Trying his luck during the letters round, the former Apprentice star asked if the word “toluene” would have won him seven points.
Toluene is a colourless, water-insoluble liquid with a smell that is often associated with paint thinners.
Despite demonstrating his vacuous vocabulary, Nick was soon shut down by Susie Dent, who told him he would need an extra E.
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CHANNEL 4Rachel couldn't contain her giggles when Nick gave the wrong answer
“Good word though,” she reassured him, though the 73-year-old joked that it wasn’t good enough, given that he had misspelt it.
But his muck-up certainly seemed to put a smile on Rachel’s face.