Winter Olympics Special Pointless Celebrities


Winter Olympics Special

A celebrity Winter Olympics edition with guests including Jayne Torvill, Clare Balding, Jenny Jones, Robin Cousins, Wilf O'Reilly and Eddie Edwards.


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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome,

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a very warm welcome,

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to this special Winter Olympics edition of Pointless Celebrities.

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This is the quiz where all of the questions have been asked to 100 people

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before the show. All our celebrities have to do is come up with the

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answers those 100 people couldn't think of.

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Let's meet this evening's Pointless Celebrities.

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And couple number one.

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Hello, I'm Robin Cousins, men's figure-skating gold medallist,

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Lake Placid, 1980.

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I'm Rhona Howie, skip of the ladies GB curling team that won gold in Salt Lake City.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number two.

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I'm Graham Bell. I'm a former Olympic skier, five-time Olympian,

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and now presenter of BBC's Ski Sunday.

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And I'm Amy Williams, a gold medallist of the skeleton

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in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010.

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, I'm Jenny Jones,

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I am a bronze medallist from the Winter Olympics in Sochi,

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Russia, in snowboard slopestyle.

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Hello, I'm Clare Balding.

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I'm the only one here who hasn't competed at a Winter Olympics.

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I'm a complete fraud, but I have presented a few of them.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, Wilf O'Reilly.

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I won two gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1988, when the sport was a

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demonstration sport, of short track speed skating.

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Hi, I'm Jayne Torvill,

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and in 1984, I won a gold medal in ice dancing

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with my skating partner Christopher Dean.

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you all very, very much indeed. A warm welcome to Pointless.

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It's lovely to have you all with us.

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We'll get a chance to chat a bit more throughout the show as it goes

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along. So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.

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He's got skeletons in the closet,

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but it hasn't been snowing much lately, so he hasn't been able to ride them.

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

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Hiya. Hello, everybody, good evening.

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APPLAUSE

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-Well, how exciting is this?

-I know!

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So great, I love the Winter Olympics.

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And what a line-up. Actually, when they go through the list of

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achievements, it is very, very impressive, isn't it?

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-It really is.

-So many Winter medals.

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As you would expect, it's going to be an enormously competitive...

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Well, before the show we always go to talk to people and every single pair

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has pointed to one of the other pairs and said,

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"They're the most competitive ones. Oh, they're competitive!"

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So you know that they all are.

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It is going to be quite something, I think.

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Thank you very much. As today's show is a celebrity special, each of our

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celebrities is playing for a nominated charity.

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We start off today with a jackpot of £2,500.

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There we are.

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APPLAUSE

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

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All you have to remember is this -

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it's the pair with the highest score at the end of each round that will

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be eliminated. So keep your scores as low as you dare.

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Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this evening is...

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Can you all 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 is going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns

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proverbs and sayings about the weather.

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-Richard?

-We talk an awful lot about weather in this country,

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so on each board, we're going to show you seven proverbs or sayings

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from the Oxford Book Of Proverbs.

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They are all missing one word.

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Can you fill in those words, please?

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Thank you very much indeed.

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We are looking for you to supply the missing word in these proverbs or

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sayings about weather.

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Here is our first board of seven.

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And we've got...

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I shall read those all again.

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Rhona, welcome to Pointless. Very good to have you here.

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Now, I have to ask, how do you get into curling?

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I think it was my brother that got me started.

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I was leaving school, so I was quite a late starter,

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looking for something to do at weekends when I was leaving school,

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so I thought I would take up curling.

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Was there a local club, a team, nearby?

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There was a club just ten minutes from where I stayed, so...

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And how do you know that you are really good at curling,

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and not just quite lucky?

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From my perspective, I really enjoyed the strategy of the game,

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because every game you play is different.

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It's like snooker. You're looking at angles of shots.

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So I liked the strategy and how to call the game,

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to play it tactically.

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-So, yeah.

-That's why every time it's on, every time we do one,

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we've done well at a few Olympics,

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people start watching and go, "This is fairly simple." And then literally by the final ends,

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everyone's going, "Oh, my goodness, I cannot believe what's happening here."

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-It is, it's incredibly tactical, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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-But you don't spot it immediately.

-It is very technical and tactical,

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because the technical side, obviously, a millimetre difference in your slide -

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because you're sliding on Teflon -

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so a millimetre wrong there makes a big difference at the far end of the ice.

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Yeah, very good.

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OK, Rhona, what are you going to go for from our weather sayings?

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I'm going to go "red sky at night, shepherd's delight".

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OK, red sky at night, says Rhona.

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

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I didn't even have time to say it's right, but it is right.

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89 of our 100 people liked red sky at night.

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It's a big score, that, isn't it?

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Goes at least back as far as the Bible, that expression.

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-Does it really?

-It does indeed, yeah, in Matthew's Gospel.

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It's not exactly that, it doesn't rhyme in quite the same way,

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-but it's similar.

-There we are.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Graham, welcome to Pointless, great to have you here.

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You skied in five Winter Olympics.

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-Yes.

-Starting in '84.

-Yes, Sarajevo, '84.

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I was there with Jayne when she skated the Bolero with Christopher.

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I was, I was...yeah, it was my first Olympics. It was great.

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Talk me through what's happened. Skiing has changed a lot since then.

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Massive. I did five Olympics as an athlete,

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and then this will be my fifth -

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Pyeongchang will be my fifth as a presenter for the BBC.

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-And there's so many new sports that have come in.

-Yeah.

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You know - all the freestyle sports. Snowboarding came in.

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It's just so much bigger than it was back in the '80s.

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What's the difference between the comment...

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Do you still get very heavily involved? Of course you do.

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Yeah, I mean, I get to ski the course with a camera before the race,

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which is kind of like doing a pit walk in Monte Carlo,

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except you are doing it at 70mph,

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with a camera, trying to talk on the way down.

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Blimey. Graham, are you going to find one of these that will beat sky?

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They are not as easy as they might have been, I have to say.

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I was expecting a slightly easier board.

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Yeah, I might take a bit of a chance.

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I'm going to go for, "If Saint Paul's Day be fair and clear, it will betide a happy year."

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-You're going for the rhyme there?

-Yes.

-Or do you actually know that?

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-No idea.

-You are going for the rhyme, OK. A good hunch to follow.

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Clear, let's see if that's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said clear.

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-Yeah, it must be.

-INDISTINCT SPEECH

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It's right, and it beats 89.

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Look at that, 15.

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APPLAUSE

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Very well done indeed.

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Yeah, very well played, using your brain there, as well.

