APPLAUSE Hello, everybody.
I’m Richard Osman. Welcome to a brand-new week
on the House Of Games. I have four celebrity contestants.
At the end of the week, one of our four contestants will win
this extraordinary trophy. Shall we meet our four players this
week? They are Charlene White, Gregg Wallace, Holly Walsh and Chris Hollins. Charlene. Yes.
Welcome along. Thanks. You read the news.
I do. Does that make you clever? I should really say yes
but time will tell. We’ll see where we get
at the end of the week. I will ask you again every day.
We’ll see. Gregg Wallace, lovely to have you
here. Are you a competitive man? I am competitive. Yeah, I have to
admit. Ashamed to admit I am. I love that. Normally when I ask
that question, people are like, “No. Me? No, not really.”
And you can see it in their eyes. Holly. Lovely to have you here.
Thanks. At the end of the week, one of you four is going to
walk away with this trophy. But at the end of every day
you can also win a daily prize. Shall we take a look at
today’s daily prizes, see if there’s anything you fancy? We’ve got the very popular
House Of Games fondue set, toothbrush, sunglasses there, the golf umbrella. Brand-new
for this series – House Of Games roller boots. Anything
take your fancy there, Holly? I mean, everything.
Obviously the fondue. This is a very ’70s vibe
to this selection. Thank you. On the end, seat four,
Mr Chris Hollins. Welcome along. Thank you. The four of you are going
to be quizzing against each other all week. Who do you think is going
to be your biggest competitor? Holly. Holly.
Holly, Holly and Holly. Goodness me. But, you know, I have
a history of crashing and burning, so I think this is going to be
a turnaround. I’m unable to sustain things,
any talent… Excellent. Fingers crossed, eh, Chris? I’m hoping to bring everyone down to
my level and make it a mad scramble. It is going to be a long week
if you do that. Exactly. It’s Monday, it’s House Of Games –
shall we get started? Yes. Every time I press this buzzer
a new game comes up. Today, the first game is… Nice and simple. I will ask you
two questions at a time. The answers rhyme with each other. OK? Fingers on buzzers.
Here’s our first question. BUZZER That is Chris. Fiona Bruce and Footloose. Is that right
for the first point of the week? It is.
Thank you and goodnight. LAUGHTER Ladies and gentlemen, your winner,
Mr Chris Hollins. Here’s your next question. BUZZER
Holly. Well, it’s triple jump
and then it’s… Is it…erm… ..Do The Hump? Or something Hump? I’m going to give you that. Mama Do The Hump. I’ll give you that.
CHARLENE: Well done. That’s what we call,
“I’ll give you that on Monday, “I wouldn’t give you it
on Wednesday.” Yeah. Who is this? And.. BUZZER Chris.
Les Dennis, Merchant Of Venice. Brilliant.
There you go. CHARLENE: Well done. That had more to do with Les Dennis
than my Shakespeare. Oh, yeah, yeah. But that’s the nice
thing about this – you can reverse engineer them sometimes.
Here is your next one. BUZZER
Oh, I knew he’d be in on this one. Gregg Wallace.
Pinky and Perky, beef jerky. Is right. Welcome to the show,
Gregg. APPLAUSE This guy knows his food
and his cartoon pigs. Next question. Who is this? And what’s this song? # Well, I tried to tell you… # BUZZER Holly. Return Of The Mack
and Jack Black. Is correct. Well played. APPLAUSE Here’s your next question. Holly’s got that look –
“I know this.” I know the first one, not the second one. Hm. Shall we give up?
Let’s take a look at the answer. What’s the first one? Anna Karenina. Let’s have a little look. CHARLENE: Elbow grease? Never mind. Next question. BUZZER Gregg. Swiss Army knife,
This Is Your Life. Is right.
Everyone fancied a go at that one. They were all buzzing in,
Gregg was the quickest. Who is this? BUZZER Yes, Gregg.
Nick Knowles, Dead Sea Scrolls. Oh, he’s on a roll.
