Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

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Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:19 pm

I’m reading online that today’s episode has been pulled..., is this true?
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:19 pm

Coronavirus is a Channel 4 conspiracy so they could take Countdown off the air for a bit and bring it back with Rachel no longer pregnant so it doesn't look like she's pregnant one day and back to work after giving birth the next day.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by szodiac » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:21 pm

Surprised by the cancellation myself. Was going to ask James. But if James doesn't know why, then no one knows !!
Was going to check the Apterous (Countdown index page) site but for some reason the page won't load - tablet or computer.
Also was worried, as I had missed Friday's episode, it had not been available to watch on the past programmes section all weekend and Monday.
Happily it is now tho.
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Andy McGurn » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:14 pm

It may be that one of today’s contestants (presumably the one who lost the game) has a criminal record that makes them ineligible

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Fiona T » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:50 pm

Apparently available on Sky's all 4 catchup service (according to digitalspy). Curiouser and curiouser.
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Fiona T » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:56 pm

... which prompted me to check VM's equivalent - has series 51 and 52! How bizarre!
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:34 am

My Daily record failed!
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:32 pm

Maybe the other contestant was whoever runs the server for the wiki.
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Apparently available on Sky's all 4 catchup service (according to digitalspy). Curiouser and curiouser.
This also happened.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:31 pm

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Just in case anyone hasn't seen, here's the reason why we had no show on Tuesday, from Rachel herself....
Something lighthearted was said when we recorded back in November which could be interpreted differently in today’s world. Was a last minute decision erring on the side of sensitivity.
Doesn't really make any sense as they could have just edited it out.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:34 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:31 pm
James Robinson wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Just in case anyone hasn't seen, here's the reason why we had no show on Tuesday, from Rachel herself....
Something lighthearted was said when we recorded back in November which could be interpreted differently in today’s world. Was a last minute decision erring on the side of sensitivity.
Doesn't really make any sense as they could have just edited it out.
If you read further down, she says it was too late to edit it out apparently, hence it was pulled....
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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:59 pm

They could put an edited version on All 4. And do they still have that repeat slot at around 5am?

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by Carl Harrison » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:04 pm

Maybe they can show an edited version sometime in early May when they’ll have run out of new shows to broadcast.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:15 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:59 pm
They could put an edited version on All 4. And do they still have that repeat slot at around 5am?
The repeat slot still exists, no idea what was shown.
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