Pointless: Alexander Armstrong speechless after Doctor Who star’s ‘brave’ answer

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman returned this evening with a host of celebrities for a 1980s edition of Pointless.

Today’s teams included Doctor Who stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, and former javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread and figure skater Robin Cousins.

TV presenters Mark Curry and Peter Duncan, and actress Sonia and singer Jaki Graham also joined the show. 

During the first round. Doctor Who star Colin stunned the Pointless hosts with his answer.

The celebrities were tasked with finding “Words ending in ‘…eck’”.

“If you can score 90 or less, you’re through to the next round.”

“Should I be very brave? I think it’s one word, quarterdeck,” answered Colin as the studio fell quiet.

Interrupting the stillness, Alexander remarked: “Listen to that, oh savour that. Noise like bees buzzing in lavender.”

“That’s the noise of a good answer, good or a very bad answer but I think of this occasion that’s a good answer.”

“Let’s see, quarterdeck, is that right? How many of our 100 people said quarterdeck?” added Alexander.

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After securing a pointless answer, Richard said: “Beautiful work Colin, very well done.

“That’s what happens when you get Doctor Who on the show.

Explaining the word’s meaning, he continued: “It’s a part of the ship where the officers are stationed.”

“Do you have an answer?” Richard asked Alexander.

“I have, train wreck…,” replied Alexander.

“No, that’s an incorrect answer,” Richard said to which Alexander exclaimed: “Oh lord!”

Colin and Nicola made it through to the head-to-head round but were beaten by Fatima and Robin.

The two sport stars had to come up with a pointless answer from their chosen category of “‘Rebels’ in Popular Culture”.

Fatima and Robin decided to opt for the subcategory of Rebel Wilson films for their chance of winning the jackpot prize for their respective charities.

Luckily on their final attempt they scored a pointless answer with the film Pitch Perfect 2.

Pointless airs weekdays at 5.15pm on BBC One.

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