Celebrities test the depths of their knowledge in this special edition of the quiz, with Joe McElderry, Nicki Chapman and Pete Waterman. Alexander Armstrong presents.
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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to a special celebrity edition of Pointless,
the quiz show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.
Every question on Pointless has been asked to 100 people before the show.
To have a chance of winning our final round jackpot,
our celebrities must find the answers that the fewest of our 100 people could think of.
Let's meet our Pointless Celebrities.
First up, we welcome Cheryl Fergison and Ricky Groves.
Obviously, to EastEnders fans, you are much better known as Heather Trott and Garry Hobbs.
-How long have you known each other?
-About five years.
-About five years.
-She stalked me.
-Heather had a crush on Garry and I stalked him all the way to Brighton.
Ricky, I have to say, you are the first person ever, ever on Pointless to wear a cravat.
-Thank you very much. The secret to a cravat is confidence, I think they say.
What's going to be good for you today? What will be a great subject?
I used to be a chef, so anything food-wise might be good.
Are you good at remembering stuff?
Yeah, I kind of do, but some of these questions that come out, they can stump an expert in any field.
-I'm a bit apprehensive, to be honest.
-Cheryl, what would be great for you?
-I know nothing at all. I'm completely useless.
-I don't know what day we're on.
-That's what all our best contestants say.
-And I'm happy being like that. I'm in a happy place.
-Ricky and Cheryl, very best of luck.
-Thanks for having us.
And next we welcome Joe McElderry and Billy Turnbull.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Joe, of course, we all know you
as the winner, the winner, if you will, of X Factor in 2009,
but would you please introduce your team-mate?
-This is my best friend, Billy Turnbull.
-Billy Turnbull, welcome.
-Billy, what do you do?
-I work as a chef. I've just come off tour with Joe.
-You ran the food?
-For the tour? How long was the tour?
-It was a month long, all around the UK.
Now, Billy, can you name all of Joe's songs?
I could sing them all probably. I've heard them that much.
-Anything you'd hate to see come up? Anything you'd like to nominate...
OK, we'll try and make sure there's no algebra today.
I've got some bad news for you. Round Three is the history of algebra.
If I make it through to Round Two, we'll be more than happy, so...
-Joe, anything you'd like to nominate as a terrible category?
-I'm not very good at thinking fast,
so we'll see what happens. I really do not know what is going to happen.
-Very best of luck, Joe and Billy.
Next we welcome Nicki Chapman and Pete Waterman.
Nicki and Pete, obviously, famously, you were judges on Popstars and Pop Idol,
but your music careers go way, way back further than that.
-Not that far.
-We've known each other about 20 years.
When I first started out, Pete dominated the charts.
All his acts were across TV, radio, so I didn't get a look in. That was my first experience of Pete.
-Then ten years ago, we started working together.
-What about all those other areas? Nicki, you present now.
-I do, yes.
-I do Escape To The Country.
-Wanted Down Under.
-Australia will be a very strong area for you then.
-One hopes so.
Now, Pete, what about you? What is the Waterman hinterland?
Railways. Railways and politics.
I know a little bit about a lot, but not a lot about small amounts...
-This is perfect for Pointless.
-Oh, I wouldn't say that!
-Nicki and Pete, very best of luck on Pointless.
Finally, we've got Lauren Drummond and Adam Astill.
As our team from Holby City, surely we can expect pointless answers
on anything to do with hospital procedures, medicine, bones of the body, all of that.
If "pointless" was used in its correct sense, you would get great answers from us, I think.
-What actually would you like to see come up?
-Film is a good one for me.
Geography's not too bad. Mum and Dad bought me a map last year that sits on my wall.
-World geography, fantastic.
-Adam, anything you'd like to nominate?
-Film and TV, I'd...
-I love maps. I'm always reading the A to Z.
-My mum bought Adam a map as well.
-Lauren and Adam, it's great to have you here. Best of luck.
We'll discover all your hidden knowledge throughout the show.
There's only one person left to introduce, the man who puts the silent K in "knowledge".
-He's my Pointless friend, he's Richard.
-How are you today? Are you well?
-Yeah, I'm very well, thank you.
-I enjoy these celebrity shows. People are much more nervous.
-Like us, you mean?