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It's clearly a rhyme there somewhere - what else could it be?

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The 25th of January, Saint Paul's Day.

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And if Saint Paul's Day be cold or rain,

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then very dear will be the price of grain, so they say.

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-There you go.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

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Now, Jenny, welcome to Pointless - great to have you here.

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Now, I want to ask you about the Olympic Village.

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Fill us in. Is it a place of serene calm and Zen-like focus?

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Is it a bit of fun? Or is it a total riot?

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I'd say it's a mixture of all three of those.

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So, when we first arrived, everyone is quite nervous, stressed,

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and focused. For me, the snowboarding was the first event,

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so a lot of us had finished.

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It's like A-levels, isn't it?

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You've finished, and everybody else has still got to work.

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Yeah, so it was a bit like, woohoo!

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Do you get people coming in, saying, "Guys, I've got an event tomorrow."

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-"Just tone it down."

-Yeah.

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Yeah, you've got to tone it down. You've got to respect the other athletes.

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They've worked four years to go to an Olympics.

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They don't want to hear you, you know, stumbling down the corridors.

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Bet they still did! LAUGHTER

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What do YOU know?

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Now, Jenny, I was reading your CV -

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it looks to me a little bit like you had kind of given up

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before your sport became an Olympic event.

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I hadn't given up, but I had ten years as a professional snowboarder.

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And, yeah, I managed to win three golds at the X Games,

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which was the pinnacle of our sport.

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And I was, like, "OK, I think..."

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-Thinking about winding it up.

-Yeah, "I think I'll wind down now."

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And then I got a phone call on my birthday, in my 30s,

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going, "Hey, your event's in the Olympics."

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You thought, "Aw! Back to training."

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-I was like, "I'd better patch up my knees."

-Yippee! Yeah.

-Yeah.

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No, I definitely... And then, to be able to go to an Olympics and represent your country...

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-And then a medallist, for goodness' sake, so all worth it.

-Yeah.

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Now, Jenny, back to our weather board.

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OK. So, the one that I knew has already gone.

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This is a guess, but "any port in a storm".

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I feel like I've heard it before.

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Any port in a storm, says Jenny.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Jenny.

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It is any port in a storm.

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-Yeah, well done.

-Down it goes, 65, not bad.

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Not bad at all.

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APPLAUSE

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Safe and sound, Jenny. Well played.

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I think those snowboard events and lot of the X Games events

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have been transformative to the Winter Olympics,

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which are always brilliant. But now they have an extra little something as well.

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There's four or five events which is must-see television now, which

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didn't used be there 12 years ago.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Jayne, welcome.

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-Hi.

-Welcome, welcome.

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Now, really, we've already referenced it -

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it's almost impossible to talk about the modern Winter Olympics without

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talking about Sarajevo in '84.

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Your gold there, I would say, kind of set the whole thing alight.

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Do you get a sense of that now?

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I guess so, because people still remember it and talk about it,

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and they know where they were, where they were watching it,

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so it is very endearing that it is still talked about.

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And are you going to be involved in Pyeongchang this year?

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Yes, I'll be working up in Salford as part of the commentary team.

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So you will be commentating from there, from Salford?

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-Yes.

-Do you have multi-screens in front of you there?

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I think we take the highlights and have a look,

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because of the time difference.

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We take the highlights and then we look and we talk about what we've

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seen and try and explain some of the results, etc.

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Very good. OK, now, Jayne, let's turn to our weather board.

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You are the last person to have this board. If you want to,

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you could go through it and fill in all the blanks.

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Well, every cloud has a silver lining.

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Sorry, I thought you were saying that conversationally, sorry.

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LAUGHTER

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I was thinking, "I know, yeah, it's a bit of a bore, but still...!"

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LAUGHTER

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-Sorry.

-Maybe "as the day lengthens, so the sun strengthens"?

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Yeah, it does... Oh, sorry.

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LAUGHTER

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I don't really know the first one.

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So I'm going to go for "September wind soft till the fruit's in the loft".

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September wind, says Jayne.

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-Bit of a guess.

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

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-No.

-Not wind.

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-I'm so sorry.

-As it happens, not wind.

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-What is it?

-That scores you 100 points.

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It's not a lot more than red sky at night scored, actually,

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so you're all in quite good company at the top of the board as well.

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-100 points for that.

-Yes, it's a tough board there,

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because there is three obvious ones and then the others are very difficult.

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It might as well be September wind - it's September blow soft,

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-till the fruit's in the loft.

-Oh, well, it's the same thing.

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Apparently. That was the 17th.

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Sorry, what is the advice we're meant to take from that? Sorry.

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-If in September, it do blow soft...

-Yeah.

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..then - till the fruit's in the loft.

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Yeah...I'm looking for the advice.

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-Because the wind will blow the fruit down.

-The wind will blow the fruit off the trees.

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Strong wind will make all the fruit come down early.

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I see, so it's a whispered prayer to the wind.

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Blow soft, till the fruit's in the loft.

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Exactly. The fruit's in the loft was the 17th-century version

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of Cash In The Attic - it was the same show.

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LAUGHTER

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Blow would have scored you three points, if you said that.

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Funnily enough, the top one really, really is the wind,

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because it's "when the wind is in the east, tis neither good for man nor beast".

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That would have scored you 30 points.

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"Every cloud has a silver lining" - no point going for it, really -

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it would have scored 96 points, that one.

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And "as the day lengthens" - this is good advice to anybody going to Pyeonchang -

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also good advice to anybody going to Salford -

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"as the day lengthens, so the cold strengthens".

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That would have scored four points.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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We are halfway through our round. Let's take a quick look at those scores.

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-15, what about that? Graham, very well done indeed.

-Excellent.

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Graham and Amy, looking very strong indeed on this.

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Then we travel quite a long way, it must be said, from 15 up to 65,

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where we find Jenny and Clare.

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-That's fine.

-No short hop up to 89, where we find Rhona and Robin,

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and then up to 100, where we find Jayne and Wilf.

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So, but no, what's nice about this is there's nothing foregone about

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our conclusions here. Wilf, you're going to have the new board,

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so find a nice low-scoring answer there and you should be fine.

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We're going to come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please now step up to the podium?

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Let's put seven more proverbs and sayings up on the board.

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Here they are.

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I'll read those again.

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There we are.

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Wilf, welcome to Pointless. So TWO gold medals.

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That's correct, yeah.

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But for a sport that was a demonstration sport, so explain that to me. That sounds very unfair.

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-Well, at the Olympics, obviously, they have probably 80 or 90 different sporting events.

