TV presenter Richard Osman took to Twitter yesterday to set the record straight on the COVID protocols that his programme House of Games is following. The quiz show host shared a glimpse of the. The KFC account on Twitter does something rather marvellous with the handful of people it follows and while many of you might already be familiar with it, it’s a gag with no best before date. The great Richard Osman sent it viral all over again after watching Channel 4.
|Founded||2012; 9 years ago|
|Number of teams||32 (2012)|
|Current champions||Monster Munch Pickled Onion|
|Most successful team(s)||Frazzles;|
Monster Munch Pickled Onion
(1 title each)
|Website||@RichardOsman on Twitter|
|2016 World Cup of Crisps|
The World Cup of Crisps is an unofficial national competition that takes place every four years on the social media network Twitter to determine the United Kingdom's favourite brand and flavour of crisps. The competition was created, organised and hosted by TV host Richard Osman, and the inaugural competition took place in February and March 2012.
The World Cup of Crisps was originally conceived on social media by Osman in January 2012. The inaugural edition had 32 types of crisp, with eight group winners qualifying for the quarter-finals, and the competition progressing further using a knockout system. Votes were cast on Twitter using the hashtag '#wcocr'. The second edition was expanded to include 48 types of crisp and three group stages before semi-finals and a final, and votes were cast using Twitter's new poll feature.
2012 World Cup of Crisps
Due to the lack of Twitter polls, no official numbers of votes were revealed in the first edition of the World Cup of Crisps.
Entries in bold denote crisps that qualified for the knockout stages.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Walkers Roast Chicken||Golden Wonder Salt & Vinegar||Walkers Ready Salted||Brannigans Beef & Mustard|
|DiscosSalt & Vinegar||Doritos Cool Original||Nik Naks Spicy||French Fries Worcester Sauce|
|Scampi Fries||Monster Munch Pickled Onion||Chipsticks Salt & Vinegar||Skips|
|Seabrooks Sea Salt||Space Raiders Beef||McCoy's Steak||Frisps Salt & Vinegar|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Walkers Smoky Bacon||Tayto Cheese & Onion||Walkers Salt & Vinegar||Walkers Prawn Cocktail|
|Hula Hoops Salt & Vinegar||Wheat Crunchies Spicy Tomato||Quavers||Hula Hoops Ready Salted|
|Wotsits||Frazzles||Tomato Snaps||Monster Munch Beef|
|Doritos Chilli Heatwave||McCoys Salt & Vinegar||Pringles BBQ||Pringles Salt & Vinegar|
|Discos Salt & Vinegar||L|
|Monster Munch Beef||L|
|Monster Munch Pickled Onion||L|
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2016 World Cup of Crisps
The second edition began on Saturday 26 March and is set to conclude on Monday 28 March. The new Twitter poll feature automatically tallied the results, and during the semi-finals over one million votes had been cast.
First Group Stage
The 48 crisps were drawn into twelve groups of four, with the top two from each group progressing to the second group stage. Bold indicates crisps that qualified.
Due to the tie between Walkers Smoky Bacon and Taytos Cheese & Onion, a 10-minute tiebreak poll was conducted, with Walkers defeating Taytos by 51% to 49%.
Second Group Stage
The 24 remaining crisps were then re-drawn into six groups of four, with the top two qualifying for a third group stage. Bold indicates crisps that qualified.
The 12 remaining crisps were then drawn into four groups of three, with just the group winners progressing to the semi-finals. Bold indicates crisps that proceeded.
This result saw defending champions Frazzles eliminated.
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|Monster Munch Pickled Onion||52%|
|Monster Munch Pickled Onion||53%|
|Walkers Cheese & Onion||47%||Third-Place Play-Off|
|Walkers Cheese & Onion||49%|
During and after the second edition of the event, several voters became disillusioned with the choice of crisps on offer. A debate began to emerge on the definition of crisp, with three of the four semi-finalists, Wotsits, Monster Munch and Quavers, as well as the 2012 winners Frazzles, being criticised for not actually conforming to the definition of crisp. These opinions were shut down by Osman, who urged critics to 'organise [their] own World Cup.'
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