-Are you nervous?
-What are you nervous about? You'll be OK.
-Are you worried about letting yourself down in front of Joe?
-Have you got a little bit of a man crush?
-On Joe? Oh, yeah.
That is awkward. I'll say this. I apologise now to everybody.
Round One will not go down well. People aren't going to like it.
-If you can scrape through Round One, Round Two is easier.
-We look forward to that very much. Thanks, Richard.
All our questions have been put to 100 people before the show,
but we want the obscure answers they didn't get.
To stay in the game and have a chance to win our jackpot,
our celebrities need to score as few points as they can.
Everyone is trying to find a pointless answer that none of our 100 people knew.
Each time that happens, we add 250 quid to the jackpot.
As today's show is a celebrity special and each celebrity is playing for a nominated charity,
we start off with a jackpot of £2,500.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
In this first round, each of you must give me one answer and you cannot confer with your partner.
The pair with the highest score at the end of the round is eliminated.
If you give me an incorrect answer, you will score 100 points, so try and avoid those if you can.
OK, our first category is...
SHE LAUGHS LOUDLY
It's football. Can you decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many Euro 2012 football teams as they could. Richard?
Yes, I am sorry, everybody.
We're looking for any of the 16 nation teams that will compete at the Euro 2012 football tournament.
Thanks very much. Cheryl and Ricky, you all drew lots before the show and, today, you go first.
-Ricky, I think this is quite good for you.
-No, I'm absolutely hopeless on football. I'll have a go.
-Ricky is saying Czech Republic.
Let's see if it's right and if it is, how many of our 100 people said the Czech Republic.
It's right. Well done, Ricky.
-Very well said, Ricky.
-Great answer. 14 for the Czech Republic. Richard?
-They qualified through the play-offs.
-I haven't got a clue about football,
but I can remember my brother having a football in the house
and it had a team on it and it was the Euro...of some year
and I'm going to play it safe and say France.
OK, let's see if Billy's on the ball with France, if it's right, and how many people said it - France.
It is right.
-Not bad, Billy. 72 is a lot better than 100.
It's a big score, but the key in this round, looking at everyone's faces, is just to stay in.
-Not getting 100 could be key.
-Now then, Nicki...
-Do you follow football at all?
-Do you know people who do follow football?
-Yes, my husband.
I'm a Leeds United widow. He loves Leeds United way above me.
But Euro 2012...
I'm going to have to guess,
-so I'm going to say Portugal.
-Was that good or bad?
I realise I don't know geography any more. That's the only one I could think of that was in Europe!
-Did I get a nod or a shake?
-OK, Portugal... Lauren's really cross about that!
-Let's see if Portugal's right. It might not even be right, Lauren.
Nicki says Portugal. Is it right, how many people said Portugal?
It is right.
-Not bad at all, Nicki. 41 for Portugal. Richard?
Well played, Nicki. They lost the 2004 final. It's just in the bottom left of the big Europe bit.
-Yeah, bottom left.
Now then, Lauren, remember, we are looking for the teams who will play in Euro 2012.
-You had your answer whipped away from under your nose!
-I was so comfy just listening to everyone.
Think back to the map. Think back to the map.
I'm going to go for...
Let's see if Belgium's right and if it is, how many of our 100 people said Belgium.
-Oh, bad luck!
Can we halve them with Nicki and Pete cos she stole my answer?
-Yeah, that's allowed(!)
-No, it's not.
-Belgium is an incorrect answer, so you score 100 points.
-Oh, that's bad, isn't it?
-Yeah, I'm afraid that is bad. Richard?
-Unlucky. The good news is it is in Europe.
-So the map, to be fair, is doing its job.
You need a Euro 2012 wall chart next.
Let's take a look at the scores as they stand.
Fabulous low score from Ricky there with the Czech Republic - 14,
then we go up to 41 where we find Nicki and Pete,
then up to 72 where we find Billy and Joe, then up to 100 where we find Lauren and Adam.
It's not as bad as it could be, Lauren. There's a pretty good spread across the scoreboard there.
But, Adam, the pressure is on you to find a really obscure, low-scoring country in the next pass.
Can the second players please take their places at the podium?
Remember, we are looking for Euro 2012 teams. Adam, you're the high scorers on 100 points.
