Countdown hosts shocked by contestant’s rude word offering

Nick Hewer managed to keep a straight face... just!

Countdown host Nick Hewer managed to keep a straight face when one of yesterday’s contestants (1.10.19) managed to form a saucy word.

Paul Nixon from Surbiton gave host and former Apprentice mentor Nick Hewer, co-host Rachel Riley and Dictionary Corner’s Susie Dent a shock when Paul offered his word for consideration.

Paul was pleased with the letter selection (Credit: Channel 4)

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Paul had the letters R, S, E, I, G, J, O, E, S to work with and confidently proclaimed he had managed to find a six-letter word.

His fellow contestant Harry could only find a five-letter word (rises), but Paul, with a cheeky smile, said he had found ‘orgies’.

Rachel’s expression was hard to read (Credit: Channel 4)

Nick managed to keep a straight face as he went straight over to Susie and Dictionary Corner guest, poet Pam Ayres, who did manage to crack a smile.

Susie said: “Yeah, definitely in there. Very good.”

Pam Eyres enjoyed a good chuckle about it (Credit: Channel 4)

Meanwhile Pam, chuckling, said that she had managed to find another six-letter word (rejigs) but “nothing more exciting, I’m afraid” making a reference to Paul’s saucy find.

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Earlier this month, pregnant Rachel, 33, revealed that she was so stressed by social media trolls that her unborn baby stopped moving.

Rachel is expecting her first child with husband former Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev.

However, she revealed that vicious trolling from people who are upset with her criticism of the Labour party, including her backing of a BBC Panorama documentary which questioned whether Labour is anti-Semetic, left her so upset that her baby stopped wriggling around.

Jewish Rachel, 33, told former EastEnders actress Tracy-Ann Oberman, 53, on her podcast Trolled: “I found out I was pregnant in April and that was around the time of the Boycott Rachel Riley campaign.

“The week of the Panorama documentary it got really [expletive] ugly. It was disgusting.”

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