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Impressionists

A celebrity impressionists edition of the quiz, with Alistair McGowan, Ronni Ancona, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Rory Bremner, Matt Forde, Francine Lewis and Danny Posthill.


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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and a very warm welcome to this special

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impressionist edition of Pointless Celebrities.

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The show where the aim of the game is to avoid the obvious answers and

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find the obscure ones.

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Let's meet today's Pointless Celebrities.

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Francine Lewis and I was on Britain's Got Talent in 2013 as a

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finalist.

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I'm Danny Posthill, I was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent in 2015.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number two.

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I'm Matt Ford, I'm an impressionist and a big supporter of

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Nottingham Forest.

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I'm Rory Bremner. On a good day, on a bad day, I'm Nigel Farage.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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Couple number three.

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I'm Jan Ravens and I'm from Dead Ringers and I'm very surprised,

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-AS ANNE ROBINSON:

-Alexander, that you've taken over my tea-time quiz crown!

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LAUGHTER

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And I'm Jon Culshaw, also from Dead Ringers.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hello, I'm Ronni Ancona,

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I used to do Big Impression with this gentleman here, where I did people

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like Lorraine...

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-AS LORRAINE KELLY:

-Welcome back, if you've just joined us, don't worry, you'll get a job soon, so you will.

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..Kelly. And various people, and...

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And I'm Gary Lineker and today I've assumed the facial shape and physical

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characteristics of Alistair McGowan.

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ALEXANDER LAUGHS

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APPLAUSE Thank you very much, all of you.

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We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the show as it goes along,

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so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce. He is the real McCoy.

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Although, having said that, we did get him cheap in a Hong Kong street

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market. It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.

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-Hiya. Hi, everybody.

-APPLAUSE

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Good evening to you.

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-And to you.

-You know, sometimes when we do this show and we have,

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like, historians or newsreaders or professors or things like that and it's

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such an easy evening, isn't it, it's lovely, they all behave themselves.

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There's just something about looking at these eight people that makes you think it might be a long evening!

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Do you know what I mean? But I suspect an immensely fun one as well.

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-A nice first round. Everyone's going to have a little crack at this first round, it'll be a good one.

-Lovely.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now, as usual, all of today's questions have been put to 100 people

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before the show. Our contestants here are on the lookout of course for those all-important pointless

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answers, these being answers that none of our 100 people gave.

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Find one of those and we'll add £250 to the jackpot.

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Now, as today's show is a celebrity special,

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each of our lovely celebrities here is playing for a nominated charity.

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We are going to start off with a jackpot of £2,500.

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There we are.

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Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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OK, now, just remember this.

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The pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be

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eliminated. Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this evening is...

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-It's a people round.

-A nice broad one!

-Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go

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first, who's going to go second?

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And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK. So our question concerns...

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Yeah, we're going to show you a board of famous people,

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all of whose surnames begin O'.

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Can you identify the most obscure people on this board?

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15 in all to have a go at home.

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OK, shall we have a look at that image? Here it comes.

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15 people, all of whose surnames

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begin with O', and obviously

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you're going to try and find the

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-most obscure. Francine.

-Yes.

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Huge welcome to Pointless. It's lovely to have you here. Now how was BGT?

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I mean, is that as gladiatorial as it looks?

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I mean, do people look after you, is it a nice show?

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-IN GEORDIE ACCENT:

-I was totally, utterly nervous, do you know?

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But I bet they couldn't believe they had somebody like me,

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Cheryl Versace-Versace, a superstar on there.

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-LAUGHTER

-But, no, I loved it.

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Yeah, no, I loved it.

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It was such a great opportunity to go and showcase what I do and having

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Ant and Dec on the show, Simon Cowell, oh, you can't beat it, really.

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-It's amazing.

-Lovely.

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Now, Francine, how are you feeling about these Os behind me?

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Yeah, I know a couple of those.

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I'm going to go for...

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Sinead O'Connor.

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Sinead O'Connor, says Francine.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went along with Sinead O'Connor.

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It's right.

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53.

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53 for Sinead O'Connor.

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Yeah, there's Sinead O'Connor

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in the bottom right there.

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Still best known for Nothing Compares 2 U.

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There we are. Now, Rory, welcome to Pointless.

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-Hello.

-Good to have you here.

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Now, Rory, you've sort of been involved very much in political impressions,

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-haven't you? That seems to be your...

-Well, no, I don't accept that at all.

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-AS DAVID CAMERON:

-I, no, no, I don't accept that at all.

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I think there are some pointless politicians and I think there's one

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pointless politician, is, is, is Ed Miliband, who is here.

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-AS ED MILIBAND:

-Well, look, it's great to be here and I think the most important thing

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about Ed Miliband is the sort of bizarre head turn.

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Alexander, look, it's about creating a new generation.

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-And I think that proves the point.

-LAUGHTER

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We've got a cabinet here, don't worry.

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-I can see that.

-Or there's William Hague, who Jon does very,

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very well indeed.

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-AS WILLIAM HAGUE:

-Yes, well, you say that but we must find out what the William Hague

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pronunciations of these people are.

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-AS WILLIAM HAGUE:

-He was Foreign Secretary because, as we know,

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we have a Prime Minister who thinks that Somalia is a wine waiter.

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LAUGHTER

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Right. Now, Rory, who would you like to go for?

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OK, I think, I am going to go for,

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in the middle row on the right,

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I'm going to go for Richard O'Brien.

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Richard O'Brien, says Rory.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went along with Richard O'Brien.

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It's right. 53 is our only score and you pass it, look at that,

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down it goes.

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Richard O'Brien down at 14, Rory.

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APPLAUSE

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Look at that on podium two.

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Yeah, wrote the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Richard O'Brien, and perhaps even more famously

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-presented The Crystal Maze.

-There we are, thank you, Richard.

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Now, Jan, Jan, talking about impressions,

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do you work on your impressions on your own?

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Do you find you sort of sit in a room on your own

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and find a character?

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N... Sometimes, sometimes they just sort of leap out at you and want to

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be done. I mean, I remember when I first saw Fiona Bruce on the telly

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and I just saw this person with this sort of glimmering stare going, "Hello,

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"I'm Fiona Bruce, it's not just my eyebrows that go up and down all night."