I'm in two minds. I can't remember
if they were knocked out in the qualifiers or not.
I am going to go for...Holland.
-Oh, good one.
Holland, says Adam. Is it right? How many people said Holland?
-Down it goes.
29. That's not a bad score at all. 29. Second lowest score so far.
-It takes your total up to 129. Richard?
-Well done, Adam. Might have kept yourself in the round there.
The Netherlands won it in 1988. They were runners-up in the last World Cup.
Thanks very much. Pete, we are looking for the teams who will be playing in Euro 2012.
The high scorers on 129 are Adam and Lauren.
You're on 41 which means a score of 87 is enough to see you through to the next round.
I'm going to go safe on this - Spain.
There is your red line, quite nice and high. If you get below it,
you are through to the next round, you have beaten Adam and Lauren.
Spain, is it right? How many people said it?
Yeah, you've done it.
71. Very good. Very well judged as well.
-Perfect. That takes your total up to 112. Richard?
-The world champions and European champions as well, Spain.
Now then, Joe, you're on 72. The high scorers remain Adam and Lauren on 129,
-so a score of 56 or less...
-You couldn't have picked a worse subject.
One came to my head and I'm afraid to say it in case it's not in Europe and I make a complete fool of myself,
but because it came straight to my head, I think I'll just say it.
-I'll say Greece.
-Joe is saying Greece. There is your red line.
If you get below it, you are through to the next round.
Let's see if Greece is right and if it is, how many people said it.
Yes, you've done it.
Very well done indeed.
-That takes your total up to 95. Richard?
-Very good answer, Joe. You must have been in Greece, have you?
-I've never been to Greece.
-He'd be good in Grease.
-Which part are you thinking?
-Sandy! He'd be amazing.
-No, I'm thinking John Travolta.
-Don't you think?
-Yeah, he'd be very good in Grease.
-Now then, Cheryl...
-Listen, I've got great news for you.
-Great news for you.
Bad news for Adam and Lauren.
I'm afraid their high score of 129, you can't overtake it even if you score 100 points.
-Even if I get "uh-uh"?
-You are still through to the next round.
-You will not overtake Adam and Lauren's high score.
-Oh, thanks so much.
You know like we've got lots of places here like Wales and Scotland and England? That's in Europe, innit?
I'm not allowed to do anything. I'm just going to release this expression.
I shall say Italy.
Cheryl, there's no red line for you. Let's see if Italy is right and if it is, how many people said Italy.
-It takes your total up to 78.
-Yeah, well done, Cheryl.
-Just to clear a couple of those other ones up, England, Wales and Scotland ARE in Europe.
-My absolute pleasure. You should get...
-I love you, Richard.
I genuinely appreciate it. You should get a map.
-Get a map from Lauren's mum.
-Can I come and look at your map?
-Come and have a coffee at mine.
-It's going terrifically well.
-I told you that round might be quite difficult.
There are no pointless answers. Do you know what the lowest scoring answer is?
I'm sure no non-football fans would guess. It's Czech Republic, best answer.
-Very well played, Ricky.
Russia also scored 15, as did Ukraine, one of the hosts with Poland.
Let's take a look at the biggest answers, the worst answers you could have given. We've heard a couple.
Pete gave us Spain because he was safe. That scored 71.
Billy gave us France, 72, also safely through to the next round.
And the biggest score of all was England - 84.
Thanks, Richard. At the end of the first round, the losing pair with the highest score,
I'm afraid it's Adam and Lauren.
-Oh, bad luck!
-No, you did really well.
-Let Adam stay. He did nothing wrong.
It was just me that let myself and my family down.
-You were trying to find a low-scoring answer.
-I was trying to be clever and it didn't work!
-Adam and Lauren, we have to say goodbye, but it's been lovely having you here.
-Brilliant contestants, Adam and Lauren!
-Thanks a lot.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
There's only going to be room for two pairs in our head-to-head,
so one team will leave us at the end of this round.
OK, our category for Round Two is...
Happy with Film? Decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second.
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
And the question concerns...
-On each pass we'll show you six films that were made or released in 2011.
All of these films were based on a novel or a play.
We need you to tell us who wrote that novel or play.
There'll be six on each pass, 12 in all to guess at home. Best of luck.
