Countdown's Rachel Riley left red-faced over rude word on board

‘Can you have c****ed?’ Countdown’s Rachel Riley is left red-faced as board spells out a rude word

Rachel Riley looked like she was trying to hold back laughter as she saw a rude word on the Countdown board on Wednesday.

The TV host, 35, was left red-faced when a guest spelled out ‘c****ed’ on the board.

The contestant seemed unsure about his word choice and asked the team: ‘Can you have c****ed?’ 

Awkward: Rachel Riley looked like she was trying to hold back laughter as she saw a rude word on the Countdown board on Wednesday

Susie Dent explained the word was acceptable, saying: ‘Yes, crapped, also to crap out of a game of craps, gambling game, is to make a losing throw, absolutely fine.’

Rachel could be seen smirking as she looked at the board before getting on with the rest of the show.

The presenter looked sensational for the show, showing off her growing baby bump in  a blue midi dress with a zigzag striped print. 

Rachel and her husband Pasha Kovalev are preparing to welcome their second child into the world and already share their daughter Maven, who is 18 months old. 

Rude: The TV host, 35, was left red-faced when a guest spelled out ‘c****ed’ on the board

It comes after Pasha recently revealed he is trying to protect his wife from cruel online comments sent by internet trolls.

As the dancer and Rachel are expecting their second child, Pasha said he is ‘trying to protect her as much as I can by providing a safe environment at home’.

He added: ‘That’s all I can do and try to direct her attention to the good things.’

Speaking to OK!, the Strictly star added he steers away from cruel online comments aimed at Rachel, admitting: ‘I never look at comments online and Rachel is trying to get a point across about racial abuse or domestic violence and she gets back very ridiculous messages.

Show: The contestant seemed unsure about his word choice and asked the team: ‘Can you have c****ed?’

Acceptable: Susie Dent explained the word was acceptable, saying: ‘Yes, crapped, also to crap out of a game of craps, gambling game, is to make a losing throw, absolutely fine’

‘People completely miss the point and speak about something irrelevant.’

His comments came a month after he revealed he worries how trolls’ hurtful messages could affect their unborn baby.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: ‘I definitely can see how it stresses her. The smallest stress affects how the baby’s development is going.’

The performer added that he hates seeing hate flourish online where there is less accountability.

He explained: ‘If you come up to someone on the street and tell them something like that, you’re probably going to get some sort of repercussion.

Couple: It comes after Rachel’s husband Pasha Kovalev recently revealed he is trying to protect his wife from cruel online comments sent by internet trolls 

‘Online there’s a limited amount of repercussion, and it opens a floodgate. It should be stopped.’

Rachel previously revealed the stress of receiving hateful messages online stopped her first daughter, Maven, from kicking when she was pregnant with her

The Countdown star had been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn and the anti-antisemitism row in the Labour Party and received horrific messages online as a result.

Continuing the trend: In 2019 Rachel announced her first pregnancy with a Countdown conundrum, posting a jumbled teaser that spelt the word ‘maternity’

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