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And I thought, you know, what is this glimmering panther reading the news?

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It just kind of completely came out at me, but some of them you do have

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to sit at home and work on vowel sounds and you have to find a little...

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I could never do Judi Dench until she did the Bond

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films. When I heard her going, "So, James," you know.

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-AS JUDI DENCH:

-It suddenly became clear that Judi Dench had that sort of slight lisp,

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whereas when she'd been doing Shakespeare, I was sort of too intimidated by

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-her, you know?

-Now, Jan. Look at all these Os.

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OK.

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I'll go for Mark O'Dowd.

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Mark O'Dowd, says Jan.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people went for

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Mark O'Dowd.

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-Oh, no!

-Oh!

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What about that?

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Everyone of us, including me, the tone in my voice said,

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"Oh, that's very clever." I, I...

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Yes, anyway. Mark O'Dowd not there.

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100 points is what you score there.

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Sorry, it's going to be a short visit, then, isn't it?

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I'm so sorry, yeah, no Mark O'Dowd up there.

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I'll give all the correct answers at the end of the round.

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Yes. Alistair.

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-Hello.

-Welcome.

-Thank you.

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Now, Alistair, you... After your world of impressions...

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Obviously, you started out on Spitting Image.

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Yes.

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Who were you on Spitting Image? Which were yours?

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-AS JOHN MAJOR:

-Well, I, at one time, was doing the John Major voice,

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with the famous peas sketch and that was very, very enjoyable.

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Very enjoyable. And all sorts of people.

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-AS DAVID COLEMAN:

-The great, late David Coleman. Absolutely remarkable.

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He was one of my people, and I also shared the impression

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-AS CHRIS EUBANK:

-of Chris Eubank with John Thomson. We used the alternate doing our Chris Eubanks,

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and that was one of the most enjoyable ones I've ever done, I think.

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Very good indeed. Now, who are all these people?

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Their surnames begin with O'.

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-IRISH ACCENT:

-Well, I was going to go for the one Jan just went for,

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but I won't.

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-NORMAL VOICE:

-So I'm actually going to gamble, I think...

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-Don't gamble.

-..on Maureen O'Hara.

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RONNI AND AUDIENCE GASP Oh, listen to that!

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Maureen O'Hara. Let's see if it's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Maureen O'Hara.

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-It's right.

-Well done.

-Now,

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100 was our high score, and you passed that some time ago.

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14 currently our low score, and you've passed that as well.

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Down to 10. Very well done indeed.

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Maureen O'Hara. APPLAUSE

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Oh, suddenly got very exciting.

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Yes, a very strong answer.

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Yeah, there she is in the bottom row in the middle.

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Starred in How Green Was My Valley and lots of John Wayne films

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-as well.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Well,

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we're halfway through the round, so let's take a look at those scores.

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10, Alistair, very well done. The best score of that pass.

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Alistair and Ronni looking particularly strong,

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as, I would say, are Rory and Matt, on 14 there.

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Then we come up to 53,

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which is where we find Francine and Danny, and then up to 100, Jan.

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But Jon, there might be a scenario in which you survive at the end of this round.

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-We'll see.

-But it will rely on a low score from you,

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so good luck with that. We're going to come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Ronni, remember we are looking for the names of these people whose

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surnames begin with O'.

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Now, then, when you're acting, do you find, as an impressionist,

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that sometimes maybe you channel other people as well?

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Well, Alistair, my old mucker here, he tends to say, his first thing

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he tends to say when I've done various voices, you have said this,

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"There's always a little bit of Posh Spice coming through,"

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which is obviously my default position.

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I'm actually surprised that

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-AS POSH SPICE:

-Posh hasn't been asked to do this, actually,

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because I know a lot about fashion.

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-AS DAVID BECKHAM:

-Yeah, and David obviously if the category

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was football, they'd be fine, wouldn't they?

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-As long as it was football...

-Or clothes.

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-Fashion.

-Yeah, or fashion.

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They'd definitely do well on this programme.

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-Yeah, very well.

-They wouldn't get many laughs, but...

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-NORMAL VOICE:

-It just shows how people date!

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-NORMAL VOICE:

-No, listen, I have to say,

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the thing is that, we all know each other very well,

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we're very close and the thing about impressionists is that

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they do play tricks on each other sometimes.

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I was doing a job with Louis Walsh, and Rory,

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who I used to tour with a million years ago,

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used to keep on going about "Oh, I do a really good Louis Walsh,

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"really good. I don't want to boast, but you should hear my Louis Walsh."

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-AS WALSH:

-That's absolutely not true, that's so not true!

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It's a great voice, but it wasn't true.

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I was working with Louis and I said "Will you do me a favour, Louis?"

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"Will you go on the phone to a friend of mine?"

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Rang up Rory and said,

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"Rory, I know you said your Louis Walsh is really good

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"but there's this young impressionist here and oh, my God,

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"his Louis Walsh is just spectacular."

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I passed the phone on to Louis Walsh,

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Louis does Louis down the phone, and then Rory, on the phone back to me,

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goes, "Oh, I don't think it was that good!

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"A lot of the vowel sounds were out." I kid you not!

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-Now, Ronni, back to our Os over here.

-Oh, sorry. Sorry.

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89 points or less, and you're into the next round.

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OK. I'm going to go the top left-hand corner.

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I think that's the lead singer of The Cranberries,

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and I think that's Dolores O'Roar...

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Dolores O'...

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You sure you don't want to go for somebody more...?

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-Somebody you know the name of might be a better idea!

-O'Riordan.

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-O'Riordan.

-That's not conferring.

-O'Riordan.

-O'Riordan?

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-Yeah, Dolores O'Riordan.

-Dolores O'Riordan.

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We just have to see if it's right. Dolores O'Riordan.

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Here is your red line. If you can get below that red line with

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Dolores O'Riordan, you are home and dry.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Dolores O'Riordan.

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It's right. Very well done, indeed. Ronni, through you go.

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And it's a great answer as well.

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Look at that. It's our lowest score of the round.

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One for Dolores O'Riordan. APPLAUSE

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That scores you one. Takes your total up to 11.

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Very well done indeed.

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That's a terrific answer, Ronni. very well played.