-Yeah.

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And every Olympic Games, the host country or the host city is allowed to introduce an Olympic event.

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And when I competed in Calgary, the Canadians were very

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good at short track speed skating.

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So they introduced short track speed skating to the Olympics then,

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and obviously, after my successes in '88,

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the IOC made that decision to include it as a full medal event.

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But the gold medal you've got is a sort of demonstration gold medal.

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That's correct. What was quite nice,

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when they had the award ceremony that was at the Olympic Plaza,

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there were 100,000 people there -

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Tomba was presented with his medal prior to me.

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They played the national anthem.

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So, in terms of it all being real,

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because we didn't have internet at that particular time,

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so I remember my first telegram I received from Queen Elizabeth

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congratulating me, from Margaret Thatcher...

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So it was all very real from that point of view.

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Well, fantastic, very well done, Wilf.

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There you are, on 100 points. We need a low score from you.

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What are you going to go for on this board?

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Um, I'm sort of depending...

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-April showers.

-"April showers bring forth May flowers." April showers.

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

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Let's see how far down the column we get with showers.

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It's right.

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70.

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170 is your total.

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There is one scenario in which you might stay with

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us at the end of this round. Richard?

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That was written by Thomas Tusser,

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who was a poet and farmer in 500 Points Of Good Husbandry in the 16th century.

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-Thank you. Clare.

-Hello.

-Welcome.

-Thank you.

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Welcome. Let's just talk about your brilliant broadcasting career.

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So, you start. Obviously, racing is in your blood.

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You grew up surrounded by horses and racing.

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Did you actually want to go into racing broadcasting,

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-or was that something...

-No, not at all,

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I didn't have any plans to go into radio or television.

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I wanted to write and then I got a chance to go into radio,

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started as a trainee in BBC Sport, then got a chance to go on telly,

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and somehow, amazingly, have clung on in there.

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Hardly! I was going to say you've taken over, but that sounds terrible,

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but how did that happen? How did you get from racing to Winter Olympics?

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Mainly because of 5 Live.

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So I did a lot of other sports on the radio, and that just gave me a much broader experience,

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and I really like the challenge of doing things that none of us know

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much about, because I think it is all about telling stories.

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So if I'm doing the swimming in London, or the cycling in Rio,

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or I'm doing slopestyle, or I'm doing snowboard cross,

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I want people to really care about the competitors.

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So I'll try to set it up, then I'll ask an expert who really knows what they are talking about.

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So, Amy and I were out at the skeleton, watching Lizzy Yarnold win her gold last time,

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and essentially she's the expert -

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I need to get everything out of her to share with the audience,

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and I just need to ask the right questions.

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I could learn a thing or two from you. Now, Clare, you are on 65,

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which means you are actually through to the next round, even if you score

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100 points, which I know you won't.

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-I might.

-With that pressure off, what are you going to go for?

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Well, I could therefore be obvious and still go through,

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but I'll just take a half a chance given that it's a Winter Olympic special,

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and go "north wind doth blow, we shall have snow".

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It stands to reason.

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-And even if it's wrong, it doesn't matter.

-Exactly.

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Snow, says Clare. No red line - you're already through.

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

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63. Not bad at all.

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Taking your total up to 128.

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Nobody here, fortunately, has chionophobia.

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Chionophobia, which is the fear of snow.

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It would be a bad thing to get as a Winter Olympian.

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-Halfway through your life.

-Or would be really good - just really quick down the mountain.

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-To escape.

-To escape the snow.

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Perhaps the greatest downhill skiers of all time have all had chionophobia, thinking,

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-"Get me off this!"

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Amy, welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-Good to have you here again.

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Now, the skeleton - how do you get into that?

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What is your route to skeleton?

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For me, it was living in the right place at the right time.

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At Bath, we have a skeleton start track.

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It was built before the Salt Lake City games in 2002.

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And bobsleighs and skeletons, kind of slot on - it's like sort of train tracks,

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where a different kind of sled goes on and you can just practice that sprint start.

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So I got into it just by being nosy one day and having a go.

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This is not on snow at all - it's just on tracks?

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It's just on rubber mat and track.

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And then I joined in with an army ice camp and took myself actually on the ice in Lillehammer.

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What had you done before that? Had you done some tobogganing?

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Down my back garden, I always had a very steep back garden, and we used to,

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as kids, actually, get manure bags, stuff them with newspaper,

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and go from the top of the garden to the bottom.

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It's better on a bin bag than on an old sled.

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-It's better on a bin bag!

-Yeah.

-That's another Oxford proverb.

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LAUGHTER

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Amy, what would you like to go for?

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You are on 15, so you are straight through, doesn't matter what you do.

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Yes, Graham did very well.

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Well, the two I would have said have already gone

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but I'm going to go for it and say

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"lightning never strikes the same place twice".

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-Oh! Robin looks so uncomfortable now.

-Sorry, Robin.

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Three for three - it's all right.

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OK, lightning never strikes the same place twice, says Amy. Let's see,

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no red light for you, you're already through -

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let's see how far down the column we get with lightning.

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-Ooh!

-89, the go-to high score, I think.

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89 takes your total up to 104.

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And that expression obviously is nonsense, because it often strikes...

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-The Empire State Building, for example, gets hit over 100 times a year.

-All the time.

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It famously hits the same, you know, it'll hit the same places.

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Thank you, Richard. Robin.

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-Mmm.

-Robin, Robin, Robin, I'm so sorry,

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you just had your answer stolen from under your nose there.

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-Three of them.

-Really?

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Robin, when you went out to Lake Placid in 1980,

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how big was Team GB, or whatever we were called in those days?

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-Oh, it was...

-The British delegation.

-A good size.

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We were represented in quite a few sports that were there.

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And, erm...

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-It's not actually the size, it's the camaraderie of the team.

-Yeah.

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I think what's started to happen now, certainly,

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is that all the athletes spend more time with each other away from

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their given disciplines and there's a camaraderie.

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Because even though you are so focused on your own sport,

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it's nice to realise that someone else is doing exactly the same

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that you have done, either off ice, off ice camps,

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training camps, wherever it is.

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That when you get to your field of play you are all focused on the same

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thing, and that's just delivering what you've trained for all your life.

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That's where you find out the metal of the performer,

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is whether they can cope with it.

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Because you can do all the European Championships,

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all the World Championships, all of the Grand Prix,

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but there is nothing like being part of an Olympic team.

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Oh, lovely thing.

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Very well put, Robin. It's the snow, I think.

