Martin on Ch4 Countdown

edited 6 October 2009 at 3:37PM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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Martin is appearing all this week on Channel 4's Countdown programme.

In yesterday's (Monday's) programme, I'm sure Martin claimed there were 8 million members of moneysavingexpert.com
... but the forum statistics show there are currently only 569,854 members :confused:
(and who knows how many of those are duplicate accounts?)
Where does the 8 million come from? Or did I mis-hear?


Whilst on the subject of discrepancies in the programme, I'm also sure one of the contestants asked for a consonant as as final letter in one of the rounds, and despite a card being drawn from the consonant pile, the letter given was 'E' but no one said anything about it:confused:


Do I need a hearing aid and some glasses?:D


Edit: I was going to say this would never have happened in Carol's day ... but apparently it did 3 years ago :eek:
... in the next round everybody failed to notice that when I asked for a final consonant, Carol repeated the word consonant and then picked out an E. I only saw this when the show was transmitted on 25th August, ...
http://www.thecountdownpage.com/exp-ian-hilton.htm
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  • edited 7 October 2009 at 9:15AM
    Former_MSE_DanFormer_MSE_Dan
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    edited 7 October 2009 at 9:15AM
    Hey,

    The forum, wonderful as it is, is only a portion of MSE as a whole. The main site (www.moneysavingexpert.com) and the forums combined have just under 8 million visitors a months, and 14 million seperate visits (as some people visit more than once! :))

    HTH

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  • Premier wrote: »
    Martin is appearing all this week on Channel 4's Countdown programme.

    In yesterday's (Monday's) programme, I'm sure Martin claimed there were 8 million members of moneysavingexpert.com
    ... but the forum statistics show there are currently only 569,854 members :confused:
    (and who knows how many of those are duplicate accounts?)
    Where does the 8 million come from? Or did I mis-hear?


    Whilst on the subject of discrepancies in the programme, I'm also sure one of the contestants asked for a consonant as as final letter in one of the rounds, and despite a card being drawn from the consonant pile, the letter given was 'E' but no one said anything about it:confused:


    Do I need a hearing aid and some glasses?:D


    Edit: I was going to say this would never have happened in Carol's day ... but apparently it did 3 years ago :eek:
    http://www.thecountdownpage.com/exp-ian-hilton.htm
    No your eyes and ears are fine, I noticed it too and made a point of watching it on 4OD to check I was correct: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/countdown/4od#2971950
    Was thinking to myself, when the heck did E become a consonant :confused:
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  • nobby24nobby24 Forumite
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    I like it when Martin's in dictionary corner, he's always entertaining. Do you think he fancies Rachel Riley? :p

    Well why not, I do, she is absolutely gorgeous!
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  • JohnteaJohntea Forumite
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    It made me laugh today when you did the train fare comparison with the split ticketing and made the audience gasp with how much you could save on some journeys!

    Although you caught me out with the question, I didn't think you could save money calling up 20 minutes before! (Thought some train companies now had a couple of quid charge for seat reservations but maybe I'm wrong!)
  • nobby24 wrote: »
    I like it when Martin's in dictionary corner, he's always entertaining. Do you think he fancies Rachel Riley? :p

    Well why not, I do, she is absolutely gorgeous!

    Dunno but Martins wife is Hoooot!! Lara Lewington for me was the only reason I had to watch channel 5!
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