Celebrities test the depths of their knowledge in this special edition of the quiz, with David Coulthard, Aldo Zilli and Shaun Williamson. Alexander Armstrong presents.
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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I am Alexander Armstrong.
And a very warm welcome to a special celebrity edition of Pointless,
the quiz show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.
Every single question on Pointless has been asked
to 100 people before the show. To be in with a chance of winning
the final round jackpot, our celebrities need to come up
with the answers that the fewest of those 100 people could think of.
Let's meet our Pointless celebrities.
First up, welcome, Jake Humphrey and David Coulthard.
David, obviously, you are an ex-Formula 1 driver who can
now be seen alongside Jake on BBC One's Formula 1 coverage.
I'd guess Formula 1 is a good topic for you if it comes up.
I'd like to think so. I've been following it for years.
It would be quite embarrassing if you were rubbish.
-It wouldn't be the first time.
-Eddie Jordan gives David
all his information. Eddie was keen to be here today.
-We said, "You can't have three on a team."
Jake, what about you? Any other areas?
-Any questions about Monaco, David is right there.
-That will be good for us.
-Any question about David,
-you'd be in on those.
-They have come up.
-Or the village I grew up in in Scotland.
Do you have any sort of strange little niche hobbies
that perhaps we don't know about?
Well, if you don't know about it, that's for a good reason.
-I keep it secret.
-Not that niche.
No, you know, general knowledge,
-motorsports, as you mentioned.
-I think not much is the answer.
I actually thought I was going for dinner with Jake
and I ended up here on the show.
So I'm a little bit bemused. Let's go with it
-and see what happens.
-I am worrying more and more.
Best of luck to you, it's great to have you.
Thank you very much.
Next, we welcome Georgie and Andrew Castle.
Now, Andrew, we know you best
as a former number one British tennis player.
Yes, in the days before Britain had any tennis players.
Don't you even start saying that. For heaven's sake.
Will you please introduce your teammate, Andrew?
Indeed. I have two daughters, this is the oldest. 19-year-old Georgie.
She finished her A-levels last year and is now at drama school.
And we're a bit nervous.
Don't be nervous. What are you studying at drama school, Georgie?
I've just started an acting for musical theatre course.
You've got so many bases covered there.
So, you've got music, musicals. They come up all the time, by the way.
I'd hope so, but I might be a bit exposed
cos I'm not as hot on that as I should be.
An awful lot of our contestants have gone on to star in the West End.
-They certainly have.
It's amazing. Where do they find them?
-Oh, ah, yes.
-Elaine Paige started off as a Pointless contestant.
-Michael Ball, an early member of the 200 club.
-Yes, there we are.
-Michael Crawford, Series 2.
I'm struggling to think of musical stars now.
Yeah. Very best of luck to the pair of you. Lovely to have you here.
Next, we welcome Shaun Williamson and Lucy Speed,
ladies and gentlemen. There you go.
Obviously, known and loved to our viewers
for your roles in EastEnders,
where you played a married couple.
Do you think your time together is going to give you a strong advantage?
-I think it might.
What happened? You got off
with my half-brother, you got off with your ex,
you kidnapped our children.
But you dressed as a chicken a lot and spilt curry down yourself a lot.
I couldn't really be blamed for that. It did try me a bit.
-What a team.
-What a team!
Are you going to be fiercely competitive, Lucy?
Oh. I assume I will contest.
I will defer to his superior intelligence
at all points during the game.
Shaun, you won Celebrity Mastermind.
Yeah. You only have to win one heat,
but I went in for it and stumbled over the line.
-You won Celebrity Mastermind.
-What was your subject?
-It was Richard Burton, the Welsh actor.
Do you remember it all or did you just cram it all a week before?
I crammed it for ages, yeah. I went really deep on it.
I learned stupid stuff and then they didn't go that deep,
so, luckily, I got 17.
And just hung on for grim death on general knowledge,
-that's what to do.
You might find yourself doing that this afternoon.
I can't wait to see what you manage to achieve this evening.
Very best of luck.
Finally, we've got Aldo and Nikki Zilli.
Aldo, you are one of the country's favourite celebrity chefs.
Could you introduce your team player?
My team player is my beautiful actress wife, Nikki.
Nikki. A very, very warm welcome to the show.
So, Nikki, you are an actress?
I have been singing and songwriting and modelling
and acting for probably the last 15 years.
And the last five years been busy looking after my two children,
three and five.
What is going to be your strongest area, Nikki?
Probably fashion, film and music.
Do you have any hobbies that might really set you ahead
-of the rest of the field?
Dining out, that's a good Pointless category.
-Do you think that'll come up?
