Countdown’s Rachel Riley is left embarrassed after Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev spells out rude word

Partner and word master Rachel Riley had to put the naughty word on the board


And your Countdown word jumble is: MEPHALSUL. Ready? Go.


Hats off if you got “sample” or “malleus’, but extra congrats if you pulled out what Strictly Come Dancing’s Pasha Kovalev managed: phallus.

The dancing pro recently appeared in Susie Dent’s Dictionary Corner and made his former dance partner (and now actual real life partner) Rachel Riley spell out the naughty word.

And that was enough to leave host Nick Hewer silent for a few seconds. But he soon came to his senses, saying, “Sorry, I was just a bit stunned for a second”.


It was an awkward moment co-presenter Riley blamed on 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown host Jimmy Carr…