Countdown star was ‘hairing to go’ ... after facing his own conundrum!

Duncan Conway - picture by Emma Mitchell
Duncan Conway - picture by Emma Mitchell

A QUIZ fan had a hair-raising experience when he appeared on popular TV programme ‘Countdown’.

Duncan Conway faced a ‘Countdown Conundrum’ of his own when filming was interrupted because he was showing too much chest hair!

However, a quick costume adjustment later and Duncan was soon blazing a trail on the hit Channel 4 show.

The Lenzie man refused to be drawn on whether he secured one of the fabled ‘Countdown’ tea-pots – the sign of a champion – but did tell the Herald about filming the show earlier this month.

The episode will be broadcast on Monday, December 3, at 2.40pm.

Duncan (24) said: “Filming went well and was rather exciting.

“Having been instructed to either wear a shirt or v-neck I opted for the latter, which was funny because on set there was a complaint that I was showing too much flesh and that my chest hair might offend some people.

“I had to have my t-shirt taped so it held up higher.”

He added: “I was nervous leading up to filming, but when you sit in the hot seat you almost forget where you are and you get right into it.

“The filming was great fun and meeting the ‘Countdown’ team was brilliant.”

Duncan is a big fan of the show and regularly plays along - almost always scoring higher than the challenger or both contestants.

He prepared for the competition by playing an old ‘Countdown’ DVD game which he exhausted over a period of three days.

Duncan said: “I attended Lenzie Academy and back then I was certainly better at maths than I was at English, but having gone on to do an English-based degree, I think now they are both as strong as each other.”

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