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Fortunately we have no competitors here,

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because I didn't want to put the fear of God into them,

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but it is about being an Olympian,

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-there's something very unique and very special about it.

-Very good.

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This board is all yours, Robin.

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If you want to go through it and fill in all our planks

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you'd be very welcome.

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"Rise before seven, fine before 11."

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I don't know.

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"Sunny June sets all in tune."

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I'm going to say "let's make hay while the sun shines".

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Make hay while the sun shines.

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With our high score, I know, but...

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There you are, you're on 89,

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you have to score 80 or less to stay with us.

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Make hay while the sun shines.

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If that's right, let's see how many of our 100 said it.

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It's right.

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-86.

-Ooh!

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86!

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There we go.

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Very, very close indeed.

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That takes your total up to 175.

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Robin, if you could see the look on Wilf O'Reilly's face right now.

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That's a tough board to be left with.

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What would you say, something before seven?

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-I was thinking rain.

-It is rain, actually.

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It sort of clears out again. It's absolute nonsense.

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It would have scored you 33.

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You won't get this.

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I was going to say a shower, but it's not going to be that.

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It is a dripping June, sets all in tune.

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How lovely. Four points for that.

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"So many mists in March, so many frosts in May,"

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would have scored you four points.

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So those two four-pointers, very well done if you said one of those.

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Thank you very much, indeed.

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We're at the end of our first round, we have to say goodbye to one of our pairs. I can't bear it.

0:23:530:23:57

Robin and Rhona.

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Oh, it's been lovely having you here.

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Lovely having you nearby.

0:24:000:24:02

-My nearest contestants. Thank you so much for playing and for playing so well.

-Thank you.

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Please come back again. In the meantime, thank you so much.

0:24:060:24:08

Robin and Rhona! APPLAUSE

0:24:080:24:10

Oh, well.

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For our remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.

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And suddenly there we are, cruelly cut down to three pairs.

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And at the end of this round, I hate to tell you,

0:24:230:24:26

it will be down to two pairs. We'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Amy and Graham, keep this form up, I don't think it's going to be you.

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Graham, our lowest individual scorer.

0:24:330:24:35

Amy and Graham, our lowest combined scores.

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But well done everybody, you've made it through.

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Best of luck for this next round.

0:24:390:24:40

Our category for Round Two this evening is...

0:24:400:24:43

Summer Sports Tournaments.

0:24:460:24:47

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

0:24:470:24:50

who's going second and whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, let's find out what the question is.

0:24:560:24:58

Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds

0:24:580:25:00

to name as many teams

0:25:000:25:03

at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they could.

0:25:030:25:07

-Richard?

-Yes, we're looking for the names of any of the 32 teams who

0:25:070:25:11

qualified for the men's FIFA World Cup in 2018, please,

0:25:110:25:15

any of the 32 teams who have qualified.

0:25:150:25:18

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:25:180:25:20

Graham?

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Erm...

0:25:220:25:23

-Belgium?

-Belgium.

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Let's see how many of our people said Belgium.

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It's right.

0:25:320:25:34

22 for Belgium, not bad at all,

0:25:390:25:40

a good start to the round.

0:25:400:25:42

Yeah, packed full of English Premiership players, the Belgian team.

0:25:450:25:48

Best ever result was fourth in 1986.

0:25:480:25:51

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:25:510:25:54

Now, Jenny.

0:25:540:25:55

-Portugal?

-Portugal, says Jenny.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Portugal,

0:25:580:26:00

-let's see if it's right.

-I don't think it will.

-It's fine.

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It is right!

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22 is the only score we have posted at the moment.

0:26:060:26:09

Portugal scores 41, not bad at all.

0:26:090:26:11

Not bad.

0:26:110:26:14

Well played, Jenny.

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It's deceptively tricky, this one, isn't it?

0:26:160:26:19

-Yeah.

-Your brain starts playing tricks on you.

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-Kept saying all of the main ones.

-Absolutely that.

0:26:210:26:24

They won the Euros in 2016, Portugal,

0:26:240:26:26

so will be hoping to do well in 2018.

0:26:260:26:29

Thank you very much, Richard. Wilf, now.

0:26:290:26:32

Wilf.

0:26:330:26:34

I'm going to go for Saudi Arabia.

0:26:360:26:38

Saudi Arabia, says Wilf,

0:26:380:26:40

let's see how many of our 100 people said Saudi Arabia.

0:26:400:26:42

Very good indeed.

0:26:460:26:48

41 is our highest score, 22 is our low, you've passed the high score,

0:26:480:26:51

you've passed the low,

0:26:510:26:53

we have a new low score. Very well done, Wilf.

0:26:530:26:55

Five for Saudi Arabia.

0:26:570:26:58

I said it was deceptively tricky, not for Wilf, though,

0:27:010:27:04

that's a great answer, well played.

0:27:040:27:05

Their first World Cup for 12 years.

0:27:050:27:07

Thanks very much, Richard.

0:27:070:27:08

We're halfway through the round. Before we head back down, let's have a recap of the scores.

0:27:080:27:12

Five, the best score of the pass, Wilf, very well done indeed.

0:27:120:27:14

22 is where we find Graham and Amy.

0:27:140:27:16

41 is where we find Jenny and Clare.

0:27:160:27:19

Clare, a little bit of work to do to make sure you're still with us at

0:27:190:27:23

the end of the round.

0:27:230:27:24

We're coming back down the line. Can the second players step up to the podium.

0:27:240:27:27

OK, Jayne,

0:27:300:27:32

we are looking for the name of any team that has qualified for the

0:27:320:27:35

FIFA World Cup Finals in 2018.

0:27:350:27:37

Erm...

0:27:380:27:40

Did England?

0:27:410:27:42

England, says Jayne.

0:27:440:27:46

Well, shall we find out?

0:27:460:27:47

You are on 5, ideally you would score 35 or less with this answer,

0:27:470:27:50

let's see if you do.

0:27:500:27:52

There is your red line. That's what 35 looks like.

0:27:520:27:54

How many of our 100 said England?

0:27:540:27:57

It's right.

0:27:590:28:00

85, there's your answer.

0:28:010:28:03

Taking your total up to 90.

0:28:030:28:05

However, with Wilf's excellent low score before, that's not bad,

0:28:050:28:08

it all averages out pretty well.

0:28:080:28:10

England will be there, of course.

0:28:100:28:12

Sometimes when they repeat these shows,

0:28:120:28:14

we're putting this out before this World Cup,

0:28:140:28:16

they will repeat it no doubt after the World Cup

0:28:160:28:18

so I'd just like to say really, really unlucky, England,

0:28:180:28:21

losing to Saudi Arabia in the last 16.