He’s absolutely right. Well played. APPLAUSE That is the last question
in that round. Let’s take a look at the scores. Charlene yet to get off the mark. Holly and Chris,
you both have 2 points. Our early leader –
Mr Gregg Wallace, 3 points. Well done. Thanks. Shall we play round two? Yeah.
Today, it’s going to be… This is a pairs game. The person in last place
gets to choose their partner. Charlene has very cleverly
put herself in that position. Definitely why I did it. Who would
you like to play with in this round? I’m going to go for Holly. I think you’re an idiot,
you should go… People normally go,
“Ooh, erm…who should I go with?” Holly! Or they’ll just say, “I’ll just play with Gregg cos he’s
next to me.” But, no, straight in. Holly and Gregg, if you’ll swap
places, please. Holly. I think I’ll have Gregg,
if that’s all right? We have Charlene and Holly,
we have Gregg and Chris. Tablets out, please. This is
a game played on the tablets. I’m going to ask you
a series of questions. You’re going to
write down an answer. It’s always a number but I’ll take
the average of each pairs’ answers. Whichever pairs’ answer is closer
to the real answer wins the point. Here is your first question I need
you to write down an answer to. Is that trains that run on time? No.
Otherwise we’d all know the answer. Are we allowed to talk
to each other? I’m afraid not, cos we have to take your average. Is everyone happy? Will we lock in? Yeah. Charlene, what number
have you plucked out of thin air? 9,500. 9,500
but in a very lovely circle. Yeah. So thank you.
Holly, have you gone up or down? 75,000. Slight disagreement.
Let’s take a look at your average. Holly and Charlene,
your average is… Often the average looks better than
anyone else’s answer. Gregg, what have you got? 12,000. 12,000, says Gregg. We’re not
going to be far off. Chris? 45,000. 45,000, says Chris. Let’s take a little look
at your average. So, 42,250 plays 28,500. What do you think at home?
What’s your average? You gone higher than that? You gone
lower? This is great. Scary, though. I want to know.
I want to know as well. Let’s take a look. How many trains
are there every day in Britain and who’s won the point? ALL: Oh! Well done. 22,500 trains a day.
You learn something new, don’t you? How lovely. I like how we were
congratulating each other and we were miles out. Exactly that. And you asked how many are on time –
it’s 17 are on time. That’s weekly.
That’s the weekly figure. Here we go,
here’s your next question. Oh. Oh. It’s had a comeback, vinyl.
Disappeared altogether and then had a comeback.
That’s an interesting one. Now, Gregg, what have you said?
I think it’s really, really low. I think it’s, like, 3,000.
3,000, says Gregg. Have you gone up from that, Chris?
It looks like you have. GREGG LAUGHS 80,000, says Chris. 80,000. Your average is… Oh, no. Holly, have you just had
a look at Charlene’s answer? I’ve just had a look at hers! Uh-oh. I tell you what, Charlene,
let’s have a look at yours first. Mine is 50,000.
Doesn’t sound unreasonable. Holly, what have you said? I think
it’s probably very popular. Is that three million? 300,000. Oh, 300,00.
That doesn’t sound crazy. Your average is… 41,500, say Gregg and Chris. 175,000, say Charlene and Holly. The album is Arctic Monkeys’
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. But how many copies did it sell
on vinyl? It sold… HOLLY: So sorry. I was really close with 50,000. Miles out… That’s the irony. ..and yet together
you’re almost perfect. The really unfair thing is you
really drag people down with you in this pair one. I was way out and you weren’t
too bad. No. Took you down. You gave the best answer of all,
Charlene, but sometimes you just choose
the wrong partner. Still got no points. And who’s
laughing at the Holly selection? I told you this would be the case. Let’s take a look at the last
question in this round. And it is… So, pair being… Two. ..two. LAUGHTER Oh, my God! Suddenly your choice
is looking bad. Numbers are not my, er…forte. Yeah.
I really wish you’d told me that. I tried. I did tell you that,
that’s what I said. By pair we mean two, yeah,
I can confirm. Are we going to see Charlene getting
it dead on…and then Gregg and Chris being miles away
but still wining the point? Following a pattern, right? Here we go. We will start with
Charlene and Holly. Holly, what have you gone for? 56K. 56K.
