BBC quiz shows edit out offensive answers, Pointless host reveals

BBC quiz shows edit out offensive answers and redo scenes with more acceptable ones, Pointless host Richard Osman reveals after row over Countdown allowing gay slur

  • Matt Gould scored seven points for the slurused to insult homosexual people
  • A clip of the awkward encounter drew controversy on social media
  • 채널 4 apologised for the clip which ‘does not align with our values
  • Pointless star Richard Osman has revealed that the BBC quiz show edits out potentially offensive answers and gives contestants more palatable options.

    Mr Osman, who co-hosts the programme with Alexander Armstrong, said guests on the show will be asked to redo their responses with a more acceptable example, worth the same score.

    His revelation came after Channel 4 apologised for including a Countdown contestant using the word ‘p***teron Monday’s episode of the programme.

    Matt Gould scored seven points for the slurused to insult homosexual peopleafter Rachel Riley placed the letters, ㅏ, 그만큼, 그만큼, 이자형, 디, 아르 자형, 피, 에프, 티, 보드에.

    Richard Osman, 사진 중심, said guests on the show will be asked to redo their responses with a more acceptable example, worth the same score (also pictured in a scene from Pointless Celebrities, 왼쪽에서 오른쪽으로: 리안 라 하바스, Shaun Keaveny, Ella Eyre, Suzy Klein, Clara Amfo, 알렉산더 암스트롱, Lesley Garrett, Amy McDonald, Chris Hawkins)

    Richard Osman, 사진 중심, said guests on the show will be asked to redo their responses with a more acceptable example, worth the same score (also pictured in a scene from Pointless Celebrities, 왼쪽에서 오른쪽으로: 리안 라 하바스, Shaun Keaveny, Ella Eyre, Suzy Klein, Clara Amfo, 알렉산더 암스트롱, Lesley Garrett, Amy McDonald, Chris Hawkins)

    When asked if that situation arose on Pointless, would the hosts give the guest a correct answer for the retake, Mr Osman said: 'Yep, just retake with a different correct answer (or different incorrect answer)

    When asked if that situation arose on Pointless, would the hosts give the guest a correct answer for the retake, Mr Osman said: '네, just retake with a different correct answer (or different incorrect answer)








    A clip of the encounter drew controversy online, with TV critic Scott Bryan asking ‘why on earthbroadcasters allowed the word to be ‘said cheerfully as an answer on daytime television’.

    Mr Osman replied, saying he thought the contestant was ’embarrassed to be saying it, but in that situation the easy solution is to all agree he scored 7 points and to retake with a different answer’.

    그는 덧붙였다: ‘We’ve done that a couple of times with ”그리고 그는 그것에서 제외되었다.” answers.

    When asked if that situation arose on Pointless, would the hosts give the guest a correct answer for the retake, Mr Osman said: '네, just retake with a different correct answer (or different incorrect answer).’

    A clip of the Countdown encounter drew controversy on social media, with some suggesting it should not have been aired

    A clip of the Countdown encounter drew controversy on social media, with some suggesting it should not have been aired

    Matt Gould scored seven points for the slurused to insult homosexual peopleon Monday’s episode after Rachel Riley placed the letters, ㅏ, 그만큼, 그만큼, 이자형, 디, 아르 자형, 피, 에프, 티, 보드에

    One viewer said this raised a ‘freedom of speech’ 발행물, but Mr Osman replied: ‘If I’d told you why, you would agree 100 퍼센트, I’m certain of that. And it’s been twice in around 50,000 answers.

    Mr Gould, the Countdown contestant who used the slur on programme, apologised on Twitter, saying he assumed it would be reshot.

    용의자는 할리우드 배우 Douglas Fairbanks Jr와 독일 외교관 Sigismund von Braun을 포함했습니다. 4 spokesperson also told MailOnline: ‘The airing of the word was an error of judgement. It does not align with our values and we apologise for any offence caused.