IAmA former Octochamp on British TV quiz show Countdown. And for you IT Crowd fans- yes, there is an 8+ Club (of sorts). AMA.
For those that don't know, Countdown is one of Britain's longest running quiz shows, featuring word and number puzzles- to save a rather long-winded explanation of what is a simple format, you can find out more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countdown_%28game_show%29.
An Octochamp refers to somebody who has won eight shows in a row consecutively, after which you are forced to retire (you come back at a later stage for the quarter-finals, to which the eight highest scorers of the series are invited). Ask me anything you like about the presenters, my experience of being on TV, THAT episode of the IT Crowd or even just how to improve at things like this or Scrabble (although I in no way profess to be an expert at this!).
EDIT (00:30 GMT): Have to go to sleep as I've got work in the morning, but this has been awesome- never expected it to be this popular, and certainly never expected to make the front page! Thanks to everyone for your questions, hope I managed to answer everyone's and that my responses were semi-interesting/vaguely humorous. Feel free to keep posting if you want to know anything else and I'll try and reply whenever I'm free tomorrow. Cheers Reddit!
Oh, and for anyone wanting to put a face to the username (if not my real name) or still doubting me- here's a pic of me on the show: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/10619_137827978446_2020610_n.jpg
PROOF (21:15 GMT): Pictures of the teapot next to the Reddit thread on my laptop, and also of the teapot in all its glory!