Thanks, Richard. We are looking for the authors of the novel or play on which these films were based.
And we have got...
I'll read those all one more time.
There are the six films. We are looking for the names of the authors
of the original novel or play on which those films are based
and you want the one that the fewest of our 100 people knew, Cheryl.
Right, OK, I've... I've seen some of these.
Forsooth, my Lord, I have to go with what I knoweth...
Coriolanus, William Shakespeare.
Coriolanus, William Shakespeare, says Cheryl. Is it right?
How many people said Coriolanus, Shakespeare?
Oh, look at that!
-Very, very well done, Cheryl.
-Bless you, my liege. Bless you.
-Oh, she continues.
Yeah, how about that? Directed by Ralph Fiennes, that one, and Gerard Butler is in it.
Joe... Remember, we're looking for the authors of the books on which these films are based.
I was going to say that one.
I read Wuthering Heights at school, but I can't remember who wrote it. I did my GCSE on Wuthering Heights.
-It's bad that I don't even remember the author.
-Just think back, Joe.
I'm going to say Wuthering Heights and just say a character out of it.
I'm hoping that it is a character - Heathcliff.
Maybe Mr Heathcliff wrote the book.
-I can't remember the author.
-Heathcliff, says Joe, as the author of Wuthering Heights.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people knew that answer.
That's a surprise(!)
I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, so you score 100 points.
-Heathcliff is in Wuthering Heights, so the GCSE wasn't entirely to waste.
-I got a B in English.
-Well, they tend not to ask the name of the author, do they?
-OK, Nicki, take us through it if you like.
Shakespeare was the only one I knew. The Twilight Saga, haven't seen it.
I Don't Know How She Does It, again not a clue.
Wuthering Heights is the one I'm going to go with.
Water For Elephants, no, and One Day, again completely clueless.
I'm going to go with Wuthering Heights and say Bronte, one of the Brontes.
We're going to need a first name for the Bronte.
Emily Bronte, says Nicki. Emily Bronte.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, let's see how many people knew that answer - Emily Bronte.
Very, very well done, Nicki.
-APPLAUSE I'm so relieved.
A great answer and a great score - 30 for Emily Bronte.
-Well done, Nicki. Does that ring a bell, Joe?
-Yeah. I couldn't have told you the first name.
Let's look at the rest of the board.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, all the Twilight books,
extraordinarily best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer - that scored 19 points.
-One Day, again a huge-selling novel last year by...
Yes, would have scored 10. I Don't Know How She Does It?
-The journalist and columnist, yes. Would have scored 4.
-Water For Elephants, do you know that?
-I almost do.
-The Canadian writer Sara Gruen.
-2 points. Very well done if you got all of those answers.
Halfway through the round, let's look at those scores.
Cheryl and Ricky are on 6, then we go up to 30 where we find Nicki and Pete,
then I'm afraid up to 100 where we find Joe and Billy,
so, Billy, in the next pass we need a nice, low-scoring answer from you or we'll be saying goodbye to you.
Can the second players take their places at the podium?
We're going to put six more films on the board and here we go.
I'll read those one more time.
There are the six films and you are looking for the one that the fewest of our 100 people knew.
We want the authors of the original play or book on which these are based. Pete...
I've got to play tactically here, so I'm going to have to go with Harry Potter and JK Rowling.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, JK Rowling, says Pete. Here's your red line.
If you get below it, you are through to the next round.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said it.
82 takes your total up to 112.
-Pete is specialising in getting very high scores, then watching carnage around him.
Billy, the high scorers are Pete and Nicki on 112,
so a score of 11 or less from you will get you through to the next round. 11 or less.
I haven't got a clue about any of them.
I was going to go with the Harry Potter one just to play it safe, but I can only think of two writers.
Pick one of them.
-God help us!
-One of them's been told, so...
Let's pick the other one.
James Cameron, says Billy.
-You're saying that for...?
-The Three Musketeers. That's all I know.
Billy is saying The Three Musketeers, James Cameron.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people knew it.
There's your red line, Billy, down there.
Fingers crossed, eh?
Bad luck, Billy. I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, which means you score 100 points.
That takes your total up to 200.
-Sorry, Billy. Even worse news - one of the two writers you know isn't a writer.
