Rachel Riley's Face Says It All As A 'Blowie' Is Offered As Answer To Puzzle

Ash Percival
·Entertainment Editor, HuffPost UK
·1-min read

You know what, it has been a bit of ‘A Week’ hasn’t it? Which is exactly why we’re thankful to Countdown for delivering a Friday treat.

The Channel 4 quiz show helped raise a few smiles this afternoon, when this happened...

(Photo: Channel 4)
(Photo: Channel 4)

Rachel Riley’s face said it all when comedian Shappi Khorsandi suggested “blowie” as a solution to one of the anagrams.

The two contestants could only come up with two five-letter answers – “bowel” and “whale” – but Shappi managed to go one better with her six-letter answer.

While she could barely stifle her giggles as she revealed her answer to host Nick Hewer, she insisted it was more innocent than it seemed.

“It’s a fly,” she insisted. “A kind of fly.”

Dictionary Corner’s Susie Dent corroborated her answer, revealing that a blowie is in fact a blow fly.

So, there you are.

Of course, it’s far from the first time Countdown has had a saucy moment over the years – take a look at some of its rudest words in the gallery below...

Countdown airs weekdays at 2.15pm on Channel 4.


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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.