Demise of Countdown Presenter
A month or so ago Richard Whitely, presenter of Countdown, died. Not such a loss. However, what really is a loss is that Countdown hasn’t been on since.
So here’s a news update: good news:
Countdown will be back in the Autumn with a new presenter who hasn’t been chosen yet but won’t be Richard Whiteley hooray. They think they might try out a few presenters a bit like Have I Got News for You but the key thing is it will NOT be Richard Whiteley.
Some key Countdown Facts:
On two occasions a contestant has scored 0 (zero points)
John Brooks – 0 points in August 1987
Sylvia Pitman – 0 points in September 1998.
These are the letters they have in the piles:
The best dictionary corner person is Susie Dent who has appeared 1199 times.