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by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:56 am
I love it that Colin has the same enthusiasm for Cowntdown as he has for a sporting event
Refreshing
I did have my concerns that once the "celebrity" contestants were gone that Colin might lose a bit of his sparkle, but that was well presented programme yesterday.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1943
Views: 301138

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Jonathan Willis wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:01 am
Thank you Gavin and Johnny. I am scared of getting into gaming as i had a brush with addiction to a game in the past.
Very wise!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 7)
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 7)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:59 pm
Nick Hewer's last episode for a while.
You'd have thought he would have mentioned it! Or maybe he didn't realise at the time!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1092

Re: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020

What a breath of fresh air to have Colin presenting, I couldn't believe the whole show seemed to be over in a thrice!

Yes, it does look as if he is using autocue, but maybe that's just how professional he is.

A great show all round, well done all.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Obscenity democracy
Replies: 205
Views: 10717

Re: Obscenity democracy

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:43 pm
My old mum used to knit a lot back in the day and she assured me that there was a shade of Brown using the N word
As indeed there was a Cherry Blossom shoe polish, no one thought anything about it at the time......
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1698

Re: "Viral" maths problem

Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:45 pm
But because it's debatable and not everyone would agree, no-one should ever write a formula like that.
This is the only correct answer.
Totally agree
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

At my school assemblies there was always a row of FAINTERS sitting on chairs in the corridor as we left the hall.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 28th October 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers for 28th October 2020

Was Cavalier a missed 8 by everybody?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I keep getting logged out of c4c on my mobile phone
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: I keep getting logged out of c4c on my mobile phone

Have you accidentally started accessing the site without the 'www'? That's the most likely problem. Ah, cheers, I've been bemoaning the fact that I get logged out every day for months now. All ok now I've changed to using the www. Any idea why that would make a difference? I don't generally tend to...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Howie Myers wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:05 am
r13 alt - LEOTARD
r14 alt - (4*7*25) + (10*10) + 2
shush not allowed to mention leotard, they're erasing history on channel 4.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 6005

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

Probably not since neither of them are black. By the same token, Lewis Hamilton has a white mother. No, not relevant. Romesh Ranganathan has Sri Lankan heritage and Nish Kumar is of Indian descent. Neither of those ethnicities are Black. WHAT! So are you saying their lives don't matter?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 6005

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

Are they going to make sure the contestants are also black? In which case is it just going to be a "special". Looks like the stuff of nightmares to be involved in!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)

So VIRULENCE and AVIRULENT were no-gos, but VIRULENT made it on. Odd. According to the chat page, the conundrum was redone because Sian gave a controversial answer (STATISTICS for STATISTIC). And then she was ruled wrong and Sian was asked to let David attempt the new conundrum alone. Can anyone el...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th August 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Spoilers for 20th August 2020

Did Nick say he had beaten a 5 times winner to get there?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2223

Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Coffee is best drunk black!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 91)
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 91)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Did Phil not have a slot again today?
Not transmitted, if he did!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 36
Views: 10971

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

They only have it because of the RIchard Whitely Trophy I assume?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 17
Views: 10779

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

Paul Anderson wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:16 am
Aye and not enough doing just that on the real show.
Indeed, that is something Nick isn't very good at, he is always interrupting, presumably because he thinks he has time constraints, in which case he could cut out some of his one weird anecdotes!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13252

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

You mean just record it off the telly? I haven't done that sort of thing for years! I'm not sure if I'll fit a VHS tape in! There is a thing called a Sky+ box, or whatever people use..., I’ve been doing it for 13 years...😛😛😛 Some people like myself live in a household which is not with the times TV...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13252

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Have you tried channel 4? I have it recorded under the normal regime for daily Countdown!

Presumably that's why there are no spoilers for these games.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)
Replies: 12
Views: 1553

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)

She could say something before they make their selection. Materially it might not make much difference but I think it just looks worse if she tries to change their mind. Right, but that would mean Rachel jumping in between Nick inviting the contestant to choose and them doing so. Perhaps it would b...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue May 26, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 33
Views: 5378

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

Nick seems to be giving them away most days - how long had he been in the job when these were recorded?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon May 04, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday 16th April 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Spoilers For Thursday 16th April 2020

If you look at how a Bowline is tied there is no way you would relate it to your neckware!

As a onetime regular user of the knot I always pronounced it bolin.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)
Replies: 12
Views: 1553

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)

I agree with Gavin, Rachel doesn't "have to do it2 as she suggests.