-He's just said.
-He's a director.
Now then, Ricky, great news for you as well.
I'm afraid Billy and Joe are out of the game at the end of this round
because their high score of 200, no-one will overtake that.
So, pressure off. You can fill in the board if you like. Talk us through any of the other ones.
I think Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is John Le Carre. I'll go for The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas.
The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said it. No red line. You are already through.
Oh, it's a good score, Ricky.
Look at that again, 16.
That takes your total up to 22.
Once again Ricky and Cheryl are the low scorers by a margin. Richard?
Well played, Ricky and Cheryl. Let's fill in the rest of the board.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John Le Carre. Would have scored you 23.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Would have scored 20.
-We Need To Talk About Kevin.
-Yes, would have scored 4.
And Beastly is a pointless answer. Very well done at home if you said Alex Flinn.
No-one of our 100 people knew that answer, so very well done if you got all of those.
Thank you, Richard. At the end of Round Two, the losing pair with the highest score, Joe and Billy.
Bad luck, bad luck. You nearly knew Emily Bronte.
Well, not quite.
You knew Heathcliff was in the book. That's good. That's good.
-Billy, did you know any on the other board?
It worries me that we were in the same class at school.
-Billy and Joe, it's been lovely having you on the show.
-Thanks so much for playing!
APPLAUSE Thank you.
But for the two remaining celebrity pairs,
things get even more exciting now as we enter the head-to-head.
Congratulations, Ricky and Cheryl, Nicki and Pete, you are now only one round away from the final
and a chance to play for the jackpot which currently stands at £2,500.
Only one pair can play for that money, so to decide which pair it will be, you now go head-to-head.
For each question, you will be shown five options on the board.
Each pair must answer just one of them, but you can now confer.
Score less than the other pair and you win that question.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for the jackpot.
OK, let's play the head-to-head.
Here's your first question and it concerns...
For this first question, we'll show you five outlines of US states.
-Can you identify them and pick the most obscure?
-Let's reveal our five US states in outline form.
And here they come. We've got...
OK, well, there they are.
Ricky and Cheryl, you've played best throughout the show so far, so you get to go first.
Yeah, we've got an answer. I'm going to go A, Texas.
-Sorry, WE'RE going to go A, Texas.
-Ricky and Cheryl...
-Don't bring me into this, please, seriously. It's shapes.
Nicki and Pete, you can talk out loud.
D must be bang in the middle.
-Look at those lines.
-But the corner bit could be one of the Lakes.
What does your gut feeling say?
-B is California.
-Let's go with that.
-We'll go for B, California.
B, California, say Nicki and Pete.
Ricky and Cheryl have said that A is Texas.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said A, Texas.
Yeah, it's right.
-Well done, Ricky.
-24 for Texas.
Right, Nicki and Pete have said California is B.
24 is the score you have to beat.
Let's see, California, is it right, and if it is, how many people said B was California?
Wow, interesting! More people recognised California than they did Texas.
Lucky for Ricky and Cheryl, so after one question, Ricky and Cheryl are up 1-0.
-Two good answers from a tough question.
C and D would have been the best scorers.
C is Idaho. Would have scored you 4 points.
Now, there's a clue to D in B.
-B and D fit together.
D tucks into the corner of B. It's Nevada.
That would have scored you 8 points.
And E is the highest scorer on the board. It's Florida.
That would have scored you 43 points.
-Incredibly hard. Very well done, both of you, two correct answers. Here's the second question.
Nicki and Pete, you must win this question to stay in the game.
Our second question concerns...
-We'll show you five clues to facts about Blackadder. Can you tell us which is the most obscure?
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five clues to facts about Blackadder. And we've got...
I'll read those all out one more time.
Five clues to facts about Blackadder. Nicki and Pete, you go first this time.
-It's got to be Flashheart.
-Go for that one?
Lord Flashheart was played by Rik Mayall.
Rik Mayall played Lord Flashheart. Ricky and Cheryl, you can do all your talking out loud now.
-OK. They've beaten us to it that time.
OK, we'll go a wild stab in the dark to what we believe to be the most obscure answer -
Lord Melchett's beloved pigeon played by Miranda Richardson.
OK, you say Lord Melchett's beloved pigeon played by Miranda Richardson.
