The popular British daytime television show COUNTDOWN (2.10 pm, Channel 4) will have some extra viewers in the south-east when Enniscorthy’s Charlie Kavanagh makes an appearance on tomorrow’s (Tuesday) show presented by Nick Hewer assisted by Rachel Riley with lexicographer Susie Dent.
“I am going to enjoy myself on the show and hopefully I can leave with the COUNTDOWN teapot which is the iconic prize for any contestant who wins a game on the show,” said Charlie, whose roots are at Inglewood, on the edge of Enniscorthy town.
COUNTDOWN involves word and number tasks against the clock and is transmitted from Granada Television Studios in Manchester and celebrated 7,000 episodes just a few weeks ago in January. It is one of the longest-running game shows in the world
During the series heats, the winning contestant returns the next day until they either lose or retire with eight wins as an undefeated “Octochamp.” The best eight contestants are invited back for the series finals, which are decided in knockout format.
Good luck to Charlie as he calls the immortal words “consonant Rachel” or “vowel Rachel” to make up the longest word possible to bring the celebrated COUNTDOWN teapot to Enniscorthy!
Charlie Kavanagh is, of course, no stranger to television game shows and appeared on ‘Where in the World’ with Theresa Lowe on RTE 1 in 1995.