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Yeah, The Cranberries sold 40 million albums worldwide.

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Jon. Actually, talking of ringing up,

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actually, the havoc you can cause by ringing people up.

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And obviously your William Hague, you know,

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you rang up Tony Blair as William Hague,

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-and got put all the way through.

-Yes, it was...

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I'd only done the William Hague impression for a couple of weeks,

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-AS HAGUE:

-but he had such a distinctive sound and the stretching

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out of the words, and a very generous person on the switchboard

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who put me then through to Tony Blair who was,

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-AS BLAIR:

-you know, in a quite, you know, good mood.

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He was still chirpy in those days, you know,

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-AS BLAIR/DALEK:

-before he'd sort of turned into a Dalek in later time.

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-NORMAL VOICE:

-So yes, it was a very unexpected little moment.

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I think I ought to tell you, Jon,

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now, 20 years on, that it wasn't Tony Blair, either.

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LAUGHTER

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Matt, how could you?!

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-Jon, there you are. You're our high-scorers on 100.

-OK.

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We need a low score from you.

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Well, I'll try the one that

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we did in our first round and I'll go for Chris O'Dowd.

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Chris O'Dowd.

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Chris O'Dowd. OK, no red line for you as you're the high-scorers.

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Let's see how far down the column you can get with Chris O'Dowd.

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It's right.

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See, there we are. Look at that. 11.

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Very well done indeed. APPLAUSE

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You might have kept yourself in the game there, Jon.

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-111 is your total.

-Yeah, Chris O'Dowd.

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I'm sorry, Jan. There he is in the top right.

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Still probably best known as Roy from The IT Crowd.

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There we are. OK, and Matt, welcome to Pointless.

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-Hello.

-Great to have you here. Now, you're quite politically involved

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as well as being a political commentator. Do you find that, does that colour your impressions at all?

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Not so much. The problem is that I meet a lot of the politicians that I

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then end up impersonating.

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I remember I met George Galloway.

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We both used to do shows on TalkSport radio, and he'd be on

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before me and I'd be on after.

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Galloway knew that I was a Blairite

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and the first handover he did with me, he goes,

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-AS GALLOWAY:

-"Well, coming up after midnight on TalkSport is a man

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"who supported the illegal invasion of Iraq.

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"Matt, what's coming up after midnight?"

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"John Terry and the England captaincy, George,

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"and old coat hangers. What do you do with yours? Give us a call."

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Thank you very much for that. Matt, listen. You're on 14.

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If you can score 96 or less, which one would hope would be relatively easy...

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The one in the middle, I think I know.

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Shall I just go with the one that's definitely right?

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OK. I'm going to play it safe and I'm going to go

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-with Brian O'Driscoll.

-Brian O'Driscoll, says Matt.

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Let's see if Brian O'Driscoll's right.

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Here's your red line. Look how... Couldn't be higher, look at that.

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There you are. Look, well done, you're through.

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It's fine. It's fine, and it's a really good answer.

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It's a really good answer.

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Look at that, 18. APPLAUSE

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Taking your total up to 32.

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Yeah, one of the true rugby greats, Brian O'Driscoll, for Ireland.

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Wonderful. Now, Danny. Welcome to Pointless.

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-Thank you so much.

-Great to have you here.

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-Congratulations. Britain's Got Talent.

-Yeah.

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A, that's a really tough crowd, isn't it, to come out in front of?

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Yeah, absolutely, I mean when you got impressionists like Francine

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you've got to follow, you know, two years on it's difficult, you know.

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This is amazing. Thanks for having me on.

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I'm on with all me heroes here. This is incredible, you know, so...

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But the other thing about Britain's Got Talent,

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presumably is, you know,

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if you know you're good enough or if you reckon you're good enough to get

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through, you can't come out and do all your big stuff

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but it's got to be good enough in Round One to get in.

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-AS MICHAEL MCINTYRE:

-Well, obviously, when I started my first

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audition, I done Michael McIntyre. Yes!

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He's my favourite, he likes to mumble quite a lot,

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the moving of the head. Moving the head with Michael.

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And people sort of look at me and think, "It's Michael McIntyre's face

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"with Harry Hill's head. It's a nightmare."

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-AS JOHN BISHOP:

-You know, and I also done John Bishop.

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John's one of me favourites, I'll be honest with you, because John,

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little old me, look at me, I'm selling out arenas, me, John Bishop,

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little old me! Honestly, I got stopped in Morrison's last week,

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-he said, "Put that back."

-LAUGHTER

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-So, Danny.

-Yeah.

-There you are, on 53. You have to score 57 or less.

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-This is pressure.

-It is pressure. It is pressure.

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-AS

-DARA O'BRIAIN: Let's just see, I have actually done

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an impression of the person who actually I'm thinking of.

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I'm actually going to say Dara O' Briain.

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Dara O' Briain, says Danny, and here is your red line.

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You've got to get below that with Dara O' Briain.

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It's right.

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-You've done it.

-Yes!

-Very well done indeed.

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Down it goes. 29. APPLAUSE

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Superb.

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82 is your total.

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Very well played, Danny. Terrific answer.

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Let's go through the rest of this board.

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Now, Matt, you had a little thought

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about the guy in the middle.

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-Yes.

-Who do you think that was?

-I thought it was Patrice O'Neal.

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-It's Shaquille O'Neal.

-Oh!

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-Just as well.

-It's Shaquille O'Neal.

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Would have scored three points, though, if you had got his name

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right, it would have been a great answer. So, in a way, well done.

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-Now, let's look at the...

-And Richard, on the golfer,

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if we'd said Christy O'Connor, would you have said,

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"No, it's got to be Christy O'Connor Jr?"

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If you'd said Christy O'Connor, I would have said

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-"No, it's got to be Mark O'Meara."

-LAUGHTER

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There you go! You see?

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Oh, well, of course, I couldn't see cos of the hat!

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-And the arm.

-That is Mark O'Meara, would have scored you five points.

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The only pointless answer on the board is next to Mark O'Meara there.

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Eugene O'Neill. Very well done if you said that at home.

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Next to him, Daniel O'Donnell, of course,

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Daniel O'Donnell would have scored 33.

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Second row, Paul O'Grady, 55.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan, 48.

