Although we've all thought it, it's not every day such a conundrum is said out loud on the show and when it is it makes for comedy gold.
A recent Countdown contestant, Luke from Ireland, was in a pickle during the conundrum section of the show. Sharing the event on Twitter, Luke said "the day I got my ass handed to me by a Countdown champion... (I) didn't go down without a fight". The contestant shared his answer on Instagram and it's the last thing you'd expect:
— Duke (@DukeOSmiley) December 5, 2017
Luke, realizing he'd lost, decided to use the term 'PENISHAM' as his answer which was quickly brushed off by the presenter of the show Nick Hewer. Twitter couldn't help but virtually clap Luke on the back for his attempts on the show:
Geezer on countdown earlier had a second left to guess the conundrum, buzzed in and said PENISSHAM (pr. penis ham) for MISSHAPEN nearly died
— Daniel (@koolaskimdeal) December 4, 2017
My friend was just on countdown, the actual tv show and said ‘penis ham’ for a word ? I can’t @DukeOSmiley ya legend
— Aoife Dooley (@Aoife_Dooley) December 4, 2017
My friend @DukeOSmiley just said 'penis ham' as his guess at the countdown conundrum. No joke.
— Rory Nolan (@rorywnolan) December 4, 2017