‘Countdown’s’ Rachel Riley Left ‘Red-Faced’ After Spelling Out Rude Word

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Countdown’s Rachel Riley was left ‘red-faced’ after she hilariously spelled out a rude word on the show.

The 35-year-old was picking out the four letters that contestant Mike had chosen.

However, they happened to fall in the order that would cause a very awkward moment.

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Rachel Riley has been hosting Countdown since Carol Vorderman’s exit back in 2008. Credit: Channel 4

First off came ‘S’ and ‘L,’ which was then followed by the vowel ‘U’.

Mike then asked Riley to select another consonant and she pulled out the letter ‘T’.

At that particular moment, the contestant wasn’t on camera but could be heard having a giggle at the blunder. Riley also smirked as she looked at the word on the board.

Countdown, which first aired back in 1982, has had its fair share of rude words come up over the years.

Previously, viewers were left in hysterics when one contestant managed to spell out the word ‘Gobs****’.

Riley has hosted the show since Carol Vorderman’s exit in 2008.

However, she is now expecting her second child, with former Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev, so is expected to be taking some time off.

Recently, the presenter took to Twitter and admitted that her second pregnancy hasn’t been smooth sailing.

Alongside a photo of tablets sat on her pregnant belly, she tweeted: “It’s that time again. Four months left of pregnancy throat burn but at least I have somewhere to keep my tablets.”

Many of her fans took to the comments and tried to give out some helpful advice of how to get through the heartburn.

One person suggested: “Gaviscon liquid, the only way to go, a lifesaver during pregnancy heartburn.”

Another added: “Gaviscon Dual-Action and a straw. Keep it by your bedside and sleep head up high #workedfor3pregnancies.”

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