Nicki and Pete say Rik Mayall played Lord Flashheart. Let's see if that's right and how many said Rik Mayall.
Now, Ricky and Cheryl,
Lord Melchett's beloved pigeon you are saying was played by Miranda Richardson.
Complete stab in the dark. Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said it.
Bad luck. An incorrect answer, Ricky and Cheryl, which means after two questions, you are one-all.
-She is a very versatile actress, Miranda Richardson.
The only problem is Lord Melchett's beloved pigeon is actually a pigeon and it was called Speckled Jim.
4 points. Very well done if you got that at home. It's one of those ones where you hear it, you remember it.
The character played by Tony Robinson was Baldrick - 40 points.
The fourth series is set during World War One - 35.
-Blackadder's profession in the third series, would anyone have had a go at that?
I think it's the only one where he's got a real job. He's a butler. It only scored 10 points.
It would have won the point.
Here comes the third question. Whoever wins this is through to the final to play for that jackpot.
-We'll give you the names of five cocktails, but only the initials.
They'll be followed by the main ingredients of those cocktails. Can you name the cocktail, please?
-We took the International Bartenders' Association as our source.
Let's reveal the initials of our five cocktails and we have got...
I'll read those one more time.
OK, so there are our five cocktails. Ricky and Cheryl, you go first this time.
-What are you thinking, Ricky and Cheryl?
-Is that all right? Do you mind?
-No, you go.
-I want that trophy though, please.
-OK, OK. It's a toss-up, isn't it?
Rum, mint, sugar and lime juice is a mojito.
-That's our answer.
-OK, rum, mint, sugar, lime juice - mojito, say Ricky and Cheryl.
Now, Nicki and Pete, talk us through the entire bar there.
-It's pina colada at the top.
-I don't know that one.
-Vodka, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice.
-Sex on the Beach.
Creme de cassis with champagne, kir royal. Shall we go for...?
-Let's go for kir royal.
Kir royal you are saying for creme de cassis and champagne.
We have mojito and we have kir royal.
Whoever wins this battle of the cocktails will be in the final.
In the order they were given, Ricky and Cheryl said mojito for rum, mint, sugar and lime juice.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said mojito.
Well done. We wouldn't have known that one.
-We were going...
-20 for mojito.
Nicki and Pete have said that creme de cassis and champagne is a kir royal.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said kir royal.
OK, it's right. 20 is what you have to beat.
Will it go down beyond 20?
Oh, my gosh!
Wow, very, very close indeed, but in the end, Ricky and Cheryl pipped it there
which means, after three questions, Ricky and Cheryl are through to the final 2-1.
-Thank you so much.
-That's a terrific head-to-head. Real quality all the way through it.
A couple of answers would have beaten mojito.
White rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, as you say, is a pina colada,
but that would have scored 57 points.
These other two would have won.
Rum, cola and lime is a Cuba libre.
It would have scored 15.
Vodka, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, you'd have lost with Sex on the Beach. It's a Sea Breeze.
-It's a Sea Breeze.
Sex on the Beach has got peach schnapps, not grapefruit juice.
You know your cocktails, don't you?
Thanks, Richard. So the losing pair at the end of the head-to-head, I'm afraid it's Nicki and Pete.
-It was cocktails that saw you off.
-But it's good fun and they deserve to go through.
-They've been leading.
-They have been the leading pair throughout the show.
-It's been lovely having you on the show. Thank you for playing, Nicki and Pete!
-Thank you. Best of luck!
But for Ricky and Cheryl, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Ricky and Cheryl, you have fought off all the competition
-and won our coveted Pointless trophy, so well done.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot for your nominated charities.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot stands at £2,500.
OK, the rules are very simple. To win that money, all you have to do is find a pointless answer.
We haven't had any pointless answers on the show today.
You only have to find one now and you will leave with that £2,500 for your nominated charities.
First, you've got to choose a category and you can choose from these five options.
What do you want to go for?
-I don't know nothing about Winter Olympians.
-No, cancel that. UK Politics?
-Children's Books, I'm not, you know...
Let's go...US Musicians?
Yeah, OK, US Musicians, please, thank you, Alexander.
-Let's find out what your question is.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many Prince UK Top 40 studio albums as they could.
