O'Donnell - Where are you???

Dear David: You are a great guy with so much to offer. You have been a good friend to all of us. You are clearly one of the reasons why most of us have smiles on our faces. I've got a nine to describe what kind of a person you are -- FANTASTIC! Best wishes to you, I hope you're well and I hope you ...
by Benji Hanks
Mon May 26, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 26 May 2008 (Series 58, Game 100)
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Monday 26 May 2008 (Series 58, Game 100)

Well... by far my highest ever percentage score (115/122)... lets just hope I can carry on this form to wednesday... god knows i'll need it!
by Benji Hanks
Mon May 26, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: David O'Donnell - Where are you???
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: David O'Donnell - Where are you???

all in favour? *raises hand* ;)
by Benji Hanks
Mon May 26, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: To Those Attending The Finals
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: To Those Attending The Finals

I won't be getting there til about an hour before I (might have to be) being filmed... I've been given the extension due to my 9am exam on the wednesday in Nottingham ;) :shock: Good Luck, Benji. Wednesday is going to be a stressful day for you all in all but you strike me as a young lad who soaks ...
by Benji Hanks
Mon May 26, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: To Those Attending The Finals
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: To Those Attending The Finals

I won't be getting there til about an hour before I (might have to be) being filmed... I've been given the extension due to my 9am exam on the wednesday in Nottingham ;)
by Benji Hanks
Sat May 24, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: David O'Donnell - Where are you???
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: David O'Donnell - Where are you???

Given I might have to face him, can we not just take 40 points off him?
by Benji Hanks
Wed May 21, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday, May 20th (Series 58: Game 96)
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Tuesday, May 20th (Series 58: Game 96)

Oddly, I believe I may be busy next wednesday as well... and i'm not talking about the 9am exam I have...
by Benji Hanks
Fri May 02, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 19792

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Didn't Britney Spears sing about her......I'm addicted to you, don't you know Sandi Toksvig? Fame at last Jim :mrgreen: Damian.... that's by far the worst pun I've ever heard by anyone about anything ever. Don't let that put you off though. Here's time for my little pun though... *points at thread ...
by Benji Hanks
Fri May 02, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 19792

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Motion to get David Tennant installed for the quarter finals? :D
by Benji Hanks
Fri May 02, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

I just checked and you can have QUIETS for 6. You can also have EQUITES for 7 too. I remember in the mailing list that we worked out what was the longest word(s) you could have which contained at least two letters out of J, Q, X and Z. This is what we came up with: JQ - JONQUILS JX - JUXTAPOSE JZ -...
by Benji Hanks
Fri May 02, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 19792

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Jack Dee would be fantastic.... as would Jimmy Carr... and he's contracted to 4, isn't he?

Amy Lee IS the lead singer of Evanescence yes ;)

And I suppose you have a point about JR. How about Jim Ross then? (He's a commentator for the WWE) :lol:
by Benji Hanks
Thu May 01, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 19792

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Just a short list...

Amy Lee
Ben Kowalewicz


More seriously...

Frankie Boyle
Hugh Dennis
Stephen Fry
Jonathan Ross
David Tennant
Christopher Eccleston
Jeremy Clarkson
James May
Bob Geldof
Craig Charles
Dave Benson Phillips :lol:
Vic Reeves
by Benji Hanks
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday, 29th April (Series 58: Game 81)
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: Tuesday, 29th April (Series 58: Game 81)

dinos_the_chemist wrote:lol :D the bacon thing was hilarious! I'm not sure what I'd do with that much bacon though...
The world's greatest ever sandwich?
by Benji Hanks
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Facebook Countdown
Replies: 32
Views: 1509

Re: Facebook Countdown

AIIYXDUZN

Is this the hardest selection of letters ever given in any game of countdown anywhere ever?

(zany is the 4 letter word i got... apparently there's only one other... anyone else spot it)
by Benji Hanks
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday, 29th April (Series 58: Game 81)
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: Tuesday, 29th April (Series 58: Game 81)

(100+25)*3+50-10 seemed easier to me, but then, hindsight is a wonderful thing.
by Benji Hanks
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

Joseph Bolas wrote:
Benji Hanks wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:
I would probably miss both EXQUISITE and EQUITIES and only come up with a 5 like EXITS or QUIET :lol:
surely you'd at least manage quiets ;)
I would possibly see QUIETS, but then convince myself its not a word so only stick with 5 :lol:
of course... it's quietens...

