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Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:36 am
by Matthew Green
I have a vague memory of hearing that you can go back on Countdown as a contestant if it's at least 10 years after your prior appearance.

Am I talking shit or is this actually a reality?

Been stranded on an island for nearly a decade but might return to the motherland next year and this is literally the only possible enjoyable thing I can envisage doing while there.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:59 pm
by Tom S
Don't see why you can't given that the current champ appeared in the same year as you :)

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
by Owen Carroll
You can go back after 5 years.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:23 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
You can go back after 5 years.
He can go back to his island any time he wants.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:20 pm
by Owen Carroll
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
You can go back after 5 years.
He can go back to his island any time he wants.
I meant countdown.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:15 pm
by George Pryn
1 year to go for me

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:34 am
by Zarte Siempre
George Pryn wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:15 pm
1 year to go for me
With it being you, I doubt you're serious anyway, but there's no precedent for letting a CoC contestant back is there?

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:06 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
I believe the official rule is no, but then again there are several returnees in recent years, so much so that it has de facto become such a rule. I would personally leave at least 15-20 years between appearances, and I am very surprised Zarte was allowed back on.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:03 pm
by Zarte Siempre
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:06 pm
I believe the official rule is no, but then again there are several returnees in recent years, so much so that it has de facto become such a rule. I would personally leave at least 15-20 years between appearances, and I am very surprised Zarte was allowed back on.
*shrug* I was surprised too.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:40 pm
by James Robinson
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:06 pm
I believe the official rule is no, but then again there are several returnees in recent years, so much so that it has de facto become such a rule. I would personally leave at least 15-20 years between appearances, and I am very surprised Zarte was allowed back on.
*shrug* I was surprised too.
There will probably be a bigger surprise if I get back on for a third time..., but the precedent has been set, so nothing can be ruled out nowadays, I guess... :roll: :roll:

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:58 am
by Zarte Siempre
James Robinson wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:40 pm
There will probably be a bigger surprise if I get back on for a third time..., but the precedent has been set, so nothing can be ruled out nowadays, I guess... :roll: :roll:
I still assume that that was an accident, so I'd say there's no precedent yet. And you're too loud to be an accident.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:12 am
by Gavin Chipper
James Robinson wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:06 pm
I believe the official rule is no, but then again there are several returnees in recent years, so much so that it has de facto become such a rule. I would personally leave at least 15-20 years between appearances, and I am very surprised Zarte was allowed back on.
*shrug* I was surprised too.
There will probably be a bigger surprise if I get back on for a third time..., but the precedent has been set, so nothing can be ruled out nowadays, I guess... :roll: :roll:
How do you find out if you can go back on? Do you passively wait for Damian to tell you, constantly pester him, constantly send in new application forms or what?

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:15 pm
by James Robinson
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:12 am
James Robinson wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:03 pm


*shrug* I was surprised too.
There will probably be a bigger surprise if I get back on for a third time..., but the precedent has been set, so nothing can be ruled out nowadays, I guess... :roll: :roll:
How do you find out if you can go back on? Do you passively wait for Damian to tell you, constantly pester him, constantly send in new application forms or what?
When I did it the first time, I was expecting it to be rejected/hear nothing more from it, so to be told I had an audition was great, even though the person who did my audition only knew of my past experience when I told her at the audition...

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:44 pm
by George Pryn
George Pryn wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:15 pm
1 year to go for me
I just came on this thread to write this, didn't realise I already had
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:34 am
With it being you, I doubt you're serious anyway, but there's no precedent for letting a CoC contestant back is there?
:lol: well I wouldn't say no! But I would be a big hypocrite, because I do think once you've made a finals that's your series on the show, shouldn't need a do-over. Would love to be on for a special if that ever came up, maybe we should have a fake wedding and get invited back ala Ryan/Michelle? ;) :oops:

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:59 pm
by JimBentley
Matthew Green wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:36 am
I have a vague memory of hearing that you can go back on Countdown as a contestant if it's at least 10 years after your prior appearance.

Am I talking shit or is this actually a reality?
It's real. Would be great to see you back on there and I can't see a reason for you to be turned down. Go for it.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:17 am
by M. George Quinn
Yusss! I've spent 10 years off the forum, too. Just to be on the safe side.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:02 pm
by Gavin Chipper
M. George Quinn wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:17 am
Yusss! I've spent 10 years off the forum, too. Just to be on the safe side.
You did make a brief comeback in 2016 though.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:08 pm
by Zarte Siempre
George Pryn wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:44 pm
:lol: well I wouldn't say no! But I would be a big hypocrite, because I do think once you've made a finals that's your series on the show, shouldn't need a do-over. Would love to be on for a special if that ever came up, maybe we should have a fake wedding and get invited back ala Ryan/Michelle? ;) :oops:
As long as you're paying.

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:11 am
by Rhys Benjamin
Or just get a close family member to go on the show...

(If you're reading this, dad...)