Also crampiest in r10 which probably isn't valid as very few of my nines seem to be!! :)
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13252

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:18 am
Supreme would be better. 30th BC isn't old enough!
Maybe they're saving some for later, I wouldn't mind seeing a CofC with Charlie etc
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

My Daily record failed!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s

I always vote for Dinos, whatever the poll is :)
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)
Replies: 10
Views: 2361

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:45 am
They must be desperate when the "celebrity" is just some hopeful from Dragons Den.
Is that who he is?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 15760

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Has no one seen a report that Countdown is taking a break in the New Year. Can't remember where I saw it now but it was within the last two weeks.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 217
Views: 100155

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Andy Platt wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Sam, Stephen, and some other dickhead, are on tonight's episode of Only Connect.
Well played Andy Platt, what a storming result.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)

A strangely below par Stephen, as good as David is, I think Stephen could have won that. As it is I think I beat him on the letters rounds. Mention, nurses come to mind this morning!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4937

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

No, it was me. I always thought he could do it, and as it turned out his tactical nous won through. Well done Dinos. Ah I see, well congratulations to you! I thought it was Chris because he was the only one openly rooting for Dinos to win in the Daily Chat last Friday when the Grand Final aired! Ye...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 8229

Re: Kryptonite

It makes me cringe every time I hear him say it.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 7285

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Huge congratulations to Dinos, quite a feat to beat Elliott. Restricting him to three vowels must have been the grand plan, well done.
By the way, did I mention that I was the only one to correctly forecast your win in the other thread :)
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4937

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So there you have it, Dinos Sfyris is our Series 80 Champion! Congratulations to that one person who rooted for him to win (Which I think it's Chris from the Daily Chat) ;) So, just like Series 79, most of us got it wrong yet again! :( (I hope this trend isn't going to continue into the Series 81 F...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 10
Views: 4782

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)

A bit edgy from Dinos today, I've got him down to win the whole thing!!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)

I used to groan every time Elliott chose 5 vowels, but at least he made a fair number of 9s out them, this girl seems to get lost half way through her letters selection and ends up with 5 vowels and only 6 letter words!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1943
Views: 301138

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

He's looking strong and settled.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 79)
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 79)

Carelessness was nearly her undoing today.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)

Was Rachel making a point by wearing her Tetragonal dress today?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 39
Views: 15757

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Tom S wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm
I'd say today's "loser" deserves a 2nd go.
and the sooner the better!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 3664

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Carl, we can happily send you a digital file of your show(s) once they have aired.
The power of this forum! How good is that? Well done Countdown Team
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 3664

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

Just an ordinary DVD recorder connected to the television will do it. Make sure it isn't Blu-Ray though.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: Spoilers for 11th February 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:20 am
I can totally understand Rachel's frustration and incredulity when someone who is 11-20 behind goes for 1 large in the last numbers.
I agree, but she souldn't be seen to be "coaching" any one competitor.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: Spoilers for 11th February 2019

I didn't think it was right for Rachel to encourage 6 small either.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

The Countdown Wiki has been updated and shows me it was her second time round. Thanksto whoever keeps that up to date.

I still don't know why she seems so familiar to me though!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

Each day of Kerry's run I have thought that she looked familiar but nobody on here mentioned she had been on before so I resorted to Google and found that she possibly had an episode in October 2003. Does anyone know if that is the same Kerry? I can't believe I would remember her from that long ago ...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5182

Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

I thought the odd thing was that he didn't look particularly nervous at all. And his performance really was spectacularly dreadful. A thought that has occurred to me in the past is that a better measure of performance than how many maximums you get is how many words there are better than what you d...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 4579

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

Coughs and stammered were great, any more to look out for? I can't rightly remember. I think I was flagging a bit by then and I was perhaps a tiny bit disappointed there was so little reaction from NH to both of those (it wasn't just that any reaction was edited out, there just wasn't any) that unl...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)

I'm back for the next four weeks, University Exams and Tests have taken a toll on my time here and before long, another round will start again! I must say Martin was on fire today! Tied with Jodine Lawrence for the top score of the series to date! (Jodine appeared in end-June if anyone has forgotte...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 4072

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

Leotard turned up for the second time this week but no mention from DC, is it forbidden as it harks back to the old days of Richard and Carol perhaps?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 4434

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

and was that Rachel "gagging for a hard one again"?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Well done to Dave! Wow, three in a row, I think that's the high point thus far of this Series... I only have one thing to say today: Rachel's comment on "kicking youselves" in R9 shouldn't be really applied in this sort of situation (I mean, the average contestant won't think of 18 x 51 immediately...