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Television Appearance

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:54 pm

Hi Guys,

I will be appearing on the Weakest Link on Tuesday 19th February at 5:15pm on BBC1 (notice the channel change from BBC2). General knowledge isn't my strong point - I'm an anagram man and as I lost my first game on Countdown, don't be too hopeful :P

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Howard Somerset » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:10 pm

I'll be away skiing, so wont be able to see you unfortunately. But I'll be with you in spirit. Hope it goes well. I look forward to reports of the show here.

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Jon O'Neill » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:03 pm

Maybe we'll do a seance where we all put our hands on Kirk's crotch to summon Howard's spirit.

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Julian Fell » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:46 pm

Ginger Jono wrote:Maybe we'll do a seance where we all put our hands on Kirk's crotch to summon Howard's spirit.
:lol: :lol: you legend Jono

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Howard Somerset » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:56 pm

Ginger Jono wrote:Maybe we'll do a seance where we all put our hands on Kirk's crotch to summon Howard's spirit.
My spirit will await that summons with keen interest. :lol:

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Re: Television Appearance

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Ewww, ectoplasm.

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Chris Corby » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:49 am

Howard Somerset wrote:
Ginger Jono wrote:Maybe we'll do a seance where we all put our hands on Kirk's crotch to summon Howard's spirit.
My spirit will await that summons with keen interest. :lol:

I can just hear Anne Robinson now.... "Kirk, you are the leakiest wank - goodbye"

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:29 am

Chris Corby wrote:
Howard Somerset wrote:
Ginger Jono wrote:Maybe we'll do a seance where we all put our hands on Kirk's crotch to summon Howard's spirit.
My spirit will await that summons with keen interest. :lol:

I can just hear Anne Robinson now.... "Kirk, you are the leakiest wank - goodbye"
That, young man, is grim.

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Chris Corby » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:04 am

You're probably right Kirk, sorry.

I know that it's pre-recorded but we shall all still all be rooting for you. Good luck! :)

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:41 pm

Today (11th February) is the anniversary of my appearance on Countdown - my first ever TV show. A whole 4 years ago now, seems to have flown by!

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Post by Dan Vanniasingham » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:17 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Today (11th February) is the anniversary of my appearance on Countdown - my first ever TV show. A whole 4 years ago now, seems to have flown by!
That's a small coincidence - today is also the anniversary of my teapot-winning appearance from 8 years ago.

I pass on to thee the wisdom that if you thought the first 4 years flew by - the next 4 will pass even quicker. ;)

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:00 pm

just bumping this for anyone who checks the forums at the last minute - good (retroactive?) luck, Kirk

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Conor » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:14 pm

It's next week, isn't it?

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:16 pm

Conor wrote:It's next week, isn't it?
you make an excellent point

(I deny all responsibility)

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Joseph Bolas » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:57 pm

Can't wait to see what Anne thinks of you being a trainspotter.

EDIT: I wonder if Kirk has also mentioned that his nickname is The Kirkulator (in darts anyway).
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Post by David O'Donnell » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:07 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:Can't wait to see what Anne thinks of you being a trainspotter.
:D Lamb to the slaughter !!

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:13 pm

David O'Donnell wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:Can't wait to see what Anne thinks of you being a trainspotter.
:D Lamb to the slaughter !!
She'll do a dig before the vote of thingy, where she will say something like "Is someone off the rails" etc to imply that its Kirk.

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Post by David O'Donnell » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:16 pm

Or she might do, "Three vibrant public sector industries still remaining, but which one looks like it was sold to Railtrack?"

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Post by Martin Gardner » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:41 pm

Actually Weakest Link is the quiz I'd most like to do apart from Countdown. Any chance Kirk you could tell us what the audition's like and where it's held, so maybe I could have a go myself.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:41 pm

The auditions are held in your local area (various locations, similar to Countdown) and mine was held in York.

In the audition, there are 8 other hopefuls and one has to stand up and talk about yourself for 30 seconds to the others. Then, when everyone was done that, you play a round of the weakest link, after being reminded of the rules of banking etc. We all got our questions right and banked the virtual £1000. There is a substitute Anne Robinson who then goes round everyone picking on them to see how you react. Then there is a written quiz of about 30 questions and you have 5 minutes to answer them all and write the answers down. That's 10 seconds to read the question, think about the answer, answer the question and write the answer down. Needless to say I'd be surprised if you complete it.

Then, everyone is invited in individually to talk to the camera about the stuff on their application form. You look at the guy auditioning you, not at the camera, and the guy asks you questions to prompt your responses so you don't have to memorise anything. He asked me questions about my trainspotting antics and about me memorising pi and darts including my nickname. They also asked why I wanted to go on the Weakest Link and I said something like I would be perfect bait for Anne, being a single, darts playing, trainspotting, maths-loving young man. It worked. I passed.

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:01 pm

They made me dance at my Weakest Link audition, the buggers.

