1 Million YouTube Views and Counting: UK Host Can’t Contain His Laughter

Bradley Walsh (right) on 'The Chase'

Few things are funnier than watching someone try NOT to laugh, as evidenced by Law & Order: UK star Bradley Walsh‘s almost convulsive attempt to keep his composure on The Chase, the British game show he hosts. The reason behind this near-seizure? A contestant on the show is asked the question, “In what sport does Fanny Chmelar (pronounced SCHMEL-ler) compete for Germany?” (And if you’re a dedicated reader of this blog, you know the word “fanny” has a very different meaning in the UK, ripe for all kinds of badness.)

You kind of wish he would just give in and let out a huge guffaw. He looks like he is in pain here:

The correct answer is skiing, just so you know.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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