That’s cool talk for 56,000. You gone up or down from that?
I’ve gone down. 7,500. Oh! Listen, we’re going to assume it’s
probably the right answer, roughly. Yes.
Let’s take a look at your average. It is… Chris, what have you said? Now, I think I might have got this
slightly wrong. Uh-oh. Because I have quite
a lot of blackbirds near me and I might have got overexcited.
Oh, no. 600,000.
That’s a million blackbirds. And then I remembered it was pairs. I was laughing at your earlier
but there we are. There you go. Holly, you got inside his head.
That’s what you did. Gregg, what have you gone with? 100,000. 100,000, says Gregg,
but with authority as well. That’s the way to give an answer.
“100,000.” As if we don’t even need to check. 350,000 is your average. I mean, there’s a huge
gap between… There is a big gap. Let’s find out. How many breeding pairs
of blackbirds are there in the UK and who’s won the point? CHARLENE LAUGHS Oh! 5.1 million? APPLAUSE Wow. But that’s pairs as well.
That means there’s over ten million. But how far out were we all? Oh, like, a long way out.
That is 4.5 million out. Gregg, you’ve won
the point for being 4.5 million out. That is the end of that round. Gregg and Holly, if you’ll swap back
over, please. Tablets away. That is ridiculous. GREGG LAUGHS Oh, my gosh. Let’s take
a look at the scores, shall we? Solidifying 4th place there,
Charlene. Holly, you have 2 points.
Chris, you have 5. Gregg is our leader with 6 points.
Well done. APPLAUSE But plenty to play for.
Three rounds still to go. Easy to catch up. Round three today
on Monday’s House Of Games is… There will be
a series of clues up there but they’re all written in code.
The code is very, very simple. 1=A, 2=B, 3=C
and so on, down to 26=Z. OK? We’ll give you answers in that
category. Tell us what they are. Fingers on buzzers. Let’s take
a look at your first category. Here’s your first one. BUZZER Holly. Adele?
Is it Adele? Absolutely. 1=A, 4=D and so on. Adele. Here’s your next musician. BUZZER Bono? 2=B. 15 is O.
You’re absolutely right. Yes! APPLAUSE Well done, well done.
Welcome to the week. Thanks. Well done.
Thank you so much for having me. Here’s the news –
you’ve got yourself a point. Yes! Breaking news. Breaking news. Here is your next musician.
Who is this, please? BUZZER Charlene. Shakira? Is it Shakira? Certainly is. Well done. Wow. You’re good at this stuff. Someone knows how this round works.
I got how it works now. Well played. Here’s your next category. This would suit, say,
the host of MasterChef, I would say. You would have thought.
Cheese now. What are these cheeses? BUZZER Charlene. Mozzarella. It’s the right answer. It is
mozzarella. Couple of 26s there. 26 is Z. Well played. Mozzarella. I thought
you would have got that, Gregg. I just can’t add ’em up
quick enough. The thing is,
you work in fruit and veg. Surely that’s the one thing
you can do is quickly add. LAUGHTER I never had a stall. I never had
a stall, it was a big warehouse with loads of vans. Right.
This is what happens when you lead early on –
people turn. Yeah, yeah. See how they’re trying to needle you
now? Here’s your next cheese. BUZZER
Holly. Um, no. Edam, but it’s not.
It’s not, I’m afraid. Anyone else can buzz in. BUZZER
Chris. Feta. Is it feta? It is feta. Well played, Chris. Here’s your third cheese. BUZZER
Yes, Charlene. Camembert. Super-quick. Is it camembert? Pretty quick stuff. Well played.
Well played. APPLAUSE That’s our cheeses done.
Our next category is… Let’s take a look at your first
Charles Dickens character. Who is this? BUZZER
Charlene. It doesn’t make any sense.
Say what’s in your head. It comes up as K-I-K in my head.
It’s not, I’m afraid. BUZZER
Chris. Pip! That’s it, P-I-P.
Pip is the right answer. P-I-P. From Great Expectations. APPLAUSE I’ve started reading
Great Expectations. Wasn’t really all I was hoping for.
