Issue 1444
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Ben Shephard: Gareth Bales plays football for which country of the United Kingdom?
Contestant: Newcastle.

Shephard: ICBM stands for Intercontinental Ballistic what?
Contestant: Management.

Shephard: What stinging insect is an anagram of “swap”?
Contestant: Bee.

Shephard: In 1945, was the curtain that Winston Churchill said had descended on Europe (a) iron, (b) velvet or (c) invisible?
Contestant: I don’t think he would have said iron. I think it must be velvet, Ben.
Shephard: Sorry, it was iron.
Contestant: Never heard of that, Ben.

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