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Celebrity Countdown?

Post by JasonCullen » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:56 pm

So what do fellow countdowners think of this proposal? I know that they have done this in the past but should they bring a celebrity edition back once every 2 or 3 years - like the Champion of Champions series.

I think it would make interesting viewing and would maybe bring in more viewers if a high profile celeb appears on the show.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by JasonCullen » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:00 pm

And if this was to go ahead, which celebs would you like to see on the show?

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:45 pm

It happened quite a few years ago, and believe it or not, Des Lynam was a contestant.

Yes, I think it would be great if that happened again.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:09 pm

The reason they don't is that most celebrities are, unsurprisingly, shit at Countdown, and it's much harder to not be embarrassed by a poor performance over 15 rounds than it was over 9.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:51 pm

What about Des Lynam?

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:59 pm

23/04/98 Des Lynam 32-17 Sian Lloyd

Well, 32 is pretty bad in a nine rounder I think. However, after a year's practise, maybe he's a little better.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:09 pm

I talked to someone quite a while ago aside from this forum around the time Des Lynam was chosen to replace Richard Whiteley and he said, "If anyone can replace Richard Whiteley, it's Des Lynam."

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:16 am

Jason Larsen wrote:I talked to someone quite a while ago aside from this forum around the time Des Lynam was chosen to replace Richard Whiteley and he said, "If anyone can replace Richard Whiteley, it's Des Lynam."
Really? Around that time? So your friend said this either shortly before or after he was picked? Spooky. Perhaps this belongs in the paranormal thread...

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:21 am

This was after Richard Whiteley passed away, and I think it was only appropriate that Des Lynam be chosen to replace Richard Whiteley after his death. The Countdown staff thought, "If Des Lynam can play Countdown, why not let him host Countdown?"

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:07 pm

Ginger Jono wrote:23/04/98 Des Lynam 32-17 Sian Lloyd

Well, 32 is pretty bad in a nine rounder I think. However, after a year's practise, maybe he's a little better.
They were seven-rounders mate- LLNLLNC format. Though really you should still be getting 40 + under those circumstances.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:01 pm

Ah, cheers. Possibly a shortened form like the one for Conor and Wills would be used nowadays then?

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:41 pm

I thought they were just average people.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:13 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:I thought they were just average people.
Jason, I believe Jono is referring to the 25th anniversary special aired in November which was Conor vs Chris. They had to shorten it (12 rounds I think) to make room for appearances from various famous personalities. Though I'm not sure "average" is a very accurate way to describe them!

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:58 pm

I did some research, and yes, I found out who Conor Travers and Chris Wills are. They are very special people, and I'm sure Conor is still just as grown up as he was when he was on Countdown.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Martin Smith » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:29 pm

Yes, although he looks to have become a Goth.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:30 pm

I really don't know what to say about that.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:53 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:I really don't know what to say about that.
Please don't post things like this.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Conor » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:22 pm

Martin Smith wrote:Yes, although he looks to have become a Goth.
Are you pretending to be an idiot?

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by David O'Donnell » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:31 pm

Martin Smith wrote:Yes, although he looks to have become a Goth.
Conor's a GOTH!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:53 pm

To tell you the truth, I was upset to read that. I think Charlie had completely misunderstood that I wasn't trying to beat around the bush. I wasn't going to say that, but then I remembered that it's not what I say when I write, it's how I say it. I should have just came right out and said that.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

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

Thanks for clearing that up Jason.

I, for one, appreciate it a lot.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:37 pm

Yes, I retract my original statement. I should in fact have said that we need a lot more posts from people telling us they have nothing to post.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:13 pm

You are all very welcome, and thank you all for coming to realize that I was only trying to speak my mind.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:52 pm

I really don't know what to say about that.

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:55 pm

You're kidding.

Is this turning into a mockery, or what?

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:51 pm

Is it just me that's having difficulty following this thread?

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Re: Celebrity Countdown?

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:55 pm

I'm thinking of who would be good contestants on a celebrity version of Countdown.

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