0:28:210:28:22

LAUGHTER

0:28:220:28:25

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:28:250:28:27

-Clare?

-Yes.

0:28:270:28:29

There you are on 41. 48 or less keeps you in the game.

0:28:290:28:32

-OK. It needs to be a good one.

-It needs to be a good one.

0:28:320:28:35

I have a friend who plays for a team that I know has qualified,

0:28:350:28:38

and that is Australia.

0:28:380:28:39

Australia, says Clare, here is your red line.

0:28:390:28:43

-Good.

-Not too low, actually,

0:28:430:28:44

if you get below that with Australia you are through to the head-to-head.

0:28:440:28:48

It's right.

0:28:500:28:51

And you're through! Very well done indeed.

0:28:530:28:56

15!

0:28:560:28:57

Brilliant.

0:28:570:28:59

Taking your total up to 56.

0:28:590:29:00

APPLAUSE

0:29:000:29:02

Well done.

0:29:020:29:03

Well played, Clare, the Socceroos.

0:29:030:29:05

-Who's your friend, just so we can keep an eye out?

-Jackson Irvine.

-Jackson Irvine.

0:29:050:29:08

Oh, that's a proper Aussie name, isn't it?

0:29:080:29:11

-Thank you very much, Richard. Amy, now then, Amy.

-Yes.

0:29:110:29:14

You can get away with scoring 67, or less, and still be in the game.

0:29:140:29:19

Great low score from Graham in the first pass there.

0:29:190:29:21

I really don't have a clue.

0:29:210:29:23

However, I'm going to pluck a country and hope they have a team,

0:29:230:29:27

and I'm going to go for...

0:29:270:29:29

I don't know! I'm going to go for Croatia.

0:29:310:29:34

Croatia, says Amy. Sounds good to me.

0:29:340:29:36

-They've got a good team.

-Here is your red line.

0:29:360:29:38

Let's see if you can get below that red line with Croatia. Let's see if it's right, obviously,

0:29:380:29:42

but let's see how far down the column we get if it is.

0:29:420:29:44

How many people said Croatia?

0:29:440:29:46

It's right.

0:29:480:29:50

And you're through.

0:29:500:29:51

Very well done, indeed.

0:29:510:29:53

And down it goes to 8.

0:29:540:29:56

Second lowest score of the round,

0:29:580:30:00

taking your total up to 30, the lowest total of the round.

0:30:000:30:03

Well done, Amy, made it unnecessarily stressful for Graham,

0:30:030:30:06

because you could have said France, Germany, Spain, or Brazil,

0:30:060:30:09

all would have seen you through. They all would have scored few enough points.

0:30:090:30:12

France would have scored 64, Germany 59, Spain 52,

0:30:120:30:15

Brazil only scored 47 points.

0:30:150:30:17

Now, there's no pointless answers at all.

0:30:170:30:19

There's two three-point answers.

0:30:190:30:20

It goes to show what a good answer Saudi Arabia was.

0:30:200:30:22

Two three-point answers, one is Senegal,

0:30:220:30:24

and the other is a country that loads of you are about to go to,

0:30:240:30:27

South Korea. It would have also scored you three points.

0:30:270:30:29

Four points for Colombia and Costa Rica.

0:30:290:30:31

Five for Saudi Arabia, for Serbia, Nigeria, and Panama.

0:30:310:30:35

A tiny country which has qualified this year.

0:30:350:30:38

Six for Peru, Denmark, Switzerland.

0:30:380:30:40

Seven for Egypt, Iran, and Uruguay.

0:30:400:30:43

Eight for Morocco and Tunisia, alongside Croatia.

0:30:430:30:45

Nine for Japan, 12 for Iceland.

0:30:450:30:48

Very good answer, Saudi Arabia, very good answer Croatia, it turned out.

0:30:480:30:52

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:30:520:30:53

That means we are at the end of our second round,

0:30:530:30:56

which also means we have to say goodbye to another pair.

0:30:560:30:58

Jayne and Wilf, the highest and lowest scorers in that round, I'm afraid.

0:30:580:31:02

We have to say goodbye to you. It's been lovely having you here. Please come and play again.

0:31:020:31:06

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

-You've been fantastic. Jayne and Wilf!

0:31:060:31:10

APPLAUSE

0:31:100:31:12

For our two remaining pairs it's now time for the head-to-head.

0:31:120:31:15

Well, congratulations, Amy, Graham, Clare, and Jenny,

0:31:190:31:22

you are now one step closer to the final

0:31:220:31:23

and a chance to play for that jackpot which currently stands at

0:31:230:31:27

£2,500.

0:31:270:31:29

APPLAUSE

0:31:290:31:31

Now we have to decide who's going to go through to the final to play

0:31:310:31:34

for that jackpot. We do it by making you go head-to-head.

0:31:340:31:37

It's now the head-to-head,

0:31:370:31:38

it means you can start playing as a pair.

0:31:380:31:41

You can chat before you give your answers.

0:31:410:31:42

The first pair in this round to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.

0:31:420:31:46

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

0:31:460:31:48

Here is your first question, and it concerns...

0:31:540:31:58

-Richard?

-I'll show you five pictures now of famous landmarks with images

0:32:020:32:05

being projected onto them. Can you tell us in which cities you would find these landmarks?

0:32:050:32:10

Thank you very much, indeed.

0:32:100:32:11

Let's reveal our five landmarks and here they come. We have got...

0:32:110:32:15

There we are. Amy and Graham, you are our low-scorers,

0:32:460:32:48

so you will go first.

0:32:480:32:50

Right. I think it's Montreal.

0:32:500:32:52

-Go for it, go for it.

-Yeah.

0:32:540:32:56

We're going to take a bit of a risk. We're going to go Montreal.

0:32:560:32:59

Montreal for which one, sorry?

0:32:590:33:01

-E.

-E, the one with the Canadian flag on it.

0:33:010:33:03

I was aware,

0:33:030:33:05

I was aware of that. So, Clare and Jenny.

0:33:050:33:09

I think A is the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. B we're struggling with.

0:33:090:33:12

D is Battersea Power Station, so it's London.

0:33:120:33:15

And C is obviously Sydney Opera House.

0:33:150:33:18

Just on the basis that people might not know

0:33:180:33:20

-that it's Battersea Power Station.

-No!

-Yeah, go London.

0:33:200:33:23

Because it's not Big Ben, and it's not as obvious as Sydney.

0:33:230:33:26

It won't be as...

