Watch Countdown's Rachel Riley spell out a naughty word (tee-hee) - video

27 June 2018, 15:20

By Tom Eames

Yes, we know we're being childish.

Countdown might be perfect laid-back afternoon fodder, but due to how it works, it sometimes gets filthy.

Rachel Riley has previously had to spell out "gobs***e", and even "bumh**e" in recent months, and it's happened again.

This time, it's not even technically a swear word, but it's still funny to see spelled out in big words on daytime telly.

After spelling out 'penises' (a seven-letter score!), Rachel posted on Twitter: "They say a picture paints a thousand words, but sometimes all you need is 9 letters."

Rachel has spoken about the rude side of Countdown, saying: "I think it’s the fun part of Countdown. A lot of rude words, you’d only know they were rude if you had a dirty mind.

"So I’ll put up a word knowing it’s filthy, and Susie and Nick won’t have the blindest clue why half the audience is laughing. That’s the fun of it – you don’t have to be serious all the time."