I mean, not literally dining out, but posh food.
-That is one of our favourite rounds.
-Round Two is Posh Food.
We have. We've had all sorts... You'd be surprised.
Obviously, originally from Italy. So Italy will be good for you.
Yeah. Italy is a good one.
Italian food, I'm not sure, but Italy is a good one.
-Do you have interests outside the kitchen?
I horse ride, I play football.
-You are a big Chelsea fan, aren't you?
You were on Celebrity X Factor. There were several...
-How many of you were in the band?
-I was the lead singer.
And I forgot the Italian words one night,
and that is when we got voted out.
Very good. Thanks so much, Aldo and Nikki, lovely to have you here.
We look forward to discovering your hidden knowledge. There is only one person left
for me to introduce,
a man so intelligent he needs to be seated at all times.
He is my Pointless friend. He is Richard.
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
-How are you?
-I can't complain.
It should be an absolutely great show today.
I am absolutely delighted that David Coulthard is terrified. How good is that?
This is the man who sat on the grid at Monza and Monaco and Silverstone.
One look at you, absolutely has gone to pieces. Funnily enough,
I've worked with Andrew and Shaun before as game show hosts.
I know they're both phenomenally bright and very competitive.
Shaun, particularly. You can see.
Shaun, he just, "I stumbled across the line
"in Celebrity Mastermind, I was lucky."
He is enormously competitive. It's going to be a great show, I think.
-Great questions, great contestants.
-Very good, thanks, Richard.
All of our questions were put to 100 people before the show.
We are looking for the obscure answers that they didn't get.
To stay in the game and to have the chance to win our jackpot,
our celebrities must score as few points as they can.
What everyone is trying to do is find a pointless answer,
that's an answer that none of our 100 people could think of.
Every time that happens, we will add 250 quid to the jackpot.
As today's show is a celebrity special,
each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated charity.
And we start with a jackpot of £2,500. There it is.
OK, if everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
Right. 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
will be eliminated.
If you give me an incorrect answer,
you will score the maximum of 100 points.
So try and avoid those. Our category for the first round is...
Decide who is going to go first and who is going to go second.
Whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what that question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many Meg Ryan films
as they could. Meg Ryan films. Richard.
We are looking for any feature film given a cinema release up to the end
of 2011 for which Meg Ryan has received an acting credit.
As always, straight to DVD films, TV films don't count
but voice performances do count.
So any Meg Ryan film, please. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now then, Jake and David.
You drew lots before the show, and today you're going first.
-So then, Jake, Meg Ryan. There's a pained look on your face.
-Yeah, there was.
-Not a Meg Ryan fan?
It's not that I'm not a Meg Ryan fan,
I just... Yeah, I'm not super hot on Meg Ryan films.
Any Meg Ryan film, Jake. Just a Meg Ryan film.
-She has been in films, this Meg Ryan?
I think Meg Ryan was in this film and it probably is the one
that she is best known for, so When Harry Met Sally.
When Harry Met Sally. There's a sort of murmur
from the crowd there. When Harry Met Sally,
let's see if that is right.
If it is, let's see how many said When Harry Met Sally.
54, that's not bad.
-I am grateful for anything at this stage.
-It's a lot better than 100.
So, 54 of our 100 people said When Harry Met Sally,
so that scores you 54.
Yeah. It's not bad at all, Jake.
I bet money that someone will get 100 before this round is out.
-I suspect 54 is great.
-Are you betting money on DC?
He's all out of kilter cos we're
in the number one position. He's not used
to the number one position.
For the previous 25 years. It's very difficult.
He needs to be looking at a series of exhaust pipes, does he?
Meg Ryan films.
I think I've got one, but I'm not
entirely sure this is what it's called.
But I'm going to go with City Of Angels.
City Of Angels, says Georgie.
There is no murmur from the crowd, which is probably a good sign.
Let's see if it's a correct answer.
If it is, let's see how many people said it.
-Good luck, Georgie.
Down it goes. Look at that, Georgie, that's a great answer.
Look at it, Georgie. Six!
-Six for City Of Angels, Richard.
-Terrific answer, with Nicolas Cage.
This is why it is always best to choose a family member rather than
-a fellow celebrity.
-They know stuff.
Very good. Thanks. Well done, Georgie. Now then, Lucy,
Meg Ryan films. A good area for you?
-Not particularly, but I've got one.
-In The Cut?
-In The Cut. Let's see if that is right.
If it is, let's see how many of our 100 people said In The Cut.
It's right. Down it goes. A brilliant answer, Lucy!
Superb answer, one point.
-In The Cut.
-Well played, Lucy, from 2003.