0:33:260:33:27

Our only chance is if they are wrong.

0:33:270:33:29

So I think we'll go...

0:33:290:33:31

-Yes, happy...

-Yeah.

-..now?

0:33:310:33:33

Happy now?

0:33:330:33:35

-Yeah.

-We'll go D, London.

-D, London.

0:33:350:33:37

Specifically Battersea Power Station.

0:33:370:33:39

OK, so we have E, Montreal, D, London.

0:33:390:33:43

Amy and Graham have said Montreal,

0:33:430:33:45

let's see how many of our 100 people said Montreal.

0:33:450:33:48

-Oh!

-It's not Montreal.

0:33:520:33:55

Oh, Clare, Clare "tactics" Balding. Look at that!

0:33:550:33:58

She and Jenny have gone for D, London,

0:34:000:34:03

and, well, let's see what happens, London.

0:34:030:34:06

It is London, very well done.

0:34:090:34:11

Oh!

0:34:110:34:12

That paid off in spades.

0:34:120:34:14

49 for London.

0:34:140:34:16

All it had to be was right.

0:34:160:34:17

It means Clare and Jenny, after one question, you are up 1-0.

0:34:170:34:21

That was very well played. Nice tactics, indeed.

0:34:210:34:23

We'll leave the Canadian one until the end.

0:34:230:34:25

You were right about Brandenburg Gate, as well,

0:34:250:34:27

that is Brandenburg Gate, so that's Berlin,

0:34:270:34:30

that would have scored 33.

0:34:300:34:31

Now, B, the mountain is a clue, actually, it's very hard, though.

0:34:320:34:36

Very hard to see what the building is, but that's in Bern,

0:34:360:34:38

the Swiss capital.

0:34:380:34:40

-Well done if you said that.

-I was there last week.

0:34:400:34:43

She was there last week!

0:34:430:34:44

I recognise the mountain.

0:34:440:34:46

-Is that the Matterhorn?

-The mountain's the Matterhorn.

0:34:460:34:48

You're the only person who is looking at that going,

0:34:480:34:50

"I recognise the mountain!"

0:34:500:34:52

That is good specialist knowledge.

0:34:530:34:55

C, of course, is Sydney, Sydney Opera House, that's a big scorer,

0:34:550:34:57

it would have scored 87.

0:34:570:34:59

And E, that's the Canadian parliament building,

0:34:590:35:02

so it's in the Canadian capital, Ottawa.

0:35:020:35:05

That would have scored 10 points.

0:35:050:35:07

Thanks very much, Richard. OK, here comes your second question.

0:35:070:35:10

Clare and Jenny, you get to answer this one first, but Amy and Graham,

0:35:100:35:13

you have to win this one to stay in the game. So, good luck.

0:35:130:35:16

Our second question today is all about...

0:35:160:35:19

-I don't know if that's a good thing.

-Winter Olympics.

0:35:200:35:23

-CLARE:

-This is fine.

-Richard.

0:35:230:35:25

Five clues now, to facts about the Winter Olympics,

0:35:250:35:27

can you give us the most obscure answer?

0:35:270:35:29

OK, now, I could read out the questions here,

0:35:290:35:32

but why would I do that when I've got someone far better equipped?

0:35:320:35:35

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, everybody.

0:35:350:35:37

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:35:370:35:39

Hello.

0:35:390:35:41

Have you got your questions there?

0:35:460:35:48

-There they are.

-I do. Here we go.

0:35:480:35:50

The year in which I represented Great Britain at ski jumping at the Winter Olympics.

0:35:500:35:56

Soohorang, the mascot for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

0:35:560:36:01

is this type of cat.

0:36:010:36:05

The city in which the 2014 Winter Olympics were held.

0:36:050:36:09

The sport in which Robin Dixon and Tony Nash won gold in 1964.

0:36:090:36:15

And finally, the maximum number of players per team

0:36:150:36:20

allowed on the ice at any time in Olympic ice hockey.

0:36:200:36:25

There we are. Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, ladies and gentlemen!

0:36:250:36:28

APPLAUSE

0:36:280:36:30

OK, I'll read those out for you one more time on the board here.

0:36:390:36:43

Can I just say, he was very good at that, so you should be careful.

0:36:430:36:46

-A little bit.

-That's all I'll say.

0:36:460:36:49

There we are. Clare and Jenny, you get to go first.

0:37:090:37:12

-OK, we...

-We don't really say them all.

0:37:120:37:15

Don't say them all.

0:37:150:37:17

We will go for the sport in which Robin Dixon and Tony Nash

0:37:170:37:19

won gold in 1964, two-man bob, so, bobsleigh.

0:37:190:37:22

Two-man bob. OK. Now, Amy and Graham,

0:37:220:37:25

do you fancy talking us through the rest of that board?

0:37:250:37:27

Well, I was 100% sure of that one.

0:37:270:37:30

We knew that one.

0:37:310:37:33

The year Eddie jumped in Calgary, it was '88.

0:37:330:37:37

-The mascot.

-Soohorang, it's kind of a black and white...

0:37:370:37:41

-I've seen it...

-..Lynxy kind of...

0:37:410:37:44

-Snow Leopard.

-Kind of snow leopard type of thing,

0:37:440:37:46

which we don't really know.

0:37:460:37:48

Sochi was 2014.

0:37:480:37:50

Maximum number on a team.

0:37:500:37:52

Is it six?

0:37:520:37:54

Are you saying six?

0:37:540:37:55

-But I'm not...

-I think it's more.

0:37:550:37:57

I think seven.

0:37:570:37:59

We're going to guess at seven on a team in ice hockey,

0:37:590:38:02

and if I'm wrong, then...

0:38:020:38:04

-We're going home.

-Yeah.

0:38:040:38:06

So, we've got bobsleigh and we've got seven.

0:38:060:38:08

Clare and Jenny have gone for bobsleigh

0:38:080:38:11

for Robin Dixon and Tony Nash.

0:38:110:38:13

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

0:38:130:38:15

-It's right.

-This is us.

0:38:180:38:19

Look at that! Seven, very well done indeed.

0:38:240:38:27

Seven for bobsleigh.

0:38:270:38:29

OK, that is what you have to beat.

0:38:320:38:34

Seven is what you have to beat, with seven, which is your answer.

0:38:340:38:38

Let's see how many of our 100 people said seven for the number of ice

0:38:380:38:41

hockey players per team allowed on the ice at any one time.

0:38:410:38:44

Is it right?

0:38:440:38:46

-Oh, bad luck!

-It's six, isn't it?

