Catchphrase featured Richard Ayoade last night and the funnyman stirred up viewers on social media, with some claiming he was the ‘most annoying’ contestant the ITV game show had ever seen.
The comedian, 43, joined host Stephen Mulhern on the celebrity edition of the programme on Saturday (January 9) evening alongside former Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn and presenter Joe Swash.
Richard has legions of fans for his unusual comedy style and wit, but it seems not everyone watching at home enjoyed it.
What did Celebrity Catchphrase viewers say about Richard Ayoade?
On Twitter, some called Richard “irritating” – and wondered if anyone else had irked them so much in all the show’s history.
One tweeted: “Richard Ayoade. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so irritating on #CelebrityCatchphrase.”
A second wrote: “Why have I not realised how annoying Richard Ayoade is before? #CelebrityCatchphrase.”
A third said: “@RichardAyoade might possibly be the most annoying contestant I’ve ever seen… #CelebrityCatchphrase.”
“This episode is painful #celebritycatchphrase,” wrote a fourth.
This episode is painful #celebritycatchphrase
— Scott Hopper (@Scotthopper1) January 9, 2021
Richard Ayoade. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so irritating on #CelebrityCatchphrase
— Philip (@EnglishP_) January 9, 2021
Why have I not realised how annoying Richard Ayoade is before? #CelebrityCatchphrase
— Darren Dixon (@BeaumontDMD) January 9, 2021
— Oli 💙 (@OliNidds) January 9, 2021
Viewers praise ‘national treasure’ Richard Ayoade
However, others praised Richard and called him a “national treasure”.
One said: “Richard Ayoade was the amazing on #celebritycatchphrase he is definitely my favourite person on TV. A national treasure.”
Another tweeted: “Loving Richard on #celebritycatchphrase.”
Someone else said: “I don’t think you understand how much I love Richard Ayoade #CelebrityCatchphrase.”
Richard Ayoade was the amazing on #celebritycatchphrase he is definitely my favourite person on tv. A national treasure
— ♡︎♡︎♡︎ 🏳️🌈 (@youtube09145423) January 9, 2021
Loving Richard on #celebritycatchphrase
— Rachael Jess (@RachaelJessBlog) January 9, 2021
no i don’t think you understand how much i love richard ayoade #CelebrityCatchphrase
— kiki 💌 (@jensparkinson) January 9, 2021
What happened on Celebrity Catchphrase?
Richard ended up beating Joe and Katie to get to the final round.
And he managed to win £9,300 for his charity. Katie, meanwhile, got £2,100 for hers, while Joe got £3,900.
Joe’s charity was the Ben Kinsella Trust, while Katie’s was Mummy’s Star and Richard’s was Refugee Support Network.
Richard shot to fame on the TV show The IT Crowd. He’s since acted in a number of programmes and films, including Paddington 2 and Danger Mouse.
Last year, he was on screens as the new host of the game show The Crystal Maze.
What did you think of last night’s Celebrity Catchphrase? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know.