A special one-off programme will explore our favourite words of 2017, with Countdown regular Susie Dent celebrating the Word of the Year.

Susie can regularly be seen in ‘Dictionary Corner’ on Channel 4’s long-running words and numbers game

Since 2004, the dictionary maker has compiled an annual shortlist of the most noteworthy and culturally significant words and expressions reflective of each year, with one word given the prestigious title of Word of the Year.

A ‘fascinating and funny documentary’ will feature a series of lively conversations between some well-known word lovers – including Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe, Nish Kumar and Aisling Bea – dissecting the meanings and origins of this year’s most interesting expressions, with narration by Jane Horrocks.

And at the end of it all, Susie will reveal which has been awarded the momentous title of Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries’ lexicographers.

This year’s most interesting words cover topics ranging from food, fashion, social media and dating to happiness, identity, race, politics and America. Winners in previous years include post-truth (2016), vape (2014) and selfie (2013).

Word of the Year 2017 is produced by DSP, part of the Endemol Shine Group. The show will air on Saturday 16 December at 9pm.

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