0:38:480:38:51

Bad luck. Well, you stuck your neck out there.

0:38:510:38:53

I'm sorry it didn't pay off.

0:38:530:38:54

But very well done, indeed, Clare and Jenny,

0:38:540:38:57

because after only two questions you're straight through to the

0:38:570:39:00

final, 2-0. APPLAUSE

0:39:000:39:03

Yeah, it was six, but you had to go for it.

0:39:070:39:09

It was one of those risky ones. It was going to be six or seven.

0:39:090:39:12

Funnily enough, nothing you could have done,

0:39:120:39:14

because Nash and Dixon was the best answer on the board.

0:39:140:39:17

It was unstoppable. If you had said six for the one down the bottom

0:39:170:39:19

there it would have scored you 11 points,

0:39:190:39:21

so would not have seen you through.

0:39:210:39:23

The year, this is another very good answer, actually, it was 1988,

0:39:230:39:26

it would have scored you 8 points.

0:39:260:39:28

Very exciting. The mascot is a white tiger.

0:39:280:39:32

What does Soohorang mean?

0:39:320:39:34

-What does Soohorang?

-Yeah.

-It comes from...

0:39:340:39:37

Rang is tiger, and sooho is white.

0:39:370:39:40

LAUGHTER

0:39:400:39:42

The city in which the 2014 Winter Olympics were held is

0:39:450:39:50

Sochi, of course, that's the biggest scorer up there, 25 points.

0:39:500:39:54

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:39:540:39:56

Our leaving pair at the end of the head-to-head, I'm afraid,

0:39:560:39:58

Amy and Graham, it's you. You came into it our low scorers.

0:39:580:40:01

You've been amazing the whole way through the show.

0:40:010:40:03

And, you know, you've taken risks on both of these questions,

0:40:030:40:06

and you could have easily got that right.

0:40:060:40:08

Nothing you could have done against Clare and Jenny in that second question.

0:40:080:40:11

It's been wonderful having you. Thanks for coming to play. Amy and Graham!

0:40:110:40:15

APPLAUSE

0:40:150:40:17

For Clare and Jenny it is now time for our Pointless final.

0:40:190:40:22

Congratulations, Clare and Jenny, you fought off all the competition,

0:40:260:40:30

and you've won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:40:300:40:32

-Exciting.

-Whoo!

0:40:380:40:40

Steady now. You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot for your

0:40:400:40:44

charities. And at the end of today's show the jackpot is standing at

0:40:440:40:47

£2,500.

0:40:470:40:49

Well, you know, every pair playing on this evening's show,

0:40:520:40:55

apart from yours, had one player in who'd played before.

0:40:550:40:58

And experience, it turns out, counts for nothing.

0:40:580:41:00

There we are. What would you like to see in this last round?

0:41:000:41:05

Winter Olympics again.

0:41:050:41:07

-Yes.

-Summer Olympics.

0:41:070:41:09

Commonwealth Games.

0:41:090:41:10

OK, well, four things will appear on the board behind me.

0:41:100:41:12

You just have to choose one of those.

0:41:120:41:14

The one that scares you the least.

0:41:140:41:16

Let's see what's on today's board

0:41:160:41:18

and I hope there's something that you don't mind too much.

0:41:180:41:21

London train stations.

0:41:300:41:32

Have you lived a lot in London?

0:41:320:41:34

Yeah, I live in London.

0:41:340:41:36

We'll go the names of London train stations in popular culture.

0:41:360:41:39

OK, that's what it's going to be.

0:41:390:41:42

Living in London is not going to help you with this one, I'm afraid.

0:41:420:41:45

But, but I think there's three nice questions here.

0:41:450:41:49

We're looking for any of the following, please.

0:41:490:41:51

Any of the cast of the ITV series Victoria,

0:41:510:41:54

anyone who has been in two or more episodes of the show Victoria.

0:41:540:41:57

Anyone in the cast of either of the Paddington films,

0:41:570:42:00

Paddington and Paddington 2, according to IMDb.

0:42:000:42:03

Or we're looking for any word of six letters or more

0:42:030:42:05

in the Abba hit Waterloo, apart from the word Waterloo.

0:42:050:42:09

Anyone who's been in two or more episodes of Victoria.

0:42:090:42:12

The cast of Paddington, or Paddington 2,

0:42:120:42:14

or words of six or more letters in Waterloo.

0:42:140:42:16

Thank you. As always, you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.

0:42:160:42:20

And all you need to win that jackpot for your charities

0:42:200:42:22

is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:42:220:42:24

Clare, you look like you've got a question, or are you just...

0:42:240:42:27

-I'm just raring to go.

-60 seconds going up on the clock right now.

0:42:270:42:30

For formality's sake I'm going to say, "Are you ready?"

0:42:300:42:33

Yes!

0:42:330:42:35

In which case, let's say your time starts now, shall we?

0:42:350:42:38

We have to get a pointless answer so go through Waterloo.

0:42:380:42:41

"Finally." "Mistake."

0:42:410:42:43

You keep singing that.

0:42:430:42:45

Go on, keep going. Keep going.

0:42:540:42:57

It's the only part that I know.

0:42:570:42:58

But keep going if you can.

0:42:580:43:00

Erm...

0:43:000:43:02

THEY CONFER QUIETLY

0:43:020:43:05

-What else?

-I think I've got one.

0:43:110:43:13

Do we have one for cast of Victoria? Have you seen...?

0:43:130:43:16

I have seen Victoria, but I won't know a pointless answer.

0:43:160:43:18

I think in Paddington, I think Imelda Staunton plays the aunt.

0:43:180:43:21

It's either Imelda Staunton, or Miriam Margolyes.

0:43:210:43:24

We just need a third.

0:43:240:43:26

-We can do two for Paddington, if we like...

-Ten seconds.

0:43:260:43:28

..but all the people I know in Paddington I slightly think everybody is going to know.

0:43:280:43:32

But it is a lovely film.

0:43:330:43:35

Anyway, have we got anything for...

0:43:350:43:37

"Mistake," did you say?

0:43:370:43:39

OK, that is your time up. This is the first time in,

0:43:390:43:42

what, 1,400 shows?

0:43:420:43:44

You've delegated. Our pair has delegated.

0:43:440:43:46

-One person has been sent off to do a task.

-You sing Waterloo!

0:43:460:43:50

I have literally no idea what you're going to come up with,

0:43:500:43:53

but let's hear your three answers.

0:43:530:43:56

"Looking" as a word in Waterloo.

0:43:560:43:58

-Is that too basic?

-It's brilliant.