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And on the bottom row there, Tina O'Brien from Corrie,

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10 points, and Dermot O'Leary with 44.

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So, the best answer on the board Eugene O'Neill.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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So, we are at the end of our first round, and I'm sorry to say,

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-Jon and Jan, you are our high-scorers with 111.

-Aww!

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-I'm so sorry.

-I'm so sorry.

-It's been lovely having you on.

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Thank you so much for playing. Jon and Jan, fabulous.

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APPLAUSE

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But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.

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And so, just like that, we are down to three pairs.

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At the end of this round, we will have to say goodbye to another pair

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in time for our head-to-head round.

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Ronni, hats off to you.

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Dolores O'Riordan, fabulous answer there.

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-Very well done.

-I just... Well...

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-Oh, we had a good one from you, Rory, as well.

-Yeah.

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And we had Richard O'Brien, which is our second lowest score as well,

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-so very well done.

-Rocky Horror.

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And very well done, Francine and Danny as well.

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Great to have you all here for Round Two.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this evening...

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..is musicians.

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It's musicians. Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first,

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who's going to go second?

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And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question is all about...

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-musicians in haiku.

-What? What?

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I don't even know where that is.

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-I hope this is multiple choice!

-Musicians in haiku.

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It's not as bad as it sounds.

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We are going to give you six clues on each board.

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The answer to each clue is a famous musician.

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But the clues are in the form of a haiku - that's a Japanese poem -

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five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables.

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But it's simply clues to famous musicians.

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Six on the first board, six on the second,

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12 in all to have a go at it at home.

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-Best of luck.

-There we are.

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So, not that bad, as it turns out.

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Here's our first board of haikus. And we have...

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I shall read those all one last time.

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Francine.

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Oh. OK, so the top one, which is going to be Madness.

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OK. Francine is saying Madness.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Madness.

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It's right.

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-Oh!

-73.

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Not bad. APPLAUSE

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Not bad. 73.

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A whole lot better than 100.

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Yeah. Do you know, House Of Fun was their only ever UK number one,

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-Madness?

-Isn't that extraordinary?

-Isn't that mental when you think

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-of the amount of hits they had?

-Yeah.

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There we are. Thank you very much.

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-Matt.

-Yeah.

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-Aha.

-Ha-ha!

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I'm thinking tactically here.

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I'm going to go for the bottom one, which is Daft Punk.

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Daft Punk, says Matt.

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-Very good.

-Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Daft Punk.

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It's right.

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Oh, it's a good answer, as well. Look at that. Down it goes to 15!

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-Oh!

-Very well done indeed, Matt.

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APPLAUSE Superb.

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-15. Good job.

-Yeah, always wear those helmets.

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Beneath the helmets they are Thomas Bangalter

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and Shaquille O'Neal.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, then, Alistair. This board is all yours.

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If you wanted to go through all those haikus.

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I only know two of those.

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I just hope that not that many people remember

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Eminem.

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-Eminem.

-Who was the rapper from Detroit.

0:22:190:22:21

Slim Shady, says Alistair. Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Eminem.

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It's right.

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You pass 73.

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56. There we are. 56 for Eminem. APPLAUSE

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He won the silver medal in the 1997 Rap Olympics, Eminem,

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back when he was Marshall Mathers.

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Wow. Who took gold?

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-Maria Sharapova.

-LAUGHTER

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Now, let's fill in the rest of this board, shall we?

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-Destiny's Child star...

-Beyonce.

-Beyonce.

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Look at that score, though, 70.

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-Big score. Disco supergroup...

-Earth, Wind And Fire.

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-Oh, wow.

-17 for that, would have been a great answer.

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Now, you know this is the Spice Girls.

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What do you think this would score?

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I would have thought probably in the 80s. 87.

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96.

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-No!

-96 points.

0:23:100:23:13

-Look at that.

-How about that? The best answer on the board was Daft Punk, Matt Forde, well done.

0:23:130:23:17

There we go. Thank you very much indeed. Well, we're halfway through

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the round. Let's take a look at those scores to see where we are.

0:23:200:23:22

-Now, 15, Matt. Very well done indeed.

-Thank you.

-Then up to 56.

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Quite a big hike up there where we find Alistair and Ronni.

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And then across to 73, where we find Francine and Danny.

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Now, you're not far ahead, but you are ahead.

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So, Danny, let's find a nice low-scoring answer on this next board.

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-It's all up to you.

-Very best of luck with that.

0:23:350:23:37

That, I hope, will keep you in the game. We're going to come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put six more haikus up on the board, and here they come.

0:23:450:23:50

We have got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

0:24:160:24:18

-Ronni.

-OK.

0:24:410:24:43

This is... This is quite a well-known answer,

0:24:430:24:46

but I'm going to go for Page and Plant's rock group.

0:24:460:24:50

-And that's Led Zeppelin.

-Led Zeppelin, says Ronni.

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Led Zeppelin. Here is your red line.

0:24:530:24:54

If you get below that red line, you are definitely in the head-to-head.

0:24:540:24:57

Let's see how many of our 100 people said Led Zeppelin.

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It's right.

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Not bad. 34.

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APPLAUSE 34.

0:25:090:25:12

This is going to be very, very interesting.

0:25:120:25:13

You might have kept yourselves in the game there.

0:25:130:25:15

-90 is your total.

-Not a bad answer at all.

0:25:150:25:17

Led Zeppelin II spent over 100 weeks in the charts in the top 40,

0:25:170:25:21

and it knocked Abbey Road off number one.

0:25:210:25:24

Thank you very much, Richard.

0:25:240:25:26

Now, then, Rory.

0:25:260:25:27

-Hello.

-Rory. 74 or less.

-Righto. OK.

0:25:270:25:30

I'm going to go with the '80s synth pop band, which Russell Harty

0:25:300:25:35

memorably described as "Dorren Dorren".

0:25:350:25:37

-It's Duran Duran.

-OK, Duran Duran.

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Here is your red line. Nice and high.

0:25:390:25:40

If you can get below that with Duran Duran,

0:25:400:25:42

you are through to the head-to-head.

0:25:420:25:44

Let's see how many of our 100 people said Duran Duran.

0:25:440:25:47

It's right. And you're through.

