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Geeks

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:28 pm

New series starts on E4, Monday 8pm.

This was the show I was invited on amongst other Countdown champions to go on a free holiday abroad as "geeks". Sadly the other champions backed out at the last minute and then I was unable to make the final filming date so I'm not sure the show contains any Countdowners. However, it does sound exciting and I'd be interested to see where they would have taken me/us.

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Re: Geeks

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:10 pm

Who backed out? I had forgot to chase this up, it just seemed to drop off after announced. What a disappointment :(

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Re: Geeks

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:31 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Who backed out? I had forgot to chase this up, it just seemed to drop off after announced. What a disappointment :(
Several. Would be unfair to name and shame but seeing they were after 16-30 year old countdown champions (or octochamps) I suppose it doesn't narrow it down.

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Re: Geeks

Post by Jon O'Neill » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:59 pm

I was never really "in" and I feel that you might've unfairly implied that some of the others from the 30th Birthday Champs were in then out when they were never really in. I'm also very keen to know what it turns out like for other brands of geek.

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Re: Geeks

Post by JackHurst » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:05 am

Sounds crap. I bet you'll be happy you didn't take part

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Re: Geeks

Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:35 am

Would be unfair to name and shame
The word "shame" is doing a lot here.
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Re: Geeks

Post by Michael Wallace » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:10 pm

They put a show about geeks on during the Monday Quiz Hour?

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Re: Geeks

Post by Tom » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:33 pm

I'd only heard about this at CoHud and after speaking with Kirk about it a couple of weeks afterwards I then got in touch with the producers about it at length. I was close to saying yes but after Kirk had to pull out due to conflicting dates, the fact others apparently dropped out giving a real shortage and that I don't really know many contestants that well at all who have appeared on the show after when I did my original run other than Kirk, I decided to withdraw.

I think it would have been a laugh personally speaking.
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Re: Geeks

Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:15 am

JackHurst wrote:Sounds crap. I bet you'll be happy you didn't take part
I will never turn down a free holiday, especially if it's abroad - cameras or no cameras.

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Re: Geeks

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:13 pm

Tried to watch for all of 5 minutes. Cringed. Switched off.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: Geeks

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Watched for 10 mins then recorded the rest due to impending Masterchef/Only Connect doublification.
Totally would have loved to see Countdown people on this. I'm sorry but it would have been amazing.

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Re: Geeks

Post by tomrowell » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:23 pm

Kirk asked me but I refused- didn't see how I could possibly come out with any dignity or credibility. Haven't seen it yet but judging by the adverts I was probably right

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Re: Geeks

Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:50 pm

tomrowell wrote:Kirk asked me but I refused- didn't see how I could possibly come out with any dignity or credibility. Haven't seen it yet but judging by the adverts I was probably right
Yeah, it would be mighty hard to come out with something you didn't start with :D
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