Yay! Badum-tish! And that’s a point off Gregg,
I’m hearing. Sorry. Here’s your next
Charles Dickens character. BUZZER
Charlene. Tiny Tim? Tiny Tim. Is that right?
It is Tiny Tim. Well done. APPLAUSE Turns out this is, like, the
greatest skill that you’ve ever had. Who knew?! How can you use this? Imagine during the war
if you were at Bletchley Park. I should have been a spy
in some capacity. Maybe you are. I think most professional coders
use this system as well, so I think you’ll be fine. That’s how they cracked it.
Alan Turing was at Bletchley Park. He said, “Hold on a minute,
what if A=1, B=2?” The newsreader thing is over,
I’m going into coding. Excellent. Here’s your third
Charles Dickens character. BUZZER
Yes, Chris. I was going for David Copperfield…
It is not, I’m afraid. BUZZER
Holly. Martin Chuzzlewit. Again, two Zs there. Martin
Chuzzlewit. Well played, Holly. APPLAUSE That is the end of that round. Good! LAUGHTER Not so happy now, are you? Good! Rubbish round. Honestly, you
split him up from Chris Hollins, he loses all his powers. Let’s take a look at our scores,
shall we? I don’t think you’re on zero
any more, Charlene. No. She was brilliant.
Look at this. Yay! It is super-close.
Holly, you have 4. Charlene, you have 5. Gregg, 6. Chris Hollins
is our new leader, with 7 points. APPLAUSE It’s anyone’s game
and there’s two more rounds to go and round four today
is going to be… I’m going to show you the four
answers in this round. And the answers in this round are… OK? We have our answers. All we have to do
is work out the questions. Chris, I want you to
choose an answer for Charlene. Only because I love saying it. I would like you to answer
the question for Merkin Muffley. Merkin Muffley is your answer
in this round. Right. But what’s the question? I’m going
to show you three possibilities. LAUGHTER One of those
is the correct question. Well, I’ve never heard of it before. Um, doesn’t sound like
a Dr Strangelove thing. Who’d name a car company
Merkin Muffley? I would say Dave Merkin
and Alan Muffley, probably. Erm…I’ll go for Suffolk hamlet. Merkin Muffley is the answer
but what is the question? It is not the Suffolk hamlet. No points for passing this over.
What would we go for here? I’m going to go for the car. You think the car.
Sounds like McLaren. What was the question? Oh, the name of the president,
there you go, in Dr Strangelove. Well done if you got that at home. Holly, could you choose
an answer for Gregg, please? A Lady. Gregg, your answer is A Lady
but what is your question? That’s interesting, isn’t it?
Erm… I’m going to go for
Sense And Sensibility. You’re going Sense And Sensibility.
Yeah. You’ve gone and done it, Gregg.
Well done. A Lady. Holly, your turn now. Gregg, would
you choose an answer for Holly? It’s gotta be the chocolate that
had melted in his trouser pocket! Looking forward to seeing
what the question is here. Holly, your answer is – some chocolate that had
melted in his trouser pocket. But what is your question? Is it… I’m going to go with the middle one,
microwave. Is the question number two
about inventor Percy Spencer? It is. Well played. Very nicely done. Chris, it is your turn now. Charlene, you have the onerous
task of choosing an answer. Maybe 16 weeks. 16 weeks. Chris, 16 weeks is your answer
but what is the question? Is it… Four months.
Imagine if that was the question. “What is four months?
Roughly, what is four months?” “16 groups of 7 days
is commonly referred to as…?” Four months. Er…gestation
period of a domestic dog. Feels like we should know that.
Yeah, we should do, yeah. Mark Beaumont to circumnavigate
the world on a bike in four months. Or number one. Is that Wet Wet Wet? Four months? I am going to go for…the song. Is that the right answer? You are right. Well done. Wow. And that song was, of course…?
Wet Wet Wet. Wet Wet Wet. You’re all wrong. It’s Bryan Adams.
