Famously he generated an out-take that was shown on A Tribute to Countdown: 3000 and Counting, exclaiming “well, bugger me” when Whiteley said he had the chance of points in Round 4.
On 29 September 2009, he got a rather sad poem read out on the show, explaining how he had broken his Countdown goody bag mug.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|2125||29/10/1997||P||Brett Smitheram||44 – 45||Alan Cameron||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Angela Rippon||Anna Eaton||77|
|2126||30/10/1997||P||Alan Cameron||45 – 51||Chris Fossey||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Angela Rippon||Anna Eaton||71|