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Best Countdown bloopers

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

Published: Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 3:51 pm

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'...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDLhJSO57k


A double whammy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-D3QEdDHxw


More toilet humour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8C1FXPzlmU


Carol gives a contestant some advice on internet browsing... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_7i7YbxX60


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFthbY1g0XU


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0vlIA0dcss


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNjjxVIehLE


Rude word? What rude word...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk0ZM_VTgmc

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

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