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Who won Countdown?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tommy B, 26 May 2006.

  1. Tommy B

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    Apparently there was this really young kid on Countdown. I don't watch the show but a relative staying with me wants to know and despite searching about 15 different news sites, I can't find the answer.
     
  2. Cupcake

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    Yup the young kid won by fifteen points :)
     
  3. Tommy B

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    How old was he?
     
  4. Cupcake

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    Hmm not sure, but looked pretty young!
     
  5. lukechad

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    14 when he won it, only just turned 14 I think.
     
  6. Tommy B

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    Unbelievable. He was demolishing everyone!

    20 minutes on Google, NO.

    30 seconds on OCUK. RESULT! :D
     
  7. WantoN

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    A better question would be.

    'Who gives a crap?'

    Ant :cool:
     
  8. RandomTom

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    Connor was amazing at countdown, I'm suprised he didn't get the conundrum at the end as he's usually dead sharp on those, I wonder when he'll ever be beaten...
     
  9. gord

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    When i improve the genetic engineering process further and produce another super child...
     
  10. Royality

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    I can't believe I laughed at that :o :p

    I, however, am intrigued... any videos of this genius in action?
     
  11. Drawoh Tesremos

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    If you really want to see him, there's still chance. The finals, which took seven programmes and which finished last Friday, are being repeated on More4, starting tomorrow. His quarter-final is tomorrow, with the semi-final probably on Thursday next week, and the final probably on the following Monday.

    Moreover, he's now appearing in a special Champion of Champions series, and his first round was on Channel 4 yesterday. That programme is being repeated tonight, in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

    He has an interesting sense of humour, which is apparent both on and off the screen. In an email he sent yesterday evening, in referring to two words he came up with in his semi-final appearance, he remarked "Getting PLEASURE in the round after ERECTION was also quite funny, but I don't think anyone noticed it."
     
  12. Wryel

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    Anyone else have the Countdown tune in their head after that?
     
  13. Greenlizard0

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    Naw I have suzie in the dictionary corner.


    I'm still reeling from the fact that not all the numbers games are possible. I thought that they were!!
     
  14. Drawoh Tesremos

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    There's no doubt that not all numbers games are possible. That's apparent from the way the target is chosen. The better games are often those where the target is impossible to achieve, and then the art is to get as close as possible.

    The best players often make it difficult, by chosing either four or zero large numbers, in the hope that it will be even more difficult for their opponent.

    After all, from the contestant's point of view, achieving the target with an easy game is of no real advantage, as the opponent is also likely to achieve it. Far better to get close to the target in a hard game, when the opponent gets even further away.

    Carol's obective, however, is different. She aims to achieve the target. And that is why she dislikes any selection other than the easiest - one big and five small.
     
  15. geuben

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    he did get the conundrum, in under 2 seconds!
     
  16. Drawoh Tesremos

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    No - he definitely did not get the conundrum in the final. He's got it in most games he's played, but not the final.
     
  17. Sic

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    i have a really distasteful joke. it's too distasteful for GD.
     
  18. R B Customs

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    put it in code, we all wanna hear it

    **Edit** read it
     
  19. Sic

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    na, i've built it up too much now. i think it'll always be too soon for Richard Whitely jokes.