Best Countdown bloopers

Childish, yes. But there’s just something funny about seeing a rude word on Countdown, isn’t there?

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Musician and radio DJ Myleene Klass brought the word ‘gobsh***’ to Countdown today, the latest in a line of rude words to pop up on the show. 

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It passed the dictionary corner test – it’s “vulgar slang” if you’re wondering – and is eight-letters, so pretty good going really. 

Of course, it’s far from the first time the long-running Channel 4 daytime show has left its hosts and audience entertained by the unexpected occurence of a rude word – and who can blame them?  

It’s good timing, a new series of the post-watershed version – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – kicks off this Sunday threatening a few swear words of its own. As such here’s our pick of the top Countdown daytime bloopers…


Carol Vorderman has never been more relieved to draw an ‘N’…  


A double whammy!


More toilet humour…


Carol gives a contestant some advice on internet browsing… 


Well, when you need a few extra points you’re not going to avoid it are you?


He was the youngest ever contestant and he found the word farted. Naturally. 


Carol spells out… Carol. She’s pretty chuffed. No-one else cares. 


Rude word? What rude word…?

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8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown starts Sunday at 9:00pm on Channel 4