0:25:500:25:51

Oh, just! Look at that! APPLAUSE

0:25:510:25:53

-Not by much!

-That's a tight fit.

0:25:530:25:55

Back to the '80s. 68, taking your total up to 83.

0:25:550:25:59

Yeah, Andy Taylor famously got injured filming

0:25:590:26:01

the Save A Prayer video. He fell out of a tree.

0:26:010:26:03

That's not what injured him.

0:26:030:26:05

He fell into a lake which is also not what injured him.

0:26:050:26:07

He then caught a bug from the lake,

0:26:070:26:08

-because it was an elephant toilet.

-MURMURS OF DISGUST

0:26:080:26:11

-That's nice, isn't it?

-It is nice.

0:26:110:26:13

Now, Danny. You have to score 16 or less.

0:26:130:26:17

-Yeah.

-But you have all of this board to choose from.

0:26:170:26:19

Do you want to walk us through it?

0:26:190:26:21

There's sort of two that are left that I would know.

0:26:210:26:24

I'm going to go with...

0:26:240:26:27

-..Madonna.

-For which one?

0:26:270:26:29

The... Sort of...

0:26:290:26:30

-Holiday.

-Holiday, there we go.

0:26:300:26:32

Fourth one down. Madonna, says Danny.

0:26:320:26:34

-That's going to be high.

-Well, there is your red line.

0:26:340:26:36

You have to get below that red line with Madonna.

0:26:360:26:38

Let's see if that is the queen of pop.

0:26:380:26:40

Let's see how many of our 100 people said Madonna.

0:26:400:26:43

It's right.

0:26:460:26:47

Ooh! Look at that, 82! APPLAUSE

0:26:470:26:50

I knew it would be a high answer.

0:26:500:26:51

It was just... It was either that one or the one at the bottom.

0:26:510:26:54

And it was just very obvious. I didn't know the rest, so...

0:26:540:26:57

Danny, that's a punishingly high score there.

0:26:570:26:59

It scores you 82, takes your total up to 155.

0:26:590:27:02

So, let's fill in the rest of these, and start at the bottom there.

0:27:020:27:05

The X Factor one. One Direction.

0:27:050:27:07

That would have scored you 72 points.

0:27:070:27:09

-The Davies brothers were...

-The Kinks.

-The Kinks.

0:27:090:27:11

That was 45. The best answer on the board was born Dylan Mills.

0:27:120:27:15

-Dizzee Rascal.

-Dizzee Rascal, Matt.

0:27:150:27:17

Absolutely. It would have scored you six points.

0:27:170:27:19

-Who knew?

-Matt knew.

0:27:190:27:21

There we are. Thanks very much, Richard.

0:27:210:27:23

So, at the end of the second round, the pair we have to say goodbye to,

0:27:230:27:25

with their high score of 155,

0:27:250:27:27

I'm so sorry, Danny and Francine, 'tis you.

0:27:270:27:29

It's been lovely having you on. Thank you so much for playing.

0:27:290:27:32

-Thank you.

-Danny and Francine. APPLAUSE

0:27:320:27:36

But for Alistair and Ronni, Rory and Matt,

0:27:360:27:38

it's time for our head-to-head. APPLAUSE

0:27:380:27:40

Congratulations, Alistair and Ronni, Rory and Matt.

0:27:430:27:45

You're now one step closer to the final and a chance to play for that

0:27:450:27:49

jackpot, which currently stands at £2,500.

0:27:490:27:53

APPLAUSE

0:27:530:27:55

So, this is the point where we have to decide who plays

0:27:560:27:59

for that jackpot, and we do it by making you go head-to-head.

0:27:590:28:02

But the difference is you can play as teams from here on in.

0:28:020:28:04

You can chat before you give your answers.

0:28:040:28:06

The first pair to win two questions

0:28:060:28:08

will be playing for that jackpot.

0:28:080:28:09

Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.

0:28:090:28:12

Here's your first question, and it concerns...

0:28:170:28:20

-What?

-Female actors in male roles, Richard.

0:28:230:28:25

I'm going to show you five pictures now of female actors being or

0:28:250:28:28

pretending to be men.

0:28:280:28:29

We just need you to tell us the name of the actors, please.

0:28:290:28:31

-Very best of luck.

-OK, let's reveal our five female actors.

0:28:310:28:34

Here they come. We have got...

0:28:340:28:37

There we are. Five female actors in male roles.

0:28:580:29:01

Alistair and Ronni. You've been our low scorers up to this point,

0:29:010:29:04

-so you will go first.

-Oh, really? Oh!

0:29:040:29:08

-OK.

-We're going to go with D.

0:29:080:29:10

Yeah.

0:29:100:29:11

-Cate Blanchett.

-Cate Blanchett...

0:29:110:29:14

As Bob Dylan.

0:29:140:29:15

..say Alistair and Ronni. Cate Blanchett. Now, Rory and Matt.

0:29:150:29:18

That board's all yours. Do you want to talk us through it

0:29:180:29:20

-and have a shot at each one?

-A is Gwyneth Paltrow, we think.

0:29:200:29:23

B is Barbra Streisand.

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C is Kathy Burke, definitely Kathy Burke.

0:29:250:29:27

And D and E, we don't know.

0:29:270:29:29

We'll go with Kathy Burke, I think.

0:29:290:29:32

OK. We're going to say C, Kathy Burke.

0:29:320:29:34

C, Kathy Burke. So, we have D, Cate Blanchett and C, Kathy Burke.

0:29:340:29:39

Alistair and Ronni have said that Cate Blanchett is D.

0:29:390:29:43

Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people went for

0:29:430:29:46

Cate Blanchett.

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It's right, it is Cate Blanchett.

0:29:480:29:50

Oh, it's good. Down it goes. Look at that. Down it goes.

0:29:540:29:56

Two, that's a brilliant answer. APPLAUSE

0:29:560:29:58

Very well done indeed, Alistair and Ronni.

0:29:580:30:01

Cate Blanchett,

0:30:010:30:03

absolutely right there. Now, Rory and Matt, went for C, Kathy Burke.

0:30:030:30:07

Let's see if it's right, let's see if that has paid off.

0:30:070:30:10

OK, so it's correct.

0:30:130:30:14

Lower, lower, lower. Come on, get lower.

