Only Connect fans’ ultimate question revealed with a saucy twist ahead of new series


Popular TV quiz show Only Connect has revealed the ultimate fan question ahead of returning to the air.

The BBC have released a 44 second clip showing team – Beaks crack the puzzle – seemingly totally baffled when tasked with finding what links ‘Phone driver’, ‘Ed Towers’ and ‘Loin’.

The tournament-style show saw a team ofRob Cromarty, Dan Sproat-Clements and Aidan Sproat-Clements – compete by finding connections using patience and lateral thinking between seemingly unrelated clues.

Contestant Rob was the first to hit the buzzer, telling host Victoria Coren Mitchell: “They are anagrams of your Only Connect hieroglyphs.”

And he was right! But how?

“They are anagrams of hieroglyphs, very well done,” nodded Victoria, adding: “I am going to give you the last clue.”

Show host Victoria Coren Mitchell
Show host Victoria Coren Mitchell
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She revealed it was ‘ET war’ and then asked: “What are the anagrams for?”

“Horn viper, two reeds, lion and water,” the trio answered.

Victoria said: “Shall I tell you some others? Horned viper – no perv hired. If only, if only, is what I would say to that. It could have also been hide porn rev, and hen provider.”

Only Connect fans' ultimate question revealed with a saucy twist as new series start date announced.
Only Connect fans’ ultimate question was somehow solved by this lot
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“All examples of hieroglyphs used in Only Connect, very well spotted,” she added.

The 17th series of the show – featuring 28 episodes – returns to BBC Two on July 12 at 8pm. In the first show, three NHS medics will take on a team of librarians in a battle of patience and lateral thinking billed as Scrubs vs Librarians.

Only Connect episodes are also available to stream via the BBC iPlayer app and website.

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