Do you remember the famous Parkinson interview?
Oh yeah, she didn't say a word.
She was promoting In The Cut
during that interview. Great answer.
Now then, Nikki. Nikki, Meg Ryan films.
Well, the three I was going to say have already been mentioned,
so that puts me in a very dark corner.
-I'll give you a wrong answer.
-I'm very sorry, but
that's what you get for going fourth, yeah?
-A Walk In The Clouds?
-A Walk In The Clouds. OK,
let's see if that is right.
If it is, let's see how many of our 100 people said
A Walk In The Clouds.
No. Bad luck, Nikki.
That was obvious, wasn't it?
It's horrible when you don't have an answer. It happens a lot.
Unfortunately, you score the maximum of 100 points.
-I'm so sorry.
-Yeah, don't worry, Nikki,
it always happens. And you won't be the last
to get 100, as well, I almost guarantee it.
A Walk In The Clouds is a Keanu Reeves film,
but Meg Ryan not in it.
No, I know.
OK, thank you very much.
We're halfway through the round, let's look at those scores.
Lucy and Shaun on one, looking very strong indeed.
Then we go up to six where we find Georgie and Andrew.
Up to 54, where Jake and DC are currently residing.
And then all the way up to 100, I'm afraid, where Nikki and Aldo are.
Aldo, you're going to have to find a really good,
obscure answer for the next pass if you want to stay in the game.
OK? We're going to come back down the line.
Can the second players please take their places at the podium?
Remember, we're looking for Meg Ryan films.
-Aldo, you must know some Meg Ryan films.
-Yeah, I do. Not many.
-Sleeping in Seattle kind of springs to mind.
-OK. Your answer is?
-Sleeping in Seattle.
-Sleeping in Seattle is Aldo's answer.
Let's see if that's right.
If it is, let's see how many people said it.
-Oh, you're joking!
-Unfortunately, that is an incorrect answer.
Bad luck, Aldo. I'm afraid you score the maximum of 100 points,
which takes your total up to an unbeatable 200.
Now then, Shaun, you are on 1.
The high score is on 200, out of your reach.
Even if you score 100, you are still through to the next round.
I think you might have a pointless answer. I bet you do.
I have a wild punt that I wouldn't do except for the low score.
I think she made a film with Kevin Kline.
-I think it was called French Kiss.
-French Kiss says Shaun.
No red line for you, you are through whatever happens.
Let's see how many people said French Kiss.
Look at that, five. Very, very well done, Shaun.
Five takes them up to six.
Great answer, Shaun. I told you he was good. And a great team
as well, just six between the two.
And you are absolute right, it's with Kevin Kline in 1995.
OK. Now then, Andrew.
So, we are looking for Meg Ryan films.
You are on six, Andrew. Doesn't matter what you score,
you are through to the next round.
Well, I'm glad it doesn't matter because I have no idea,
apart from a recollection of her face on the cover of a video
that was lying around at some point.
Motherhood is just something that comes to mind,
so I'll say Motherhood with zero confidence.
OK, you are saying Motherhood. Let's see if that's right.
If it is, let's see how many people said Motherhood.
-I can live with that.
That's an incorrect answer, it scores you 100 points.
It takes you to 106, but you are through to the next round. Richard.
-Yeah, I think that video cover maybe had Uma Thurman on it...
..rather than Meg Ryan. But it is a film.
It's a perfectly acceptable mistake to make.
OK, DC, you are on 54.
It doesn't matter what you score.
But I think you might have a Meg Ryan film up your sleeve.
I think... I feel a bit bad because I'm going to steal an answer
and just change it slightly.
-It was Sleepless In Seattle.
-Sleepless In Seattle.
-It is cruel, but it was going begging.
Sleepless In Seattle says DC, let's see if that's right.
And if it is, let's see how many people said Sleepless In Seattle.
46 for Sleepless In Seattle.
It takes your total up to a lovely round 100. Look at that. Richard.
Well played, DC, safely through to the second round. From 1993,
with Tom Hanks. You've Got Mail,
a Meg Ryan film, was another big scorer.
Another one with Tom Hanks. Let's look at the pointless ones.
They're obscure, but some people at home
may have got one of these at least.
Flesh And Bone she was in with then-husband Dennis Quaid.
Hanging Up, with Diane Keaton. She was with Sean Penn in Hurlyburly.
In The Land Of Women, Promised Land, Restoration.
All of those pointless answers.
Rich And Famous, The Deal and Sean Connery's daughter
in The Presidio. Very well done if you got any of those.
Thank you. After the first round,
-the losing pair with the highest score is Aldo and Nikki.
-It's a fix!
It's not a fix!