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You. Was it, really? Right. That was the last question in that
round. We have one round to go. Just one round left on Monday’s
House Of Games. Tight, innit? I think it is tight. Shall we
take a look at how tight it is? Here is our leaderboard
going into our final round. That is close. Holly and Charlene,
you have 5 points. Gregg, you have 7. Chris has the lead, going into
the last round, with 8 points. APPLAUSE I’ll blow it. Here we go, then. One round to go.
Four good quizzers here. Very evenly matched. The last is always the same
and it’s always… We’ll show you a picture,
there’ll be a clue underneath. Smash the answers together, please. A point if you buzz in
and give me a correct answer. This is the only round where if you
buzz in and give an incorrect answer you lose a point.
Your first category in this round… Best of luck, everybody.
Fingers on buzzers. Best of luck at home as well. Who’s going to win
Monday’s House Of Games? I’ll tell you the answer. It was… Lisa Stansfield and Fields Of Gold. Let’s take a look at
your next pop star. BUZZER Yes, Charlene. Pixie Lotter. Pixie Lott and otter. Pixie Lotter.
Well played, Charlene. APPLAUSE I was going down the
Pixie Lott-billed Platypus. LAUGHTER That’s exactly what I was…
Yeah, yeah. Thinking, “That really doesn’t
work.” Yeah. Pixie Lotter.
Well done if you said that at home. Here’s your next pop star. BUZZER
Yes, Charlene. That would be Ellie Gould…
Finger. No! No, this has gone from my head. Sorry, if you buzz in you have to
tell me. I’ve just lost my point. BUZZER
Yes, Holly. Ellie Goulding Dong!
Merrily On High? That’s what I was going to say.
Is that right? Ellie Goulding Dong! Merrily On High
is the correct answer. Well done.
APPLAUSE Here is your next category. I’m going with the tactic of
not touching anything and hoping everyone comes down.
That’s a good idea. Yeah. Here we go.
DIY tools will be the pictures. There’ll be clues underneath.
Smash them together. BUZZER
Charlene. Screwdriver Vehicle Licence
Authority. The answer we were
looking for was… I think we can give Authority. I think that’s fair. Yeah.
You have the authority. I have the authority
to give Authority. APPLAUSE Here is your next tool
and your next clue. BUZZER
Holly. Tape Measure For Measure.
Is that right? CHARLENE: Oh, very good.
Well done. Tape Measure For Measure,
says Holly. She’s right. Getting close now. Here is
your third tool and your third clue. BUZZER That is Holly. Spirit Level 42. Spirit Level 42 is the right answer. What a round from Holly Walsh. Here is your next category.
It is… Buzz in when you know the answer. BUZZER Holly. William Wallace and Gromit.
Is it William Wallace and Gromit? William Wallace
and Wallace and Gromit. TIME UP KLAXON That is the end of today’s show.
No way! Interesting, Chris and Gregg, that that round did not go great
for either of you. As soon as you said
you lose a point, I was like, “I’m not touching that buzzer.”
That really worked out for you. Well, I was all right
until the last couple. Well, let’s see, shall we?
Who has won Monday’s House Of Games? Let’s take a little look. Holly Walsh by 1 point!
Well played, Holly. Wow. 9 points for Holly. Chris has 8, Gregg has 7,
Charlene on 6 points. 3 points between the lot of you.
That is very, very impressive stuff. Holly, you are our first champion.
Wow. You get the choice of prizes. What would you like to take home
with you today? Fondue, all the way. I wanted that.
Yeah, well, of course you did. I want the fondue.
That’s the way to do it. Holly takes home a House Of Games
fondue set. Congratulations. APPLAUSE Let’s take our first look at
the weekly leaderboard, see the points you are
taking through to tomorrow. It’s going to be
a very, very close week. Charlene, you take through 1. Gregg, 2. Chris, 3. Holly, 4. But everything could change
over the next four days. It’s been a terrific first day. I’m
going to enjoy this week, I think. I’ll see you here same time,
same place tomorrow. I will see you here same time,
same place tomorrow as well on the House Of Games. APPLAUSE Yay. Yes. You didn’t tell me it was
a portable one. So heavy.