Pointless Celebrities: ‘What on earth?’ Viewers distracted by big on-screen blunder

Tonight’s instalment of Pointless was a celebrity edition which featured stars from the 1970s as guests.

However, in the second round, there was a huge gaffe made in one of the questions.

The players were tasked with finding BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year winners as Alexander Armstrong hosted the BBC programme along with Richard Osman.

One of the clues on the second board read: “DC – Rubgy Union, New Zealand, 2015.”

Many of those were quick to point out there had been quite a big mistake made in the spelling of “rugby”.

Subsequently, eagle-eyed fans took to Twitter to comment.

One wrote: “I thought I knew an answer but I don’t know what RUBGY union is…. Don’t they spell check the board? #pointlesscelebrities.”

“Epic spell checking as pointed out by my 8yr daughter @richardosman #pointless #pointlesscelebrities,” another said.

A third opined: “Sloppy work, setting up that second board in round 2. What on earth is “RUBGY UNION”? @richardosman #pointlesscelebrities.”

“@richardosman @XanderArmstrong – ok it’s not hard, it’s RUGBY #pointless,” a fourth shared.

While a sixth exclaimed: “@richardosman Interesting spelling of rugby on this evening’s Pointless!”

However, the error was not pointed out on the programme.

The last remaining couple were actors Liza Goddard and Robin Askwith who got through to the final round.

Despite putting forward some very low answers to the category concerning actors in 80s dramas, none of them were pointless.

The pair didn’t win the prize pot but the show did donate £500 to each of their chosen charities.

Many viewers were taken aback at 69-year-old Liza’s youthful appearance and expressed their disbelief on social media.

“B****y hell Liza Goddard looking fantastic on pointless, nearly 70 apparently,” one wrote.

“OK Ya !! Liza Goddard, still got it. #PointlessCelebrities,” another exclaimed.

“#lizagoddard looks as lovely and is as bubbly as ever on #pointlesscelebrities,” a third added.

Pointless airs weekdays at 5.15pm on BBC One.

source: express.co.uk