Game show takes dark turn when contestant gives very NSFW answer to question

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The British quiz show, “Countdown”, had an interesting night when a dirty word found its way on the board.

In the show, contestants are given a random group of letters and they have to try to make the longest word possible from them; think “Scrabble” but with a friendly British woman reading your letters to you. Last night, one of the contestants had the wonderful idea to spell out “gobshite” with their letters.

Of course, the internet had a lot of feelings about the hilarious gaffe. Wonderfully, the channel had to bleep out Susie Dent, who hosts the show.

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The jokes were not to be missed — watch the full clip in one of the most British moments ever when one of the hosts, arms crossed, asks, “are you allowed to say that?”

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It turns out that “gobshite” actually is a word. Susie defines it as a “stupid, foolish or incompetent person.” According to Urban Dictionary, the word is of Irish origin, but that could just be a load of malarkey. In fact, we even found an old instance of it being used in a UK TV show:

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