What was a fix, Aldo?
I don't know, I just thought...
Sleeping here, sleeping there, who cares?
I have no doubt that I was absolutely wrong.
So thank you for having me.
Well, it has been a great pleasure having you.
I'm sorry we have to say goodbye to you so soon.
But a big hand, Aldo and Nikki. Tremendous.
But for the remaining three pairs, it is now time for Round Two.
Now, there is only room for two celebrity pairs
in our head-to-head, so one of our teams
will be leaving us at the end of this round.
The category for Round Two is...
There we are. The Animal Kingdom. You will decide in your pairs
who will go first and who will go second.
Whoever is first, step up to the podium.
Our Round Two question concerns...
-This is going to be a lot of fun.
On each pass, we are going to show you the names of six animal hybrids.
You simply have to tell us what they are a hybrid of,
which two species have mated to make
this animal hybrid. An obscure answer
will score you fewer points.
Give us a wrong answer, though, you will score 100 points.
-There will be 12 animal hybrids in all.
-Are these real animals?
They are real animals.
-They're not like griffins?
They are real hybrids of two animals which have mated.
Wow! I can't wait for this.
OK, we are looking for the two animals that make up these hybrids.
-Here we go.
-It's just a hobby I have.
Yeah, I got so bored running that zoo.
OK, here we go, we have got...
It's just scary, Richard.
They're all real, all genuine animals.
-DC, there we are.
-Is any of this legal?
In certain states it is, yes. I learned that lesson the hard way.
I thought you looked a bit like a grolar when you came in.
I was thinking, "Hold on a minute."
So none of those, unsurprisingly, have entered the motorsports world.
Maybe they have, and I just didn't realise.
So, um, I think the lowest scoring one,
in fact I'm almost certain the lowest scoring one
is going to be dogote.
I guess that might be a cross between a dog and a coyote.
A dog and a coyote.
You wanted to find the one that the fewest of our 100 people knew.
A dog and a coyote making a dogote. Let's see if it's right.
If it is, let's see how may people said it.
Very well done, DC.
-Down it goes, 35. Not a bad score. Well done.
-Well done, well done.
-Excellent deduction there. Richard, a dogote.
-Yeah, well done, DC.
Of course, Alessandro Dogote drove for the Toleman team in the mid-80s.
-Yeah, that's what was in my mind.
-It's a motor-racing joke.
Georgie, remember, we're looking for the animals that bred
to produce these hybrids.
I'm going to go with, maybe, a grizzly bear
and a polar bear making a grolar.
A grizzly bear and a polar bear making a grolar.
It sounds entirely feasible. Let's see if that's right.
How many people knew that answer? A grizzly and a polar bear.
-And it's right.
-Very well done, Georgie.
Down it goes. Down it goes!
11! That is a brilliant score.
-11 for the grolar.
-Well played, Georgie, exactly right.
Two of our samples thought it was a gorilla and a polar bear.
-That's just wrong.
-You would never call that a grolar.
-No, you certainly wouldn't.
Also, how are they meeting? What sort of website are they on?
Lucy, you are the last person to have this board.
If you want, you can fill in all the gla... All the glaps?
You see when I mated there? Blanks and gaps.
Child of a blank and a gap.
That's right. You can fill in all the glaps.
I think I'm going to go for beefalo. I am imagining that it's a cow and a buffalo.
A cow and a buffalo, a beefalo.
Let's see if it's right.
If it is, let's see how many people knew that answer. A beefalo.
-32, not bad.
Not bad at all. 32 for beefalo.
-I wouldn't have known that.
-Well played, Lucy.
A cross between the American buffalo or bison and a cow.
Three of 100 people... Forget gorilla and polar bear,
three of 100 people thought that was the offspring of a bee and a buffalo.
-A bee and a buffalo.
-A bee and a buffalo.
Let's go through the rest of the board there.
The pumapard, perhaps unsurprisingly,
is a cross between a puma and a leopard.
Would have scored you 53.
A hinny, probably the most common of those out there,
is a horse and a donkey. That would have scored you seven.
And a huarizo is a cross between an alpaca and a llama.
That scored one point.
Thanks, Richard. Halfway through the round,
let's take a look at the scores.
Georgie and Andrew, what a fabulous answer there.
A lovely low score of 11. Then up to 32 where we find Lucy and Shaun.
And then up just a squeak to 35 where we find DC and Jake.
So, it's going to be a battle between Shaun and Jake,
I would imagine, to see who stays with us for the next round.
We'll come back down the line.
Can the second players, please, take their places at the podium?
OK, we're going to put six more
hybrids on the board, and here they are. We have got...
I'll read them all one more time.