(I passed it, btw, but they then told me 3 months later it'd been too long since I'd applied so I had to start all over again. I very politely them to piss off.)

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Post by mackenzie » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:05 am

Ben Wilson wrote:They made me dance at my Weakest Link audition, the buggers.

(I passed it, btw, but they then told me 3 months later it'd been too long since I'd applied so I had to start all over again. I very politely them to piss off.)
Did you apply under the pseudonym Michael Flatley? Or perhaps attend the So You Think You Can Dance audition by mistake?

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Post by Ben Wilson » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:29 am

mackenzie wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:They made me dance at my Weakest Link audition, the buggers.

(I passed it, btw, but they then told me 3 months later it'd been too long since I'd applied so I had to start all over again. I very politely them to piss off.)
Did you apply under the pseudonym Michael Flatley? Or perhaps attend the So You Think You Can Dance audition by mistake?
Actually, now that you come to mention it... no.

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Mark Tournoff » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:23 am

Hi Kirk,

Just wanted to say hope you have better luck on the Wakest Lnk than you had on Countdown. I will be setting my video and cheering you on.

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:47 pm

Mark Tournoff wrote:Hi Kirk,

Just wanted to say hope you have better luck on the Wakest Lnk than you had on Countdown. I will be setting my video and cheering you on.

Mark
Ditto good retro-active luck, Kirk :) I'll also be taping it as I'm in the lab til 5pm on Tuesdays

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Post by Chris Corby » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:43 pm

Tough luck Kirky :)

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Post by Martin Gardner » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:02 pm

I thought your speech at the end was hilarious. Kirk the party man!

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:51 pm

Kirky? What about the Kirkulator? Just watched it on tape. ZOMG u were hilarious! "e to the Pi i = 1" You should have told Emma the log cabin joke. Well done to Abraham who won. Is he like the oldest WL winner ever? Thought u would've got the Arctic Monkeys Q. Might've saved u. I was hoping Anne might touch on the trainspotting, but since she didn't, what exactly does it entail?

Prospective Anne-bait, Dinos

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Post by Tom » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:34 pm

Well played Kirk and bad luck to you. Thought you were hilarious with Anne, hope you enjoyed the experience. Emma wasn't bad looking either.
Probably the second tallest ever series finalist.

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Post by David O'Donnell » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:52 pm

Classic "Kirkie". Just watched it, bad luck man but one dodgy round and you're dead on that show.

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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:02 pm

Oh bollocks. When's it repeated? :oops:

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:40 pm

Taped it if ur gonna be at next CO event

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Post by Nick Wainwright » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:21 pm

Bad luck Kirk - great entertainment though!
If anyone missed it, it can be viewed for free during the next week via the bbc iplayer website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:23 pm

Thanks all for your kind words. Yeah, other people got questions wrong here and there - I got them all wrong in the same round. I can't believe how unlucky I was with the questions!! Even in the first round with the Malkovich question - I hate films and everyone else was getting like "what 7 letter word is 'bike' short for?" and so on.

Corby, watch it on bbc iplayer online - it's on for the next week online!

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Post by Conor » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:44 pm

Yeah, unlucky. I wouldn't have got any of the questions you got wrong. Liked the maths discussion and Anne certainly seemed to like you.

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:52 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Corby, watch it on bbc iplayer online - it's on for the next week online!
Quality, will do mate ;)

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:21 pm

There's a f***ing group on facebook against me being on the Weakest Link.

Type "kirk weakest link" into facebook search and click "groups". Join if you like and defend me :(

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:27 pm

Wow, that's harsh! Bad luck Kirk :(

I'm gonna go watch this right now :D

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:34 pm

I think you should join and post and back me up. I actually went to sixth form with him and he seemed alright - not sure why they have something against me

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:45 pm

Would do mate, but I'm not really into that whole Facebook thang.

That Emma looks pretty fit on first glance :)

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:01 am

And at a longer glance, she's still fit! :lol:

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Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:04 am

If you know Kirk then you will surely agree with the sentiment of this rival Facebook group.

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:11 am

Oh no! Kirky voted out :(

Cool, you've just virtually said "I can't wait to get out of this little room so I can and go and crack one off over Emma" :)

This is great stuff :lol:

Although it's late, so once Emma gets voted off, I'm going to bed....

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:24 am

What the hell? The stupid iPlayer thing has just finished halfway through the round. What gives? There were still 4 of them left! :x

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:51 am

poor Kirky (pirky?)

I do wonder how they decide how 'difficult' a question is - I know "it's only easy if you know the answer" (well, except for the maths ones which you can work out), but they obviously try to make them get harder round by round, but it still feels laughably inconsistent

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Re: Television Appearance

Post by Kirk Bevins » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:13 am

Yeah it does!!! Anyway the BBC iplayer thing has stopped working for me altogether now!! Why!?!?! :(

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