13 Most Excruciatingly Awkward Moments On Countdown

Proof that random chance has a (filthy) sense of humour.

There's an inherent risk in Countdown, which is possibly half the reason the nation loves it so much. Picking letters at random and spelling a word can only ever end in disaster, especially give the English language's huge number of smutty, filthy, naughty words.

One's bound to crop up from time to time, and fortunately there's always some genius ready to grab a picture.

Here are some of those moments when a sudden bout of schoolboy humour threatens to destabilise the show’s delicate equilibrium and potentially tear apart the fabric of British life as we know it.