Remember, we are looking for the two animals
that you think make these hybrids and, obviously,
you're trying to find the one the fewest people knew.
Shaun, the high scorers on 35. Jake and DC, you are on 32.
If you can score two or less,
you are in the head-to-head for sure.
There's a couple of obvious ones there, but the ones
that aren't obvious are really difficult.
Choice of two. I'm going to go for the top one,
a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
A zedonk, a cross between a zebra and a donkey, says Shaun.
Let's see if it's right, how many people said it.
There is a red line there. If you get below it,
you'll have less than Jake and DC and be through to the head-to-head.
Zedonk, zebra-donkey. Is that right?
How many people said it?
-That's all right.
-45. Don't worry, Shaun, the round is not over yet.
45 takes your total up to 77. Richard.
Safe answer, Shaun. It's essentially a donkey
which is easier to scan at the checkout.
We're looking for the two animals that bred to produce these hybrids.
You are on 11. The high score is on 77, Shaun and Lucy.
A score of 65 will see you through to the head-to-head.
I've got a horrible feeling that the one that comes out of the screen
is the one that will have come out of the screen for everybody.
And that is the second one down.
I might be making a mistake by going for this,
but I'll just go with liger,
lion and tiger.
A lion and a tiger. A liger.
Let's see if that's right. There's the red line.
Below that red line, through to the head-to-head.
Let's see. Lion and tiger, is that right?
How many people said it?
It is right.
-I knew it!
69. That score takes you up to 80.
-The offspring of a male lion and a female tiger.
They're on different continents, they would never have met.
They only exist in captivity, actually.
They are bigger than a lion. It's like a giant lion.
Do they keep the mane or do they keep the tiger stripes?
-It has got a bit of both.
-How about that?
-What about that!
OK, now then, moment of truth. Jake, it comes to you.
The high scorers are now Andrew and Georgie on 80. You're on 35.
A score of 44 or less will see you through to the head-to-head.
This is the decider.
You can talk us through the board if it helps.
I wish Jordan were here because he would know this kind of stuff.
-Right down his alley.
Leopard and pony for Leopon, but...
That would be something to watch, wouldn't it?
I just... And then, yak and a buffalo for the yakalo.
A camel and a llama for the cama.
of those, the lowest score would be
either yakalo or cama. Right, we're going to go with that.
-You're going for cama?
And I think it's probably a cross between a camel and a llama.
OK, here's your red line.
That's what you have to get below
-to be through to the head-to-head.
-Long way down.
-Quite a long way.
Let's see if cama is right. If it is, how many people said a camel
and a llama made a cama.
You've done it! 31!
31 takes the total up to 66.
-Yeah, a camel and a llama. They essentially have a camel's ears
and tail, but no hump.
Andrew, were there any other ones you were tempted to go for there?
Yeah, there was the yakalo. I suppose a yak and a buffalo.
If you had gone for yakalo, yak and buffalo,
it was right, it would have scored you 30 points
and seen you through.
-It's all Georgie's fault.
-It was my fault.
-She got 11.
-Yeah, I know, I know.
Which is better than either of your answers.
-Actually, that's true.
-It's her fault.
What is the leopon?
The leopon is sort of what it looks like, a leopard and a lion.
Dzo. I can't believe anyone would get this other than Scrabble players.
It's a word for Scrabble. It is the offspring of a yak and a cow.
-Not the offspring of a dodo and a zebra,
as some of our 100 people believed.
Well, there we are. Thank you very much, Richard.
At the end of Round Two, the losing celebrity pair,
I'm afraid, are Andrew and Georgie. It didn't have to be this way.
You knew yakalo.
Yeah, but I knew...
-I have this disapproval to live with.
-It was my fault.
I think I was in the same dilemma as Shaun.
If you think you know two or three,
you want to try and go for one that is obvious,
protect your position, and then...
We've had a lovely time. Thank you.
So have we. It's been lovely.
Andrew and Georgie. Fabulous.
For the remaining two celebrity pairs, things are about to get
even more exciting now, as we enter the head-to-head.
Well, congratulations, Shaun and Lucy, Jake and DC,
you are now only one round away from our final round and the chance
to play for the jackpot, which currently stands at £2,500.
Now, obviously only one pair can play for that money.
To decide which pair it'll be, you'll go head-to-head.
For each question you are going to be shown five options on the board.
From each pair, I will need one answer. You are allowed to confer.
If you score less than the other pair, you will win that question.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for the jackpot.
Let's play head-to-head.
OK, here's your first question,
and it concerns...
world snooker champions. Richard.
Quite simply, we'll show you five photos of world snooker champions.
You just have to pick the obscurest of them to win the point.
