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Watch: The Story Of The Mayo 'Curse' Leaves Countdown Presenter Fascinated

Watch: The Story Of The Mayo 'Curse' Leaves Countdown Presenter Fascinated
By Gavan Casey

The Irish takeover of UK game shows is nearing its completion.

Just six weeks after Paul O'Connell went (bleugghh) 'viral' for his extraordinary answer on BBC's A Question Of Sport, the blight of Mayo GAA has popped up in altogether more unexpected circumstances.

The ever-popular series involving words and puzzles featured sports and music broadcaster Colin Murray this week, who joined ever-present Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, where he chimed in with interesting tidbits regarding the various topics which popped up in the show. One of these involved sporting superstitions, and Murray opted to explain, at great length, what he described as the "morbid" and "unpalatable" curse allegedly bestowed upon Mayo in 1951.

Of course the whole thing needs no further introduction to you or us, but Countdown presenter Nick Hewer was left positively fascinated by the whole affair. You can watch the clip below, courtesy of the Facebook of Paul McCardle.

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