0:30:160:30:18

-There we are. 30.

-It's not bad.

-APPLAUSE

0:30:180:30:22

Not bad at all, but it means very well done, Alistair and Ronni,

0:30:220:30:24

after one question, you are up 1-0.

0:30:240:30:27

Now, A is Gwyneth Paltrow,

0:30:270:30:28

would have been a slightly better score than Kathy Burke,

0:30:280:30:31

but wouldn't have won you the point. 21 points for that.

0:30:310:30:34

B, of course, is Barbra Streisand.

0:30:340:30:36

That's a bigger scorer, 56.

0:30:370:30:39

Now, E, it's a pointless answer.

0:30:390:30:41

If you look very closely, it's a very young Shaquille O'Neal.

0:30:420:30:45

It's actually the first person ever to play Peter Pan on film.

0:30:480:30:51

It's Betty Bronson.

0:30:510:30:52

Very well done if you said that. You got yourself a pointless answer.

0:30:520:30:55

Thanks very much indeed. So, here comes your second question.

0:30:550:30:58

Rory and Matt, you get to answer it first but you have to win this one

0:30:580:31:00

to stay in the game, so best of luck with that.

0:31:000:31:03

Our second question this evening is all about...

0:31:030:31:06

The nation's favourite paintings.

0:31:070:31:10

Simply going to give you five paintings now from a poll of

0:31:100:31:13

the nation's favourite paintings, but we've missed out

0:31:130:31:16

alternate letters from the names of the paintings.

0:31:160:31:18

Can you tell us what they are, please?

0:31:180:31:19

OK, thanks very much. Let's reveal our five paintings.

0:31:190:31:22

And here they are, with missing bits.

0:31:220:31:24

We've got...

0:31:240:31:25

I'll read those again.

0:31:420:31:43

Now, Rory and Matt will go first.

0:31:540:31:57

OK.

0:31:570:31:58

OK, this could be wrong, but we'll go for it anyway, OK?

0:31:580:32:02

We are going to go for the top one, Rembrandt, it's The Night Watch.

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The Night Watch, say Rory and Matt.

0:32:060:32:08

The Night Watch. Now then, Alistair and Ronni.

0:32:080:32:11

Do you want to talk us through the others?

0:32:110:32:13

Yes, well, the Hay Wain is the Constable,

0:32:130:32:16

Water Lilies is the Monet.

0:32:160:32:18

Sunflowers is the Van Gogh.

0:32:180:32:21

But we think we're going to go for Hockney.

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Which is A Bigger Splash.

0:32:230:32:27

-A Bigger Splash. MATT:

-Of course!

0:32:270:32:28

So we have The Night Watch, and we have A Bigger Splash.

0:32:280:32:30

Can we...?

0:32:300:32:32

I think that one might be right, so...

0:32:320:32:34

-Yeah, it is.

-Rory and Matt have gone for The Night Watch.

0:32:340:32:37

Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said

0:32:370:32:39

-The Night Watch.

-That's a very good answer.

0:32:390:32:41

-Hockney wins it, I'm sure.

-No, I think...

0:32:410:32:44

-I think you're fine.

-Here we go.

0:32:440:32:45

It's right, The Night Watch.

0:32:450:32:47

Oh, that's brilliant.

0:32:470:32:49

Down it goes. Not bad at all. Still going down. Look at that.

0:32:490:32:51

Down it goes to 18, not bad at all. APPLAUSE

0:32:510:32:53

18 for the Night Watch.

0:32:530:32:54

-AS BRUCE FORSYTH:

-What do you think? Lower? Higher? Higher or lower?

0:32:570:33:01

Alistair and Ronni have gone for A Bigger Splash.

0:33:020:33:04

I think it's lower.

0:33:040:33:05

Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our

0:33:050:33:07

100 people said A Bigger Splash.

0:33:070:33:09

It is right.

0:33:120:33:13

And it wins you the point.

0:33:190:33:20

Look at that. Down it goes to four, very well done indeed.

0:33:200:33:22

APPLAUSE After two questions,

0:33:220:33:24

Alistair and Ronni, that is decisive.

0:33:240:33:26

-You are straight through to the final, 2-0.

-Very, very impressive.

0:33:260:33:29

Well played. Great performance.

0:33:290:33:31

And the best two answers on the board as well, so well played,

0:33:310:33:33

both teams there. The Hay Wain, John Constable would have scored you 47.

0:33:330:33:39

Water Lilies would have scored you 67.

0:33:400:33:42

And Sunflowers would have scored you 55.

0:33:420:33:46

So, well done at home if you said A Bigger Splash.

0:33:460:33:48

Thank you very much, Richard.

0:33:480:33:50

So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round, I'm afraid,

0:33:500:33:52

-Rory and Matt.

-I'm sorry.

0:33:520:33:55

-I'm sorry.

-It's going to take them years to get over it.

0:33:550:33:58

He won't talk to me now for at least a fortnight.

0:33:580:34:01

-Not as myself.

-That is such good news.

0:34:010:34:05

-LAUGHTER

-There's an upside.

0:34:050:34:06

The consolation is that it's been lovely having you on.

0:34:060:34:09

Thank you so much for playing. Rory and Matt, fantastic.

0:34:090:34:11

APPLAUSE

0:34:110:34:13

But for Ronni and Alistair, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:34:140:34:17

APPLAUSE

0:34:170:34:19

Congratulations, Alistair and Ronni.

0:34:210:34:23

You have fought off all the competition and you have won

0:34:230:34:26

our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:34:260:34:28

I'm so excited about that.

0:34:330:34:36

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

0:34:360:34:38

At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,500.

0:34:380:34:43

APPLAUSE

0:34:430:34:45

Well, what a performance.

0:34:470:34:50

The whole way through. 2-0 in the head-to-head, but both your scores,

0:34:500:34:53

single figure scores, absolutely fantastic.

0:34:530:34:56

You know what happens in this last round,

0:34:560:34:58

we put four sort of semi-impossible things up on the board and you pick

0:34:580:35:00

the one that scares you the least,

0:35:000:35:02

and hope there's something behind it that you can flounder around in.

0:35:020:35:05

Thanks, Xander. I feel strangely comforted now(!)