OK. Let's reveal our five snooker champions.
Here they come.
There we go. Now, Shaun and Lucy, you have played best in the show,
you get to go first.
There are your five snooker champions.
Let's have the most obscure one you can name.
Some of those guys are incredibly famous.
There is one who I haven't got a clue who it is.
-Is it all right with you if I have a punt?
-I am going to go for D, Ken Doherty.
"D, Ken Doherty," says Shaun.
Now then, Jake and DC, you can do your thinking out loud now,
if you like, and discuss all the other snooker champions.
You can also put another name up for D if you think
-Doherty is wrong.
-A... We'll do it in turns. A is Ronnie O'Sullivan.
-I think everybody would know that.
-C is the Hurricane.
-And then E is wonderful Dennis Taylor.
So, I think there is no point in taking A, C, or E,
-so we need to go for B.
And, as we both think, that is...
I'm not great on my snooker,
but I think it could be Graeme Dott.
OK. Graeme Dott, you are saying for B.
So, we have Ken Doherty, D,
and we have Graeme Dott, B.
In the order they were given, Ken Doherty, is that right? If it is, how many people said it?
Oh, it's good, 11.
That's a great answer, Shaun and Lucy.
Jake and DC have gone for Graeme Dott.
How confident are you in Graeme Dott?
The more I look at his face, the more confident I have become.
But as I am next to David, I am relatively unconfident.
It's kind of like playing solo for me.
Yeah, that is definitely B.
And he's a snooker player.
-There you go.
-And I am relying entirely on my educated friend here.
OK, Jake and DC are going for B and they are saying Graeme Dott.
It has to be right and it has to go
lower than 11 if you are to win this question. Is it right?
How many people said Graeme Dott?
Where is it going to end up? Down it goes. You've done it!
-Very, very well done.
-That was a lucky guess.
Eight, for Graeme Dott,
beats the excellent score of 11 for Ken Doherty,
but that means, after one question, Jake and DC are up one-nil.
-Well played, they're the best answers.
that was a guess pretty much.
Well done, I'm impressed.
You knew Graeme Dott was a snooker champion,
so that's not bad going.
Of course, David's fellow Scot. Graeme Dott won in 2006.
Relative, of course.
Shaun knew, I think, as soon as you said it.
The other three all are very famous,
but you'll be surprised by the scores, I think.
A is Ronnie O'Sullivan.
That would have scored you actually a fairly low 41 points.
C, Alex Hurricane Higgins.
And Dennis Taylor, you'd think would be recognizable to everybody, 55.
55. So the Hurricane the most recognizable of all of them.
Very well done if you got all five of those at home.
OK, thank you very much, Richard. Here comes your second question.
Shaun and Lucy, you have to win this question to stay in the game.
Very best of luck. Here it comes. It concerns...
Rio de Janeiro. Richard.
We are going to give you five clues to facts about Rio de Janeiro
on this board. All you have to do is pick the most obscure,
the one that the fewest people knew, to win the points.
OK, thanks, Richard. Let's reveal our five clues to facts
about Rio de Janeiro.
And here we have...
I will read those all one final time.
There we are. Now then, Jake and DC, you go first this time.
I think country it's situated in a lot of people would get.
The English name for the statue, it's their most famous landmark.
Yeah. The least likely answer would be either the third one
or the last one,
-I would say.
-Yeah, and we don't know either of those.
David will give us the year that Rio will host the Summer Olympics games.
-Give me the year.
2016. OK, we got there.
OK, Jake and DC are saying the year
when Rio will host the Summer Olympics is 2016. Shaun and Lucy,
you can talk us through the whole board
and fill in all the gaps.
Right, well, we are fairly confident with A, aren't we?
-Which we think is in Brazil.
Portuguese term for a native of Rio we're not sure of, are we?
Unfortunately. We're trying to think of the musician.
They're always named after dead people.
We're going to have to go for the English name for the statue,
which is the statue of, we think, Christ the Redeemer.
Which we think possibly people will know that less than
what country it is in.
I think it is on Sugarloaf Mountain.
The statue of Christ, Christ the Redeemer.
Christ the Redeemer.
OK, so, we have 2016 vs Christ the Redeemer.
What do you reckon, Jake? Which will be the lowest score?
I think the guys have got the lowest score with Christ the Redeemer,
thinking about it now.
Religion is quite popular. The Summer Olympics, you know,
people only get into it every four years.
-Yeah, but it'll be big when it comes.
If only there was a way of finding out.
Sorry, here we go. Jake and DC have gone for 2016.
Let's see if it's right and, if it is, how many people said 2016?
Down it goes. 23.