-We're looking for any studio album released and credited to Prince
or The Artist Formerly Known As Prince or any of his stage names prior to the end of 2011.
If he did the entire soundtrack, we'll accept that,
but no live albums and no greatest hits compilations.
You now have up to one minute to come up with three answers
and all you need to win that £2,500 jackpot is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
Let's put 60 seconds on the clock. Up they go.
Your time starts now.
The Batman soundtrack.
Sign O' The Times.
-Sign O' The Times.
-One more we need.
-I don't know if it's an album.
-Is it albums?
-Is it albums? Oh, my gosh!
-Yeah, Alphabet Street.
I don't know if it's an album.
-Oh, oh, Prince, Prince...
-Paisley Park? Is that one? That's a recording studio.
Sign O' The Times, Sheena Easton's Love Songs. I don't know...
-I've got it. Purple Rain, the soundtrack.
-That'll do us.
-We might as well use the 24 seconds up.
We only need to name three?
OK, so we're going with Batman, Purple Rain, the soundtrack, and Sign O' The Times then.
-Because I think everyone wants to get down the pub.
-Are you sure?
-Are you happy to stop the clock?
We were looking for Prince UK Top 40 studio albums.
I now need your three answers.
-Sign O' The Times.
-Sign O' The Times.
-Which is your best shot?
-I think the Batman one.
-We'll put that last. Your least likely pointless?
-Maybe Sign O' The Times.
-We'll put that one first.
Let's put them up on the board in that order and here they are.
OK, so we were looking for Prince UK Top 40 studio albums.
Sign O' The Times, this was your least confident shot at a pointless.
You only have to find one pointless answer to win that £2,500 jackpot.
Let's see, Sign O' The Times, is it right, and if it is, how many people said it?
This is for £2,500.
OK, Sign O' The Times, if this goes all the way down to zero,
you'll be leaving with £2,500 for your charity. Down it goes.
Single figures, still going down.
Oh, look at that - 2!
-Oh, you see!
-Oh, I don't know now...
Unfortunately, that's not a pointless answer. Cheryl, what's your charity?
-Great Ormond Street Hospital.
-Very, very good indeed. Great charity.
-Ricky, what about yours?
-My charity is the Lord's Taverners, giving kids a sporting chance,
-especially those from impoverished backgrounds.
-The Lord's Taverners. Fantastic. Two brilliant charities.
Please can one of your two remaining answers be pointless,
so you can split that jackpot between those charities?
We are looking for Prince UK Top 40 studio albums. Let's hope nobody said Purple Rain.
This has to be right and it has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot of £2,500
for your nominated charities. Purple Rain, is it right? How many people said it - Purple Rain?
It is right.
Sign O' The Times, your least likely punt at the jackpot, went down to 2.
-I wasn't expecting that at all.
So this is your third and final answer - Batman. You said this was your most confident answer.
This is your last shot at that jackpot of £2,500.
It has to be right and pointless for you to leave here with that jackpot for your charities. Best of luck.
Batman - how many people said it?
OK, so you got 47 for Purple Rain
and you got 2 for Sign O' The Times.
Down it goes. If this goes all the way to zero, you leave here with that jackpot.
-Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no!
Unfortunately, you didn't find that crucial pointless answer,
so you don't win today's jackpot of £2,500 for your charity, but as it's a celebrity special,
-we will donate 500 quid to each celebrity pair to their respective charities.
Very well played throughout, Ricky and Cheryl. That's a real shame.
Let's take a look at the four pointless answers.
His most recent UK Top Ten - 3121.
Around The World In A Day was a pointless answer.
The other two albums were credited to "Symbol" - Chaos And Disorder and The Gold Experience.
-Very well done if you got any of those at home.
We have to say goodbye to you, Ricky and Cheryl, but thank you so much for playing.
All that remains is to say thank you to all our celebrity pairs -
Lauren and Adam, Joe and Billy, Nicki and Pete, and our brilliant finalists, Ricky and Cheryl!
Very well done. Join us next time when we put more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.
-It's goodbye from Richard.
-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.
Oh, one person!
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Celebrities test the depths of their general knowledge in this special edition of the quiz. Joe McElderry, Nicki Chapman and Pete Waterman are among the stars trying to come up with the answers no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.