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Rachel Riley Has To Put The Word 'Blowie' On The Countdown Board

Rachel Riley Has To Put The Word 'Blowie' On The Countdown Board

Rachel Riley was blown away (weyyy) when she was offered up a bit of rude word on Countdown last night.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi came up with the word 'blowie' on the spelling round of the Channel 4 show, saying she believed it was a kind of 'fly'.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

The answer caused the whole studio to giggle, but being a true professional, Rachel kept as much of a straight face as possible as she put the word up on the board.

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Shappi kept the joke going, explaining: "It's a fly.

"A kind of fly."

Susie Dent was on Dictionary Corner and, believe it or not, the comedian was right - a blowie is down in the dictionary as an informal term for a 'blowfly'.

Not sure why you would ever need to be informal towards an insect, but there we go.

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Shappi was all over the game, one-upping the other two contestants who only got five-letter words, which included 'bowel' and 'whale'.

Of course - Rachel has pretty much seen it all on the show.

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Last year, celebrating 10 years on the hit show, Rachel took to Twitter to share some of the rudest words she's ever had to spell since she took over the reins from Carol Vorderman, in 2008, right after graduating from the University of Oxford.

The 33-year-old posted a few pictures, with the caption: "Celebratory 10 years of rude @C4Countdown words as promised! Do with them, what you will."

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And she did not disappoint.

The maths whizz took over from 'Countdown' legend Carol Vorderman. Credit: Twitter/Channel 4
The maths whizz took over from 'Countdown' legend Carol Vorderman. Credit: Twitter/Channel 4
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From the 'C' word to 't***' and from 'squirt' to 'noshed', the TV personality's post included all manner of swears and smut.

The flashbacks also looked back at the time 'perverts', 'cottagers', 'vaginas' and 'todgers' all graced the famous blue board.

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Her followers couldn't believe their luck, with hundreds commenting on the post.

Speaking to the Express in 2017, she said: "Most of them are well-documented online but some one of the funny ones for me are growlers because it's perfectly innocent and you can get a definition of a bear.

"But then when Nick repeats it over and over and over, I'm sure the younger viewers - teenagers - might know something else quite funny. They're the ones that get me."

Congrats, Rachel, you wonderful woman.

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