The year the Olympics are going to be in Rio, 2016, 23 points.
Shaun and Lucy have named the statue as Christ the Redeemer.
You have to win this point to stay in the game.
Let's see if it's right and how many people said Christ the Redeemer.
It is right. Now, it's got to beat 23.
There it goes.
Oh, it has done it!
It has done it. 12 for Christ the Redeemer.
After two questions, you are evenly matched, with one apiece. Richard.
Well played, Shaun and Lucy.
It is actually on Corcovado Mountain,
but it's a very good answer.
Let's take a look at the rest of them. Country it is situated in.
You will be shocked to hear is Brazil.
It scored 85 points.
The musician the international airport is named after is
Antonio Carlos Jobim.
He's a jobim musician.
-And the Portuguese term for a native of Rio.
Is he called a carioca?
Not only is it a pointless answer, but it is a carioca.
Very well done.
Very well done if you got that at home.
-It is going down to the wire.
-Yeah, very exciting indeed.
Whoever wins this question is through to the final
and will play for that jackpot.
Here comes your third question. It concerns...
-We'll give you
the names of five elements in the periodic table,
but we're only going to give you the last three letters of each of them.
Can you tell us what they are? The most obscure one will win
the point and see you into the final.
Our five elements with missing letters. We have got...
So, the last three letters of these elements are...
There we are. Shaun and Lucy, you go first this time.
Well, we're just trying to recall those hideous science lessons
at school, aren't we? When I used to look out the window,
dreaming of being in the business, and now look at me.
I think we're going to go for number five, which we think is cobalt.
OK, number five. Cobalt.
OK. "Number five, cobalt," say Shaun and Lucy.
Jake and DC, you can talk us through the board, if you like.
You can talk out loud, you don't have to whisper.
-No because then...
-I like it when he whispers in my ear.
-Go on, go for it.
-You were saying arsenic possibly for the first one.
Is that...? Yeah. And nickel for the second one.
-David, just pick one and go for it.
-I pick you.
OK, you are going to say nickel for the second one. KEL, nickel.
OK, so we have cobalt and we have nickel.
In the order they have been given.
Shaun and Lucy said cobalt, let's see if it is right
and how many people said cobalt.
-That's a lot.
That is high, surprisingly high.
I'm wishing I would have gone for tungsten.
You have gone for nickel, Jake and DC. Nickel you are saying.
Let's see if that's right and how many people said nickel.
OK, this has to go lower than 46 if you are going to win
this question and stay in the game.
It is right. Down it goes. No!
After three questions, Shaun and Lucy are in the final,
2-1. Very well done. Richard.
Very well played. Shaun and Lucy played very well throughout.
Jake, if you'd have said arsenic for the top one, it's right
-and it would have scored you 41 points.
And would've seen you through to the final.
Shaun is right, it's tungsten, as all darts fans would know.
It would have scored you 15.
It's the best answer the board. And OLD can only be gold.
And that would have scored you the most of any on the board, 65.
Very, very well played. You guys played it very well throughout.
So, thank you, Rich. The losing pair
at the end of the head-to-head, Jake and DC.
-It's a shame. It's a shame.
-We are going to keep the team together, though.
-Yeah, you must.
Thank you for joining us in our celebrity special
and congratulations. Brilliant.
Jake and DC, everyone.
But, for Shaun and Lucy, it is now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Shaun and Lucy. You fought off the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot
for your chosen charities.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot stands at £2,500.
There it is.
Now, the rules are very simple.
To win that money, find a pointless answer.
We haven't had any pointless answers on the show today.
Find one now and you will take that money away
with you for your chosen charities.
Firstly, you've got to choose a category.
You have a choice of five categories, here they are.
Your options read like this.
-I'm big on pop divas.
-I was going to say
pop divas because you are great with all that.
If they are modern... Do you know any modern pop divas?
Do you know those? Let's see, there's Gaga...
-Shaun, you know everything.
-If it is any time past 1990, I'm stuffed.
Let's go for pop divas and I will wipe your brow.
OK, pop divas it is. Let's find out what the question is.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds, good luck,
to name as many Celine Dion UK top 40 singles as they could.
We're looking for any UK top 40 single released by Celine Dion
prior to the beginning of 2012.
They can either be a solo sung by her or featuring her. Very best of luck.
-OK. You now have up to one minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that £2,500 is for just one of those answers
to be pointless.
Let's put 60 seconds on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
OK, there's a song called Because You Loved... She's got massive hits.
-She's got My Heart Will Go On.
-That's probably the only one I know.
-But everyone will know that.
There is one call Because You Loved Me, which we might as well go for.
-It's really famous, but I can't think of any others.
