A Wellingborough policeman will be facing a new type of conundrum this week as he appears in an edition of Channel 4 show Countdown.
PC Peter Littleton will be playing the famous game of letters and numbers alongside presenters Nick Hewer – who lives in Northamptonshire – and Rachel Riley on Wednesday (April 9).
PC Littleton, who works in the Wellingborough Rural Safer Community Team, is aiming to raise £1,000 for the C2C Charitable Trust.
The trust is a Christian charity which provides practical and pastoral support to offenders, helping them turn away from crime.
Staff and volunteers work together in a variety of projects which involve giving talks in schools, to acting as an appropriate adult and providing a listening ear in police stations. All with the aim of reducing offending and turning around people’s lives for the better.
More than £700 has so far been raised by Peter on his mydonate page and he is hoping to reach £1,000.
The officer travelled to Manchester to film the programme in February and is hoping his appearance on the show will raise money for the Northamptonshire charity.
PC Littleton said: “It was an amazing experience.
“It was the first time in my life I have had to go to a make-up room, but it was all part of the experience.
“They want you looking your best on screen.
“I sat in my make-up chair and the person next to me was Rachel Riley, she was chatting away while they were sorting me out.
“I got to meet Nick Hewer and had a chat with him after the show.
“They are all just really nice, down-to-earth people.
“I had a great time.”
PC Littleton is keeping tight-lipped about whether he won or not, but speaking about his time on the show, he said: “I was pleased with my performance , I didn’t embarsass myself.
“The one thing you don’t want to do is end up with an all-time low score or getting beaten on every round.
“I was pleased with some of the words I got, all in all it was a marvellous experience.”
PC Littleton is on duty on Wednesday when the show is aired, but he is hoping to be able to watch the programme in the canteen at Wellingborough Police Station with some of his colleagues.
To find out how PC Littleton gets on, tune in for the show being broadcast at 2.40pm on Wednesday.
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