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by John Bosley
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11073

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

I do not do apterous (yet) and I failed to get through the 'interview' when Countdown was in Leeds - but I watch the prog regularly for pleasure and to be entertained. I was not entertained by Jack. Many apterites seem to have more sympathy for him, but surely Countdown is primarily an entertainment...
by John Bosley
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Richard Osman
Replies: 11
Views: 2719

Re: Richard Osman

Why all this talk about Nick leaving. I like Nick, he makes me smile and I want him to stay.
by John Bosley
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 4th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 43)
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 4th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim

John Garcia wrote:R12 - LARDIEST

Plus did anyone see that they missed / skipped the declarations in I think it was Round 6?
Yes could it be to catch up timewise with more time needed for Ran; or don't they do that sort of thing? Or could the declarations have had a fault in them?
by John Bosley
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 1st 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 1st 2012

Thomas Carey wrote:Please, Nick, announce when its crucial!

I agree.
by John Bosley
Fri May 25, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday May 24th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 93)
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Spoilers for Thursday May 24th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 93

I see Leslie Garrett got quite a lot of stick way back in 2009 but has escaped it this time, it seems. I was just going to keep quiet but have to say she is a total bore and has the most awful facial expressions and body language and so and so on .... We actually have to speed forward when its 'sing...
by John Bosley
Tue May 08, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 8th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 81)
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 8th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 81)

I see Angela Rippon, DC Guest, has her own dictionary today to stop her leaning over Susie. Some of the guests need sorting out. Susie has a lot of shit to put up with. I think the set up needs a change.
by John Bosley
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday April 13th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: Spoilers for Friday April 13th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 64

Jordan F wrote: It's the end of Jenny Eclair, and I'm looking forward to a DC guest I can actually describe in words.

I get the odd smile or two from Jenny and there have been plenty worse in DC. Perhaps your inability to describe her in words is down to your inability with words. :D
by John Bosley
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Castigate Countdown
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Castigate Countdown

End of story then. I'm half deaf anyway. :)
by John Bosley
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Castigate Countdown
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Castigate Countdown

I feel I will want to castigate Countdown if they do not give Michael Taiwo another chance after he lost on Thurs 8th Mar to Gerri Kostrzewa ..... as James Robinson said :- Well, Gerri takes the lead for the first time today, and at exactly the right time too. But.............. the CONTROVERSIAL-O-M...
by John Bosley
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 19th 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 19th 2012

James Robinson wrote:
We have a new champion in Gerri Kostrzewa, who of course beat the incumbent champion, Michael Taiwo, in the last game, under controversial circumstances, but we'll forget that for now.
Is the final phrase (for now) significant?
by John Bosley
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 8646

Re: Name Our Child

I rather like Asha
by John Bosley
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 12
Views: 3313

Re: Mastermind

Cummins ?
by John Bosley
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 2496

Re: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Never thought about it. Never even thought about anything let alone the future. Still don't.
by John Bosley
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is your favourite presenter?
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: Who is your favourite presenter?

I am surprised Nick only got 1 vote - mine!!
by John Bosley
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you do if you find a pair of glasses?
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: What do you do if you find a pair of glasses?

Take them to the local police station (and leave a note sticking out from under a stone). This way you give not details away.
The station may already have their details if they have been asking for them.
This way you feel OK about it and can get on with your life.
by John Bosley
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 3rd 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 20)
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 3rd 2012 (Series 66 Prelim

Really enjoyed today's prog. Nick is often very amusing (as today) and has a good rappport with the others.
by John Bosley
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday February 2nd 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Spoilers for Thursday February 2nd 2012 (Series 66 Preli

John Garcia wrote: ........ Bizarre that her letters seem to be so much better than her numbers (given she is a maths tutor).
Is there a necessary connection between maths and the numbers game ?
by John Bosley
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown cat ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Countdown cat ?!

and today:
...the Countdown cat's a bit poorly - lucky there's a doctor in the house.

I am going to have to stop this.
by John Bosley
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown cat ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Countdown cat ?!

Seriously, can someone spill the beans please? Seriously I know nothing, but I have heard several cat references from the announcer before the Wellman ad comes on and it does not come on 'Catch Up' so you need to record the prog if you don't watch it live. couple of examples: -yesterday the announc...
by John Bosley
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown cat ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Countdown cat ?!

Have not yet seen a cat on Countdown but have heard the announcer (before it starts) use various cat phrases.
by John Bosley
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 12
Views: 3313

Re: Mastermind

Exceedingly good game and as close as they come. Nice to see Chris on and so relaxed. If anything gets people looking like they are going to explode it is Mastermind. Really hope to see him in next round.
by John Bosley
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!

I think Nick is coming along nicely - yes - I like him. As for his hobby of keeping tractors, it does make me smile. I wonder if he has been to the Tolson Museum in Huddersfield - home of the famous David Brown tractors.
by John Bosley
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 13th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 5)
Replies: 22
Views: 2380

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 13th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim

Jack gave INVADERS. But he had declared 7, and there was no R or S in the selection. Yet it was just accepted without comment. ?????????? Sorry if it sounded like INVADERS but I definitely declared INVADED. Thanks for that Jack. My wife and I both thought we heard 'invaders' and this was re-enforce...
by John Bosley
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 83649

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

She was surely amused - along with Susie - at the newer meaning of 'cottager' rather than someone who lives in a little house. :D
by John Bosley
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 5th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 5th 2011

James Robinson wrote:Back in DC for his 4th stint this week is Sky's cricket commentator, David "Bumble" Lloyd.
Oh! I did not realise he had been on 3 times this week already. :D
by John Bosley
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 115
Views: 33857

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Thank you so much, Thomas. So pleased I did not dream it.
by John Bosley
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 115
Views: 33857

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Not quite relevant to this thread but don't know where to put it. The word is 'shithouse' and I either read this recently on this forum or (and this is rather scary) I dreamt it. Briefly the story is that a contestant gave this as a nine and Susie OK'd it as being in the dictiionary but the powers t...
by John Bosley
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO (or is he????????)

