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Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Thank Goodness

Lisa Ives | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Ives

Beneath all of this frivolity, cynicism and forced humour there is a more serious note. Christmas is hard, and for many reasons for many people. And when the over excited, overgrown kids start ramming it down your throat on the 1st of November, those of us who don't 'feel' the magic have just that bit longer to feel crap about it.

Nick Hewer Just Delivered Countdown's Rudest Moment Yet

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Countdown’ has had more than its fair share of rude moments in recent months, mainly thanks to some unfortunate letter sequences, which leave Rac...

'Countdown' Gets A Telling Off From Ofcom

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Countdown’ has been given a dressing down by Ofcom, and perhaps surprisingly, it’s got nothing to do with all those rude words that keep croppi...

'Countdown' Gives Us A Rare Double-Whammy Of Rude Words

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sometimes there’s nothing better than laughing boastfully at something that even a savvy nine-year-old would probably deem immature, is there? Some...

18 Of Countdown's Naughtiest Moments Ever

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Having been on-air for a staggering 33 years, 'Countdown' is one of the longest-running gameshows in the world, and one of the reasons it has remained...

Which Daytime TV Star Looks Ancient As Cleopatra?

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

We had to do a double take when these pics of Rachel Riley arrived in our inbox this morning. The ‘Countdown’ star looks unrecognisable dressed as...

Rachel Riley Spells Out Rude 'Countdown' Word And Twitter Can't Stop Laughing

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

There's no denying that the best thing about 'Countdown' is the risk that a rude word could be spelled out on the board at any moment, and on Tuesday ...

Christmas in August!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So call me the Grinch if you enjoy being around people in the festive periods. Call me Victor Meldrew if you are one of those overly happy people who just LOVE Christmas. Call me a miserable old bitter Scrooge if are one of those people who are always so chirpy, you almost scare people.

Countdown Has Turned Rogue. Again

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Another day, another naughty word on Countdown. Joining the stable of “erection”, “gobshite” and “minges” comes the gleefuly rude addi...

Myleene Klass Turns The ‘Countdown' Board Blue With Sweary Eight-Letter Word

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s only been a week or so since a certain rude word (ahem) popped up on ‘Countdown’ and now it’s happened again - and we have Myleene Klass ...

Oh, We Do Love A Rude Word On 'Countdown'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Look there are some things that will always be funny no matter how immature they might seem. John Travolta saying ‘Adele Dazeem’ at the Oscars las...

Which Word Did Rachel Nearly Lose It Over On 'Countdown'?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Nobody could accuse Rachel Riley of not being a professional after she managed to resist giggling like a school kid when the word 'erection' errrm, po...

Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

Move Over, Susanna... Could Rachel Riley Be The New Face Of 'BBC Breakfast'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ever since Susanna Reid announced that she would be leaving BBC Breakfast to move onto pastures new at ITV, there's been a lot of talk about who will...

'Minges': Just Another Word We Want To See More Of On Countdown

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

File this under puerile things to snigger at: A recent Countdown contestant came up with the word “minges” during the afternoon show. Elli Han...

'Countdown' Star In Love Split

Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Countdown' star Rachel Riley and her husband Jamie Gilbert have split just 16 months after getting hitched, according to reports. The 27-year-old,...

The IT Crowd: Top Seven Moments

James Peckham | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Come October The IT Crowd will come to a close. Graham Linehan, writer of Father Ted and Black Books, is bringing his third successful sitcom to an en...

Swapping Letters And Numbers For Waltzes And Rumbas

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Countdown' star Rachel Riley is swapping letters and numbers for waltzes and rumbas after officially signing up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The p...

Ryan Giggs Surprises Rachel Riley On Countdown (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Sport

Countdown star Rachel Riley was given a treat after racking up a milestone 1,000 appearances on the show - when surprise guest Ryan Giggs brought her ...

Carol Vorderman 'Barred' From 'Countdown'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Carol Vorderman has said she was barred from the 'Countdown' studio following her departure from the show. The 'Loose Women' presenter and maths wh...

WATCH: The Most Awkward Moment In 'Countdown' History?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Did you know that Countdown is based on a French gameshow called Des Chiffres Et Des Lettres? Well, it's true, it is. Because of this, it makes a lot ...

'I Really Loved Richard'

Posted 27.04.2012 | Home

Piers Morgan has a high strike rate of making his celebrity guests shed a tear or ten - or in Cheryl Cole's case, full scale waterworks - and Carol Vo...

Girl, 4, Joins Mensa Before Starting School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A four-year-old girl has been admitted into Mensa before she has even started school. Heidi Hankins, from Winchester, has been accepted into the ex...

Watch: The 10 Rudest Game Show Moments In History (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Comedy

They say you should never work with children or animals. But in the case of game shows, it might be wise to substitute 'children' for 'the public' and...

WATCH: New Countdown Host Nick Hewer Enjoys His First Rude Word Blooper

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Lord Sugar's one-time business adviser Nick Hewer has been hosting Channel 4's beloved anagram and arithmatic gameshow Countdown since 9 January. A...