COUNTDOWN viewers have been left in hysterics after a impolite phrase appeared on immediately’s present.
A hilarious set of circumstances led to an embarassed-looking Rachel Riley assembling the phrase FORESKIN on the well-known board.
Rachel Riley smiles as she assembles the phrase FORESKIN on the Countdown board
The 2 contestants had been tasked with discovering a phrase out of the letters R, N, F, S, O, I, E, Okay, and T.
They made probably the most of what they’d, however Rachel could not ignore the very fact she had a impolite phrase gazing her and flashed an amused smile.
Viewers shared their response on Twitter too, as one mentioned: “Foreskint looks like it needs to be a phrase as properly.”
One other scoffed: “Foreskint – spending all ones cash on circumcision”
Nick Hewer, seen right here on a celeb particular, is quitting CountdownCredit score: Channel 4
In the meantime, Countdown host Nick Hewer immediately introduced he has stop after fronting the teatime present for a decade.
The 76-year-old, who had been taking a break from the series while he shielded from coronavirus, revealed he is not going to return subsequent yr.
He paid tribute to his co-stars Rachel and Susie Dent in an emotional publish on Twitter the place he wished good luck to the subsequent host.
The veteran host has been changed by Colin Murray on the present whereas he stayed at dwelling through the pandemic however returned to the studio this week.
Nick tweeted immediately: “Delighted to be again within the Countdown studio after one other enforced lockdown, BUT this newest lockdown has given me a possibility to contemplate my future life.
He paid tribute to co-stars Susie Dent and Rachel Riley as he stood down
The host, seen right here being stunned on his seventieth birthday, mentioned ‘it is time to odor the flowers’Credit score: Channel 4
“I’ve determined it’s a very good time to step down on the finish of my contract within the New 12 months.
“As somebody in his 77th yr, who shall be in his tenth yr internet hosting the nice British establishment that’s Countdown, I believe it’s time to odor the flowers and get a canine.
“However let me now take the chance to say that it’s been a privilege and a pleasure to take the helm of Countdown, first broadcast again in 1982 and nonetheless a Guinness report holder.
“Though I’ll be in your screens properly into 2021, let me thank the broadcasters Channel 4, the actually devoted and unwaveringly skilled studio crew and manufacturing workers at ITV Studios who make the programmes, all 250 or so a yr.
“My splendidly proficient co-hosts Susie Dent and Rachel Riley however above all, the quirky genius of producer Damian Eadie, who by no means ceases to amuse and who all the time calls for the most effective of us.
The Countdown host revealed he was leaving in an emotional thread on Twitter
He shall be handing the Countdown conundrum over to a brand new host in 2021Credit score: Planet
Colin Murray has been filling in as host whereas Nick shielded at dwellingCredit score: Rex Options
“And a honest due to our loyal viewers and naturally the legions of contestants who battle their brains out for the prospect of carrying off the Richard Whiteley Trophy or a priceless teapot.
“And so, to whoever takes my seat, I want you each success and hope that you’ve got as a lot enjoyable and reward as I’ve loved.”
Nick was bombarded with messages of thanks from followers of the present – and former Countdown stars.
One wrote: “As one of many many contestants in your watch, thanks for making my expertise so particular and customarily for helming with such grace and good humour. You may be missed.”
One other tweeted: “Will miss seeing you on-screen Nick- you have had an amazing run, and I hope the subsequent presenter is equally dry and witty!”