Hairy Biker Dave Myers left the Countdown team with a conundrum of their own when he came up with an unusual choice of word in tomorrow’s episode of the long-running quiz.
The presenter, who starred in last year’s Strictly Come Dancing, was in dictionary corner when he offered up the seven-letter word "todgers" much to the amusement of host Nick Hewer and his sidekick Rachel Riley.
It was left to dictionary corner supremo Susie Dent to explain the word could have counted because it is in the dictionary.
It is not the first time the show has struggled with rude words – in 2010 the presenters were left red faced when the letters U, D, F, C, K and E all came up in a selection but the contestants resisted the temptation to go for the obvious and instead submitted the five letter words caged and faced.
The Channel 4 afternoon show, which has been running since the station launched in 1982, recently picked up a Guinness world record after it reached its 6,000th edition.
The words and number contest was launched with late presenter Richard Whiteley at the helm and has also been fronted by Des Lynam and Jeff Stelling.