*headdesk*
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

Joseph Bolas wrote:
I would probably miss both EXQUISITE and EQUITIES and only come up with a 5 like EXITS or QUIET :lol:
surely you'd at least manage quiets ;)
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

Joseph Bolas wrote:
Benji Hanks wrote:when you get X and Q next to each other, you know it's not your day :lol:
Not unless you were extremely lucky to get a selection that offered the 9 letter word EXQUISITE :P
i'd probably only see equities to be fair...
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

Ralph wrote:Ben now has red hair I see.
A good contestant because he is pleasant and he smiles (many don't).
Thankyou very much.
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

when you get X and Q next to each other, you know it's not your day :lol:
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, 28th April
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 28th April

That was a re-take. *from now on is going to use a hyphen in ALL words starting with re...* Just lost it today, quite simply. reenacts wasn't there and then i didn't think gonners through properly (i'd seen congers but dismissed it, foolishly), and then my mind went blank for the following numbers. ...
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Internet Scrabble Club
Replies: 34
Views: 1695

Re: Internet Scrabble Club

erathirea is my handles. SOWPODS only.
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown quiz machines
Replies: 37
Views: 2129

Re: Countdown quiz machines

I used to struggle with the questions... and then get UUIU as my vowels...
by Benji Hanks
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Facebook Countdown
Replies: 32
Views: 1509

Re: Facebook Countdown

I've just uploaded it... and been ever so slightly annoyed at it on a couple of occasions (didn't register clicks etc.)

Other than that, nice... and proves my point about being erratic...

112
95
57
95
86
71
87
by Benji Hanks
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 24th April 2008 (Series 58, Game 78)
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Thursday 24th April 2008 (Series 58, Game 78)

For some reason, after having plonker, morons and custard, I actually predicted the conundrum before it came up. Couldn't quite believe it!

Though for the record, I won last Friday 101-92 ;)
by Benji Hanks
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th April 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: Spoilers for 25th April 2008

Most people do know me as Benji to be honest, I just thought I'd go ever so slightly more "professional" for my countdown appearance... possibly due to the fact I was asked whether I preferred Ben or Benjamin!
by Benji Hanks
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday, 22 April (Series 58: Game 76)
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Tuesday, 22 April (Series 58: Game 76)

Damian E wrote:Haha - i thought i wouldn't have done one SO easy.

You're not 'losing it' before the QF's are you David? :mrgreen:

I hope so! (If I get there)
by Benji Hanks
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 207097

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Gevin-Gavin wrote:
I think we all saw the joke but left it to others to comment.
i giggled. But it was 4am, so wasn't sure if it was actually funny or if i was just hallucinating...
by Benji Hanks
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 5453

Re: "...and a better one..."

David Roe wrote:What's wrong with Q anyway? I quite like having it there, especially if there's no U, because it restricts the letter options and makes the round slightly easier. Stand up for Q!

unless of course you have intars there ;)

(or is that SOWPODS only?)
by Benji Hanks
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th April
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th April

Excellent performance Ben, shame about the first numbers as that cost you the century. If course if he hadn't have got it, you'd have got the century anyway. Martin Saw it after the time. Makes no sense... I'm much better at numbers when its on telly, but better at the words in the studio (as a gen...
by Benji Hanks
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th April
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th April

Well... I could tell... but that would ruin it a bit :P
by Benji Hanks
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 207097

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Lara Searle wrote:I'm not sure I like the way this thread is going!
I can't imagine it being any other way...
by Benji Hanks
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 23rd April
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 23rd April

I saw delations but didn't know it was a word :lol:
by Benji Hanks
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday, 22 April (Series 58: Game 76)
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Tuesday, 22 April (Series 58: Game 76)

I was VERY disappointed at only getting a 6 in R6... and actually rather annoyed at missing shagpile/s, especially after Jo's "Hag-pile" on Friday! Also hit 885 today when watching the dam thing, but never mind! (By the way, R 10 your maths is slightly wrong, i think you just forgot to write down a ...
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 207097

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Always been good with anagrams... and no, not religiously, just a few goes to make sure I could do it ok... strange thing is, I'd almost never got a conundrum til Friday! You should take up Scrabble, it's basically like Countdown but more interesting. ;) Way ahead of you there! Quite a fan of scrab...
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 207097

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

It was a friend of mine who actually put me up to applying, and I must confess, I'd only watched about 10 episodes in total featuring Des til my application was accepted and I was invited to interview! That's pretty cool. Did you watch religiously after that or are you just naturally quite good? Al...
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 207097

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Ben, is this your first time without a television? Since I've been at uni, in my first year I had no tv, there was one communal one which seemed permanently on either sport or soaps. In my second year, I didn't get on with my housemates who spent most of their time watching the only telly in the ki...
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 207097

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Ben, how did you find out about Countdown in the past? In reference to what? I watched it as a young child, apparently... demanded that my Gran turned it on if she was ever looking after me for a day... I liked the numbers, you see. Couldn't do more than add them, but i still liked looking at them....
by Benji Hanks
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, 21st April
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 21st April

For the record, I saw Ambient in the ?3rd? round, but didn't want to risk it as wasn't 100% as to whether it was ent or ant.