Carol Vorderman Tipped To Be New Countdown Host

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Carol Vorderman Tipped To Be New Countdown Host
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CAROL VORDERMAN Tipped To Be New Countdown Host after Nick Hewer Resigns

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Countdown host, 76-year-old Nick Hewer, resigned on Monday, December 7, and bookmakers are already giving odds on who will replace him as host of one of TV’s most popular daytime quizzes, with the favourite being former numbers girl, and co-host for 29 years, from 1982 to 2008, Carol Vorderman.

A new series of Countdown is due back on Channel 4 in January, and Coral’s spokesman, Harry Aitkenhead, says they are giving odds of 3/1 on Carol getting the job, with other names in the frame being, Claire Balding 4/1, Sandi Toksvig 6/1, Ben Shepherd and Davina McCall, both 8/1, with Alexander Armstrong at 16/1, and Richard Osman 25/1.


Nick Hewer returned to the show today, after being in isolation, which is when he made an emotional tweet that he would not be returning for the new series in January, “Delighted to be back in the Countdown studio after another enforced lockdown, BUT this latest lockdown has given me an opportunity to consider my future life. I’ve decided it’s a good time to step down at the end of my contract in the New Year. As someone in his 77th year, who will be in his 10th year hosting the great British institution that is Countdown, I think it’s time to smell the flowers and get a dog”.

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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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