0:35:050:35:08

It's how it works. Today's choices look like this.

0:35:080:35:11

You have got...

0:35:120:35:13

So it's between Seans and sport, I think.

0:35:200:35:23

What do you think?

0:35:230:35:24

I can't believe I'm going to say this,

0:35:240:35:26

because I would be better at Acting Seans,

0:35:260:35:29

but I think, under pressure,...

0:35:290:35:31

And you've got everything right so far, this is my moment.

0:35:310:35:34

-Yes, it's his...

-So Sport in 2003, it is.

0:35:340:35:37

-There we are.

-OK, very best of luck.

0:35:370:35:39

Three very different questions here.

0:35:390:35:41

One of these might suit you very nicely, I think.

0:35:410:35:43

We're looking for any of the 20 drivers who scored

0:35:430:35:46

at least one point in the 2003 Formula 1 championship.

0:35:460:35:49

-Oh, no!

-That's not a sport!

0:35:490:35:50

We are looking for anyone who played in the Cricket World Cup final...

0:35:500:35:54

When you said you were good at sport...

0:35:540:35:56

..between Australia and India, the 11 players on each of those teams.

0:35:560:35:59

Or we're looking for any of the England squad who played in the

0:35:590:36:02

Rugby World Cup final against Australia.

0:36:020:36:04

Any of the 19 people who actually went onto the pitch

0:36:040:36:07

for England against Australia in that final.

0:36:070:36:10

So Formula 1 drivers, anyone who scored at least a point,

0:36:100:36:13

anyone from the Australian and Indian teams in the

0:36:130:36:15

Cricket World Cup final, or any of the 19 players in the England squad

0:36:150:36:19

who actually played at some point during the World Cup final in 2003.

0:36:190:36:24

-Against Australia.

-OK, now, as always,

0:36:240:36:26

you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.

0:36:260:36:29

All you need to win that jackpot is for just one of your answers to be

0:36:290:36:31

-pointless. Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Good.

0:36:310:36:35

Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.

0:36:350:36:36

There they are. Your time starts now.

0:36:360:36:38

Right, Ronni, you watched the rugby World Cup final, I didn't.

0:36:380:36:41

So who was in that team? There was Jonny Wilkinson.

0:36:410:36:43

-Martin Johnson.

-Martin Johnson.

0:36:430:36:45

-Lewis Moody, I think.

-Lewis Moody.

0:36:450:36:47

-Jonny Wilkinson.

-Is he the one with the bad nose?

0:36:470:36:49

Attractive but with a bad nose.

0:36:490:36:51

I don't know. Matt somebody.

0:36:510:36:52

-Matt...

-Matt Dawson.

-Matt from Question Of Sport, Matt Dawson.

0:36:520:36:55

I think it's not going to be pointless.

0:36:550:36:57

Lewis Moody might be pointless.

0:36:570:36:59

-But we need somebody further down that list.

-Oh, no. Oh, no.

0:36:590:37:01

-I have no idea.

-You watched it.

0:37:010:37:02

-I didn't watch it.

-You did.

0:37:020:37:04

You watched it. You watched it all the way through.

0:37:040:37:06

We were making our show and we argued about it because I said

0:37:060:37:08

"I don't care." And you said, "I want to watch it, but my husband..."

0:37:080:37:11

Strangely enough, that was a long time ago and I can't remember

0:37:110:37:13

-much about rugby players now.

-So you've got Martin Johnson,

0:37:130:37:16

he's not going to be pointless.

0:37:160:37:17

Lewis Moody, I think.

0:37:170:37:19

-Lewis Moody.

-Who else has gone on to manage?

0:37:190:37:21

Because they have probably all become managers or pundits.

0:37:210:37:24

I don't know. I don't know.

0:37:240:37:26

Who was in goal? Who played in goal?

0:37:270:37:28

-Ten seconds left.

-Trick question.

0:37:280:37:31

I don't know. Sorry, I went for the sport.

0:37:320:37:35

Cricketers, I haven't got a clue. Formula 1 is not a sport!

0:37:350:37:38

OK, that is your time up. I now need your three answers.

0:37:380:37:42

So we've got to go for the Rugby World Cup.

0:37:420:37:44

We only know the main ones.

0:37:440:37:45

They're not going to be pointless.

0:37:450:37:47

We will go for Martin Johnson.

0:37:470:37:49

-Martin Johnson.

-Who everyone will know.

0:37:490:37:51

Matt Dawson, but...

0:37:510:37:52

-Matt Dawson.

-And I think there was somebody called Lewis Moody,

0:37:520:37:55

who I met at a party and was very nice.

0:37:550:37:56

He had a squashed nose.

0:37:560:37:57

And Lewis Moody, but you thought was handsome, which is nice.

0:37:570:38:00

-He's a very nice man.

-There we are.

0:38:000:38:02

Of those three, which do you think is your best shot at a pointless

0:38:020:38:04

-answer?

-Lewis Moody.

-Lewis Moody.

-Lewis Moody goes last.

0:38:040:38:07

If he exists. He might have been in Pink Floyd, I'm not sure.

0:38:070:38:10

I like the parties you go to, Alistair, I have to say.

0:38:100:38:12

I can't believe you wanted sport!

0:38:120:38:14

So, Lewis Moody goes last.

0:38:140:38:15

Least likely person to be pointless?

0:38:150:38:17

-Matt Dawson.

-OK.

0:38:170:38:19

Well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then.

0:38:190:38:21

And here they are. We have...

0:38:210:38:23

Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers up there.

0:38:270:38:30

What are your charities?

0:38:300:38:32

If you were to win and that money were to go to your charity.

0:38:320:38:34

-Is this it? Is this the last thing?

-Yes.

-We don't have another...?

0:38:340:38:37

OK, Sight Savers, which is an amazing charity that goes to Africa

0:38:370:38:40

and does cataract operations and corneas...

0:38:400:38:44

Amazing. Saves the sight of hundreds of thousands of people.

0:38:460:38:49

-Wonderful. Alistair?

-Mine is Tusk Trust,

0:38:490:38:51

who do wonderful work to save these beautiful elephants

0:38:510:38:53

that we are threatening with extinction, from that awful fate.

