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Old 24-01-2013, 08:19
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How can people get upset because the numbers on a scoreboard look different?
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Old 24-01-2013, 10:06
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Closest I`ll ever get to a Countdown prize....closest I`ll ever get to Ms Riley too come to that....!
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Old 24-01-2013, 10:28
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How can people get upset because the numbers on a scoreboard look different?
Because WE DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!

You're an Old Bloke. Surely you understand?

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Old 24-01-2013, 16:22
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Ahh Chris looks so much better! He was so peely-wally last time, like he was in need of a square meal, a good night's sleep and a hefty dose of vitamin D! Suzie looking glam today, and Rachel her usual stunning self of course - she's sneaking the tighter dresses on again, but you already knew that!
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Old 24-01-2013, 16:57
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The new number generator does seem to like the 300-range.
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Old 24-01-2013, 18:10
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As said, I cannot abide change. I suppose eventually it will grow on me. Knowing my luck, just as I get used to it they'll change again.
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Old 25-01-2013, 08:07
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Because WE DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!

You're an Old Bloke. Surely you understand?

'Old' is a relative term! Anyway, 'Old, and set in me ways'
I ain't!
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:02
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He seems a lot friskier this week with Margaret Mountford, his oppo from The Apprentice, being the guest. Shes actually quite funny compared to her previous tv persona
If she never appears again on the programme it'll be too soon, can't stand the woman!

For a lot of the time during the last two episodes she just sat there like a lemon, doodling or pretending to write something while Suzy offered alternative words, not even bothering to look up!

When will the producers realise that some of these so called personalities have no personality at all and no ability to converse with the show's proceedings.

Being a friend of the presenter is no excuse.
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Old 26-01-2013, 12:20
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If she never appears again on the programme it'll be too soon, can't stand the woman!

For a lot of the time during the last two episodes she just sat there like a lemon, doodling or pretending to write something while Suzy offered alternative words, not even bothering to look up!

When will the producers realise that some of these so called personalities have no personality at all and no ability to converse with the show's proceedings.

Being a friend of the presenter is no excuse.
Agreed, I don't know how much they get for a day's work but is showing a bit of interest and enthusiasm too much to ask ?
A good guest can make all the difference to the show, people like Paul Zenon, Tim Vine and Geoffrey Durham [ he hasn't been on for a while ].
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:52
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No. Absolutely no. Zenon and Vine are horrible, I cannot watch Countdown whilst they are on. I agree though, Margaret wasn't that good. I'd like to see some of the old ones back, like Tom O' Connor, Digance, Wakeman. Even Brandreth was better when he was on last year.
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Old 26-01-2013, 22:12
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Thought it was amusing last Thursday when BNP came up and the contestant paused to think so RR said "hurry up!" then it went BNPEAT and she said "this could be an interesting message...(!)"

Her dresses are nothing like as short or as revealing as they used to be (if you don't believe me look at youtube!). Has she been told to cover up? Or was she uncomfortable before? Maybe she read the comments sections below the videos.......(!)........
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Old 26-01-2013, 22:20
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Thought it was amusing last Thursday when BNP came up and the contestant paused to think so RR said "hurry up!" then it went BNPEAT and she said "this could be an interesting message...(!)"
Don't know if you noticed, but after that, the next choice of letters started with NF
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Old 28-01-2013, 16:55
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Outstanding effort from Rachel today! One of her best.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:36
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Outstanding effort from Rachel today! One of her best.
Yes she seemed to have a twinkle in her eye, perhaps she had her oats.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:36
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I`ll second that. Very figure-hugging (and what a figure to hug).
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:53
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Outstanding effort from Rachel today! One of her best.
Yes, I also thought Rachel looked gorgeous yesterday, even though her dress was a tad too long.

It was quite funny during one of the rounds when the first 3 letters came out as "LFC" and she had a quick grimace, I'll forgive her though.
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:04
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No. Absolutely no. Zenon and Vine are horrible, I cannot watch Countdown whilst they are on. I agree though, Margaret wasn't that good. I'd like to see some of the old ones back, like Tom O' Connor, Digance, Wakeman. Even Brandreth was better when he was on last year.
Sadly I think Tom is past it - he was interviewed on something recently and looked quite ill. Yes, wish Digance would come back, but as for Wakeman, they'd be better off having a plank of wood sitting next to Susie, it would have more personality. But Zenon and Vine are certainly not horrible, easily two of the best guests.
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:37
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But Zenon and Vine are certainly not horrible, easily two of the best guests.
Plus Suzi gets a bit giggly and makes luvee eyes at Paul when he's on, I think she'd ravish him on the desk given half a chance.
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:54
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why is Mark Foster always appearing on Countdown?

He seems to think way too much of himself.
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:49
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RR is definitely wearing less 'attractive' clothes, and it seems that the camera is going in closer, cutting off her lower legs. Coupled with the wishy-washy colour of the whole set, it's a turn for the worse.
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Old 30-01-2013, 01:39
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No. Absolutely no. Zenon and Vine are horrible, I cannot watch Countdown whilst they are on. I agree though, Margaret wasn't that good. I'd like to see some of the old ones back, like Tom O' Connor, Digance, Wakeman. Even Brandreth was better when he was on last year.
IIRC, Wakeman said he would never appear again after the way they "treated" Carol.
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Old 30-01-2013, 01:46
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Caught it today for the first time in ages. It's crap.
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Old 30-01-2013, 09:32
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IIRC, Wakeman said he would never appear again after the way they "treated" Carol.
I used to be a fan of Carol's and thought the show would suffer but I'm fickle Rachael all the way for me now..
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Old 30-01-2013, 09:43
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Plus Suzi gets a bit giggly and makes luvee eyes at Paul when he's on, I think she'd ravish him on the desk given half a chance.
You can just imagine Nik saying "Now then, Susi, Paul, concentrate."

Oh I switched on the show recently where Rachel was giggling, hence the above comment. What happened to give her the giggles?
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Old 30-01-2013, 09:44
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The very worst dictionary corner guest was Jo Brand. Making up words was a good joke the first time she did it but a whole week of it was excruciating.

I agree that Margaret Mountford was dull. I'd love to see Ian Hislop do it.
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