Just Googled Nick and he is every where with comments suggesting he will be up there with the best. The public will see him first on Jan 9th apparently - according to he BBC.
by John Bosley
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO (or is he????????)

Brilliant ! Fantastic!
by John Bosley
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 10th 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2432

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 10th 2011

Nick Hewer could be good - and at least we wouldn't have to talk about football all the bloody time.
by John Bosley
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday November 1st 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday November 1st 2011

Charlie Hastings wrote:CLAUSES in the round just before Word of the Day

Anyone else spot it?

Yes
by John Bosley
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Are You?
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: What Are You?

Bit less crowded in '37 -

2,232,025,008th person alive and the 74,563,800,565th person since history began.
by John Bosley
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fake corks
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Re: Fake corks

I see Boris has his place in the photo of the Bullingham (?) Club - the rich nutters who went round smashing up restaurants for fun. As for the cork, I now prefer the convenience of the screw top, but having a friend who is from Portugal I understand the danger to the cork industry that so many peop...
by John Bosley
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 3rd 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 3rd 2011

Was Rachel's 'Doing a Cynth' a joke? I suppose it was.
by John Bosley
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Round Britain Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 4025

Re: Round Britain Quiz

I had a few questions accepted for RBQ (some years ago). I never heard them on air but friends said they had. Here is one i sent: Question – How can animal fat with some electrical current added give you a brilliant footballer who, when a Member of Parliament is replaced by the Big Apple, leaves you...
by John Bosley
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

The thing stinks !
by John Bosley
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

It was a joke. I do not read the Mail even when I'm in a waiting room and it's free.
by John Bosley
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

I was, but the other info is welcome.
I appreciate getting info on this forum and wonder how Channel 4 tell the general public what is going on - or do they have to read the Daily Mail?
by John Bosley
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Ta for that as well.
by John Bosley
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Thanks for that, young man.
by John Bosley
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

It would be good to see Jeff stay and I want to know when Countdown comes back on screen. i cannot find out any info - silly me. Help.
by John Bosley
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Winehouse
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Winehouse

Although there may have been nothing to be surprised at her death, it surpirsed a lot of people and she is sadly missed.
by John Bosley
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Tuesday 28th June Spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 1977

Re: Tuesday 28th June Spoilers

Adam Gillard wrote:Didn't have Nguyen down as an Earth Healer.

Any more mumbo jumbo expected to take up our Countdown time ?
by John Bosley
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 79
Views: 13281

Re: TENNIS

Marc Meakin wrote:....Why does Boris Becker sound like a Chinese homosexual when he talks ?....

What does he sound like when he doesn't talk?
by John Bosley
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going to?
Replies: 65
Views: 8138

Re: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going t

Manchester BA and Bradford MSc- and could not even get on countdown.
by John Bosley
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Wednesday 22nd June Spoilers
Replies: 17
Views: 1839

Re: Wednesday 22nd June Spoilers

Is it going to be like that now? Certainly much better than Stelling telling us to 'let's see', because it means we know it's correct - or used to be - if you se what i mean !
by John Bosley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The weakest Weakest Link ever
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

Re: The weakest Weakest Link ever

Weak last night, yes - but what I liked was Anne R ripping apart the creepy lying bastard of a vicar who said he had not voted strategicaly in voting off the strongest link leaving him against the weakest ever. Every time he spoke she said 'that's a lie' then 'that's another lie' and (I think) 'that...
by John Bosley
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday June 9th 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 9th 2011

left the r out of prayers - serves me right for being such a pompous atheistic git - :evil:
by John Bosley
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday June 9th 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 9th 2011

So the new competitor gets airtime to witter about going to Lourdes (and I thought he meant to watch the cricket!) and Dev's wife does some palm reading. We will be having payers in Countdown next.
by John Bosley
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Insofar
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Insofar

mistle is another spelling for mizzle (fine rain)
by John Bosley
Mon May 30, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdowners with Kettles
Replies: 47
Views: 3562

Re: Countdowners with Kettles

A saucepan is cheaper.
I have this feeling that the French did not have kettles at all - but that was 60 years ago. :)
by John Bosley
Thu May 26, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Perhaps it is time to look to having a woman.

Dare I say, Carol Vorderman! -- or the Gabby football expert ... perhaps Ann Widdy ?
by John Bosley
Thu May 26, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 22145

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Should be someone a bit old and not too bright - like Titchmarsh.
How does this affect Rachel? Surely not .......
by John Bosley
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 13th 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 13th 2011

Twds the end there was surely 'prelate' which DC did not get and i am surprised that an earlier word for 9 does not appear ie 'boilerman'.
by John Bosley
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 4th 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 4th 2011

Michael Wallace wrote:
John Bosley wrote:Very funny take off of Paul Zennon - left with a mouthful of torn up paper - like his humour
Paul Zennon's humour is like a mouthful of torn up paper? :?
Now you mention it, I suppose it is . :D
by John Bosley
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 4th 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 4th 2011

Very funny take off of Paul Zennon - left with a mouthful of torn up paper - like his humour
by John Bosley
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 31st 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 31st 2011

You'ld think that would help !
by John Bosley
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 31st 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 31st 2011

Some pretty weak games this week. Makes me wonder how I failed my audition. :)