Countdown's Colin Murray scolds contestant for making him feel 'like an afterthought' after rival show dig | The Sun

Countdown's Colin Murray scolds contestant for making him feel 'like an afterthought' after rival show dig | The Sun

September 2, 2022

COUNTDOWN’s COLIN Murray scolded a contestant for making him feel ‘like an afterthought’ after he made a dig at the show’s rival – Bargain Hunters.

Fan favorite, Colin Murray and lovable Rachel Riley were back hosting, as contestants raced against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers.


The latest episode saw 20-year-old student, Jack Davies compete against new contestant Shad Chokdar – with them taking on the iconic letters round and the numbers round.

As the contestants were introduced, Colin spoke to 20-year-old student, Jack Davies.

“Even though you are only 20 years old, this isn’t your first TV rodeo, is it?” Colin asked Jack.

The contestant responded: “No, no, it isn’t. I’ve been on Bargain Hunt with one of my friend’s.”

Colin then asked him how he did on Bargain Hunt, and he replied: “We did it ok, it was a really good experience, filming.”

“I feel a little bit like an afterthought now.” Colin quipped.

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The contestants and the rest of the studio audience laughed at this.

Colin then asked the student, jokingly if he had to choose to go on one of those shows, which he would he choose.

Jack, quickly hit back with: “Oh, no contest. Countdown every day.”

Pleased with this answer, a happy Colin said: “Ok, you can stay. You can stay.”

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Fans of the show took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

With one fan writting: "Loving you and Russel Kane on the show. I’m back watching everyday. Not like the old days though with no pause button for the maths rounds."

Another tweeted: "It’s such a pleasure watching you on Countdown! As host, you make the show even more enjoyable."

Another fan echoed: "You are a brilliant presenter, well done for getting the gig Full time."

Russell Kane also joined Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.

Colin made his Countdown debut in July, 2022, taking the spot from Anne Robinson, who left the show after rumors of a rift with her co-star Rachel Riley.

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The Irish broadcaster confirmed he would be a temporary host on the show in May 2023, but is now a full-time host.

Since hosting the show, viewers have praised him for his presenting skills – with the Irish broadcaster now becoming one of the show's favorite.


Countdown airs weekdays on Channel 4 at 2.10pm. Catch up on previous episodes through on demand service All4.

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