-OK. Is that all we've got?
So we're stuffed. I don't know anything about Celine Dion.
I think she did a record with a classical singer.
Yeah, I think something in French.
Celine Dion, come on.
The gods of pop music, descend on us. Celine Dion.
I have to say that I turn her off when she comes on,
so I wouldn't really...
There's just no way, is there? Not in a million years
-are we going to get this.
All we know is her three biggest hits, I'm afraid.
-Well, that's three answers, at least.
That's more than a lot of people have.
-One just so we can leave out My Heart Will Go On.
-Your time is up.
We were looking for Celine Dion top 40 singles.
I now need your three answers.
OK, we're going to have to go...
This is the order you might as well reveal them in.
-My Heart Will Go On, theme from Titanic.
-And Because You Loved Me.
-And Because You Loved Me. OK.
Let's put them up on the board in that order. And here they are.
OK, we were looking for Celine Dion top 40 singles.
Your first answer, My Heart Will Go On,
was your least confident punt at a pointless answer.
You only have to find one pointless answer, remember,
to go home with that £2,500.
OK, let's see how many people said My Heart Will Go On.
Let's see if it's right and how many people remembered it.
Yep, no surprise there, it's right.
Down it goes.
Still going down.
Into the 40s, 30s.
-There we are.
Our 100 people weren't 100 Celine Dion fans.
-Let's hope they're not.
-Just 100 people.
Unfortunately, not a pointless answer.
No surprise. You only have two more chances to win today's jackpot.
Tell us about your charities. Shaun.
Mine is called Dave Lee's Happy Holidays,
which I am proud to be a vice president of.
And they basically take sick or dying
or underprivileged children on the holiday of a lifetime.
Lucy, what about your charity?
My charity is called the Lily Foundation,
and we do research into mitochondrial disease.
Basically, we fund a research unit.
We are the only charity that does so.
And we have managed to come up with a diagnostic machine
and also found lots of other illnesses that it affects.
It mainly affects children and causes death and things like that.
It's very important work. We are very small.
Well done, you. Very good indeed.
Very, very best of luck to both of you.
OK, we're looking for Celine Dion top 40 singles.
Let's hope nobody said Think Twice.
Again, this has to be right and pointless.
-Don't write it off, Shaun, seriously.
-It's her biggest hit.
32 people out of 100 remember the Titanic,
one of the most famous songs in the last 20 years.
OK, for £2,500, how many people said Think Twice?
It is right.
36 people knew the Titanic theme song.
Down this one goes, Think Twice into the 20s into the teens.
If this goes all the way down to zero, you are leaving here...
Can you imagine if Because You Loved Me is at 100?
-Only one more shot at that jackpot.
But what a shot! Because You Loved Me.
Because You Loved Me.
If this is right
and it goes all the way down to zero,
-you'll be leaving here with £2,500.
Let's hope it is right and that none of our 100 people knew
Because You Loved Me.
Very, very best of luck.
There we are, it is right.
Down it goes. As I say,
if this goes all the way down to zero, you leave here with £2,500.
Still going down.
Down it goes!
Get me those three people.
-Get me those...
Unfortunately, you didn't manage to find that all-important
pointless answer, so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £2,500.
However, as it's a celebrity special,
We are going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair
for their respective charities.
-Was that duet with Whitney Houston When You Believe?
No, that was Mariah Carey.
Let's look at the pointless answers,
and I hope you don't recognise any of them.
I'm sure some people at home will have got a number of these.
I'm Your Angel, which was a number three hit with R Kelly.
Immortality was recorded with the Bee Gees, another top 10 hit.
One Heart from the album of the same name.
Tell Him, with Barbra Streisand. Yeah, exactly right.
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, her version of the Cole classic.
Another top 10 single, Je T'aime Encore.
Very well done if you got any of those at home
Did you know any of those? You did, didn't you?
I knew there was a French one.
So if you would've just chosen the right French words
and put them in the right sentence, we would've got that.
For sure. Unfortunately,
we do have to say goodbye to Shaun and Lucy.
It's been brilliant having you here.
-Thank you both so much for playing.
-Thank you for having us.
So, all that remains is for me to say thank you to all
our celebrity pairs -Aldo and Nikki, Georgie and Andrew, Jake and David.
And, of course, our brilliant finalists, Shaun and Lucy.
Join us next time and we'll put more of obscure knowledge to the test.
-Meanwhile, goodbye from Richard.
And goodbye from me. Goodbye.
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Celebrities test the depths of their general knowledge in this special edition of the quiz. David Coulthard, Aldo Zilli and Shaun Williamson are among the stars trying to come up with the answers no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.