Monday, October 30, 2006

Game Show Host Can’t Understand Contestants

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lots of game show hosts have their catch phrases but Eamonn Holmes admits he may need a translator.

Holmes, a popular British TV personality, has moved stateside to host the new Fox game show, The Rich List, which debuts Wednesday (Nov. 1).

Although he prepared for the new show by coming up with the catch phrase, “Do you want to get rich?” he wasn’t prepared for his inability to understand the sounds that come from American mouths.

He figured being from Northern Ireland, he’d have to repeat himself but was pleased that no one said, ‘Sorry, what did you say?”

However, he admits some of the regional American dialects were hard for him to understand and hopes he’ll learn to pick up the native tongue twisters if the show is a hit.

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