Note to the Pointless team: if you have a contestant coming in whose name is Clint, maybe think about spacing the L and the I out a little? Or switching fonts? Just a thought.
Fans of the BBC game show were left confused by Clint’s uppercase name badge on Monday night, mistaking the word for something else…
— graham young (@geeyoung) October 25, 2016
— Colin Archer⚒️???????????????????????????? (@Antiguamann) October 24, 2016
— James (@Brodrick77James) October 24, 2016
— ~♡Debbie Lee♡~ (@PinkerbeIl) October 24, 2016
And then there was the dawning realisation:
Oh. He's called Clint!#Pointless
— Listen2Jonnie (@L2Jonnie) October 24, 2016
That chap on Pointless seems to have a rude name! (Cleans glasses!) Oh, it says CLINT!
— Paul G (@JQW) October 24, 2016
Of course, this is not the first time the game show, fronted by Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong, has had a Clint. Clints of years gone by have suffered from the exact same problem.
Take this Clint from three years ago:
Congratulations on winning £3,000 on pointless Clint, you may want to get a clearer name badge next time though. pic.twitter.com/nvLY0pixee
— Oliver Lawton (@IAmLawton) May 15, 2013
— Tracey Stainer (@Teestainer) May 15, 2013
It might be time for the programme-makers to invest in a special Clint name badge… before things get really out of hand.