0:38:530:38:56

Very good. APPLAUSE

0:38:560:38:58

Two excellent charities there.

0:38:580:39:00

Let's hope one of these answers will win that jackpot for your charities.

0:39:010:39:06

So your first answer was Matt Dawson.

0:39:060:39:07

In this case, and in fact in every case,

0:39:070:39:09

we are looking for England squad members who played in the 2003

0:39:090:39:15

Rugby World Cup final. Any English player.

0:39:150:39:17

Only one of your answers has to be pointless for you to win that

0:39:170:39:20

jackpot of £2,500 for your charities.

0:39:200:39:22

Let's see how many people said Matt Dawson.

0:39:220:39:24

Is it right? Is it pointless?

0:39:240:39:26

OK, well, Matt Dawson is absolutely right.

0:39:300:39:32

Taking us down through the 50s, through the 40s,

0:39:320:39:34

if it goes all the way down to zero,

0:39:340:39:36

your charities will benefit to the tune of £2,500.

0:39:360:39:39

Down it goes through the single figures.

0:39:390:39:40

5, that's great. APPLAUSE

0:39:400:39:43

-This is a fantastic answer.

-I didn't expect that.

0:39:450:39:49

Do people not watch A Question Of Sport?

0:39:490:39:51

Now, there we are. The last three answers you've given

0:39:510:39:53

have been single figure scores. Fantastic, congratulations.

0:39:530:39:55

Sadly, not a pointless answer, though.

0:39:550:39:57

And at this stage, we are only interested in pointless answers.

0:39:570:40:00

Let's hope nobody said your next answer, which was Martin Johnson.

0:40:000:40:03

Again, we're looking for England players

0:40:030:40:05

in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. Let's see how many of how many

0:40:050:40:09

of our 100 people said Martin Johnson, for £2,500,

0:40:090:40:12

is it pointless?

0:40:120:40:13

-Again, it's right.

-It's right.

0:40:160:40:18

Matt Dawson took us all the way down to 5.

0:40:180:40:21

Martin Johnson now takes this down through the 30s.

0:40:210:40:24

Through the 20s, into the teens.

0:40:240:40:26

Down it goes. Oh, 15. 15 for Martin Johnson.

0:40:260:40:29

APPLAUSE

0:40:290:40:33

-OK.

-You have no idea.

-I don't know if he exists.

0:40:330:40:34

Now, everything is riding on your third and final answer,

0:40:340:40:38

which you had no hesitation putting last, Lewis Moody.

0:40:380:40:41

Your best shot at a pointless answer.

0:40:410:40:43

Let's find out in this case.

0:40:430:40:45

Lewis Moody. We are looking for England players from the

0:40:450:40:48

2003 Rugby World Cup final.

0:40:480:40:49

For £2,500, how many people said Lewis Moody? Does he exist?

0:40:490:40:55

-He does.

-He exists!

0:40:580:40:59

He very much exists.

0:40:590:41:01

And he's a correct answer.

0:41:010:41:02

Now, your first answer, Matt Dawson, took us down to 5.

0:41:020:41:04

Your second answer, Martin Johnson, down to 15.

0:41:040:41:06

-We have passed 15.

-Oh, no, no, no.

-We're in to single figures.

0:41:060:41:09

Past 5, down it goes, it still goes down.

0:41:090:41:10

Yes, you've done it! APPLAUSE

0:41:100:41:13

Superb. Brilliant. Very well done indeed.

0:41:210:41:25

I knew something about rugby!

0:41:250:41:27

Well, congratulations, Lewis Moody, of course he exists.

0:41:280:41:30

He's a pointless answer.

0:41:300:41:32

Which means you go home with that £2,500 for your charities.

0:41:320:41:35

Very well done indeed, Alistair and Ronni.

0:41:350:41:37

APPLAUSE

0:41:370:41:44

And that's also terrific validation for Lewis Moody, that he does exist.

0:41:440:41:47

That's very good news. Yes, 71 caps for England, Lewis Moody.

0:41:470:41:51

Flanker. And he once met you at a party, I believe.

0:41:510:41:53

-Yes.

-And it turns out to be a very fortuitous meeting.

0:41:530:41:56

Quite. I don't remember any of the others. They didn't meet me.

0:41:560:42:00

Let's take a look now at the answers in the different categories.

0:42:000:42:03

We'll start with Formula 1. Lots of people know their Formula 1.

0:42:030:42:06

There's some answers you'll get here.

0:42:060:42:08

Also could have had Cristiano di Mata, Heinz-Harald Frentzen,

0:42:120:42:15

Justin Wilson, the Brit, Marc Gene, Olivier Panis,

0:42:150:42:18

Ralph Firman and Takuma Sato. All of those pointless answers.

0:42:180:42:21

Very well done if you said any of those.

0:42:210:42:22

-Not a sport.

-It's not a sport, apparently.

0:42:220:42:26

Let's take a look at the cricketers now.

0:42:260:42:28

Everyone apart from Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Sachin Tendulkar,

0:42:320:42:35

Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden and Brett Lee.

0:42:350:42:37

Everyone else was a pointless answer, in that final.

0:42:370:42:40

Let's take a look at rugby now.

0:42:400:42:42

Some big names here from English rugby.

0:42:450:42:48

Also could have hired Ian Balshaw, Steve Thompson and Trevor Woodman.

0:42:490:42:52

All of those were pointless answers.

0:42:520:42:53

Very well done if you got any of those at home,

0:42:530:42:55

and terrific stuff in the studio.

0:42:550:42:57

-Also, a lot of jeopardy, right?

-Absolutely.

0:42:570:42:59

You left it right to the end, which was perfect.

0:42:590:43:01

-That's how we like it.

-Thanks very much, Richard.

0:43:010:43:04

And thanks once again to our winning players, Alistair and Ronni,

0:43:040:43:06

who go away with today's jackpot of £2,500 for their charities.

0:43:060:43:10

Very well done. APPLAUSE

0:43:100:43:12

Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge

0:43:140:43:17

to the test on Pointless. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

0:43:170:43:19

-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me.

0:43:190:43:21

Goodbye.

0:43:210:43:23

A special celebrity impressionists edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona, Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens, Rory Bremner and Matt Forde, and Francine Lewis and Danny Posthill.