0:43:580:44:01

I think that's brilliant. Really brilliant.

0:44:010:44:03

In Paddington, I think Imelda Staunton plays

0:44:030:44:07

the great aunt, is it great aunt, or grandmother?

0:44:070:44:10

-You're going to say Imelda Staunton.

-Imelda Staunton.

0:44:100:44:12

And I'm just going to say Miriam Margolyes

0:44:120:44:14

might have been in one of the two Paddington films somewhere.

0:44:140:44:17

And if she wasn't she should have been.

0:44:170:44:19

Fair enough. Fair enough.

0:44:210:44:22

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

0:44:220:44:25

-"Looking."

-No!

-"Looking" goes last.

0:44:250:44:27

Yeah! I think it's a great answer.

0:44:270:44:29

We're going to put "looking" last.

0:44:290:44:30

Least likely to be pointless?

0:44:300:44:32

Well, if Imelda Staunton's right, it probably won't be pointless.

0:44:320:44:36

We'll put Imelda Staunton first and Miriam Margolyes in the middle.

0:44:360:44:39

Let's put those answers on the board in that order and here they are.

0:44:390:44:42

We have got...

0:44:420:44:44

Well, very, very best of luck.

0:44:470:44:49

Three cracking answers on the board.

0:44:490:44:51

One of these might be pointless and might win that jackpot for your

0:44:510:44:54

nominated charities. Which charities are you playing for?

0:44:540:44:56

-Clare?

-I'm playing for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

0:44:560:44:59

She was, as you know, the first woman to present Grandstand,

0:44:590:45:02

she worked on many Winter Olympics,

0:45:020:45:04

was a friend of mine, and a great heroine of mine,

0:45:040:45:07

and when she died they set up a charity in her name to help people with cancer.

0:45:070:45:10

Wonderful.

0:45:100:45:11

APPLAUSE

0:45:110:45:13

And Jenny, which charity are you playing for?

0:45:160:45:18

It's Snow Camp, which supports underprivileged young people

0:45:180:45:21

and gives them a chance from inner cities to come and try

0:45:210:45:25

snowboarding and take them all the way out to the mountains.

0:45:250:45:28

Fabulous.

0:45:280:45:30

APPLAUSE

0:45:300:45:32

Two excellent charities there.

0:45:320:45:33

Let's hope one of these answers at least will be pointless and will win that jackpot for them.

0:45:330:45:37

Your first answer was Imelda Staunton.

0:45:370:45:39

This was the one you thought was probably least likely to be pointless.

0:45:390:45:43

If it is pointless it will win that jackpot for your charities.

0:45:430:45:45

Let's see how many of our 100 people named Imelda Staunton as a cast

0:45:450:45:48

member of Paddington, or Paddington 2.

0:45:480:45:50

It is right.

0:45:550:45:57

Imelda Staunton, absolutely right.

0:45:570:45:58

All it has to be now is pointless to win that jackpot for your charities.

0:45:580:46:01

Down goes Imelda Staunton.

0:46:010:46:02

Through the teens. Into single figures.

0:46:020:46:05

Still going down, still going down, still going down.

0:46:050:46:07

You have done it!

0:46:070:46:09

Brilliant stuff.

0:46:090:46:11

-Absolutely brilliant.

-Oh, my God, I'm so pleased.

0:46:130:46:16

Well done.

0:46:160:46:18

Fantastic. We've got all that money for our charities.

0:46:180:46:21

Absolutely fantastic! Imelda Staunton was a pointless answer,

0:46:210:46:25

which means you win that jackpot of £2,500 for your charities!

0:46:250:46:28

Clare and Jenny! Fabulous!

0:46:280:46:30

No, no, I think yours will be good too, you know.

0:46:300:46:33

I mean, was it ever in doubt with the combination we have in front of ourselves?

0:46:360:46:40

-Very, very impressive.

-Well done, yes, she plays Aunt Lucy in both of those films.

0:46:400:46:43

If we'd had to go to your other answers, Miriam Margolyes was an incorrect answer.

0:46:430:46:47

And "looking" was also an incorrect answer, I'm afraid.

0:46:470:46:50

I don't know what song you were singing.

0:46:500:46:52

But the good news is it doesn't matter.

0:46:530:46:55

We'll take a look at the pointless answers in the different categories?

0:46:550:46:58

We'll start with the cast of Victoria. Some big names here.

0:46:580:47:01

Everyone who's been in two or more episodes apart from Jenna Coleman,

0:47:030:47:06

Diana Rigg, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell and Peter Bowles.

0:47:060:47:09

Well done if you said another one.

0:47:090:47:11

So many amazing actors in the Paddington films.

0:47:110:47:13

Amazing films, both of them.

0:47:130:47:16

Let's take a look at a few. Joanna Lumley plays Felicity Fanshaw,

0:47:160:47:19

she was a pointless answer. Sally Hawkins plays Mary Brown.

0:47:190:47:22

Sanjeev Bhaskar, Alice Lowe was a pointless answer.

0:47:220:47:24

Eddie Nestor, Eileen Atkins,

0:47:240:47:25

Geoffrey Palmer, Jamie Demetriou, Jessica Hynes.

0:47:250:47:29

Jim Broadbent is a pointless answer, Matt Lucas is a pointless answer,

0:47:290:47:32

Meera Syal, Michael Gambon, Richard Ayoade,

0:47:320:47:34

and big Tom Davis is a pointless answer there, as well.

0:47:340:47:37

And now, let's take a look at the words of six letters or more in Waterloo.

0:47:370:47:40

Looking is so close, see.

0:47:410:47:43

I can't believe finally is pointless because it's so early in the song.

0:47:470:47:52

Imagine if you hadn't just won the jackpot how furious you'd be now.

0:47:520:47:55

I would have said, don't say finally, it too obvious.

0:47:550:47:58

No kidding. Chance, facing, and giving were also pointless answers.

0:47:580:48:00

Very well done if you got one of those at home.

0:48:000:48:02

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:48:020:48:04

Thanks once again to our brilliant winning players, Clare and Jenny,

0:48:040:48:08

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

0:48:080:48:11

Very well done, indeed.

0:48:110:48:12

-APPLAUSE

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:48:120:48:14

Join us next time when we will be putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.

0:48:140:48:18

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:48:180:48:20

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:48:200:48:22

A special celebrity Winter Olympics 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, and featuring Jayne Torvill, Clare Balding, Jenny Jones, Amy Williams, Graham Bell, Rhona Howie, Robin Cousins, Wilf O'Reilly and special guest Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards.


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