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PostAnd Countdown's new presenter is...
by Cosmo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:11 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15757855

Apprentice star Nick Hewer to host Countdown

Nick Hewer, Lord Sugar's advisor on BBC One show The Apprentice, has signed up to present the next series of Countdown, it has been announced.

The 67-year-old will replace outgoing host Jeff Stelling and join maths whiz Rachel Riley and words boffin Susie Dent on the show.

Hewer said he was "flattered to have been asked to present such an iconic programme".

He will be seen by viewers on Channel 4 from 9 January.

Stelling announced in May this year he was leaving the quiz show after less than three years in the hotseat to concentrate on his presenting role at Sky Sports.

Hewer has risen to fame since appearing as Lord Sugar's aide on The Apprentice for the past 6 years.

'Unique style'

The former PR consultant said he would "work hard to justify sitting in the same seat as such great talents as Jeff Stelling, Des O'Connor and, of course, the great Richard Whiteley".

"It's particularly fitting that I should be doing this now as my spelling has started to slip quite badly. I used to be able spell chrysanthemum," he added.

Channel 4 chief creative officer, Jay Hunt, said: "Nick will be a fantastically charismatic host for Countdown. He is sharp and funny and has a real twinkle in his eye."

Countdown executive producer, Peter Gwyn, added: "I can't wait to see him bring his unique style and humour to this iconic format.

"With Nick at the helm and our 30th birthday next year, we've got some very exciting times ahead for Countdown viewers."

Countdown was the first programme broadcast on Channel 4 when it launched in 1982.

Originally fronted by the late Richard Whiteley, Des Lynam took over as host in 2005 followed by Des O'Connor a year later and then Stelling in 2009.


I feel like this thread would be better suited to KKLEIN. Countdown should've ended when Whiteley died.

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PostRe: And Countdown's new presenter is...
by rinks » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:13 pm

I like Nick, but can't see that his narrow-eyed, sly humour will transfer to Countdown. Which I don't even watch.

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PostRe: And Countdown's new presenter is...
by Qikzen » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:14 pm

Nick \o/

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by Shadow » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:18 pm

The real star of the Apprentice (well, since Margaret left) is finally getting the recognition he deserves. :wub:

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by Poser » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:19 pm

I don't watch Countdown, but I frequently check Youtube for Rachel Riley. She's currently in my top ten.

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by Beans » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:20 pm

Jeff :wub:

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by Spindash » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:20 pm

The Merse would be perfect for the role.

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PostRe: And Countdown's new presenter is...
by Tomous » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:22 pm

What an amazingly good choice.


Not that I watch it, but he'd be perfect for it.


Nick :wub:

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by Beans » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:24 pm

Spindash wrote:The Merse would be perfect for the role.

:lol:

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by Saigon Slick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:24 pm

Spindash wrote:The Merse would be perfect for the role.


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PostRe: And Countdown's new presenter is...
by Chocolate Milk » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Alan Sugar would've been better,oh wait a minuet Gordon Ramsey would be even better,he'd be like F this,F that.
It would make Countdown a much more better experience,than watching a woman's ass all day,

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by Saigon Slick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:10 pm

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by Lastpostamorph » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:06 pm

They should just make a CGI Whiteley to present it

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PostRe: And Countdown's new presenter is...
by Space Pope » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:17 pm

I like Nick, in The Apprentice. Not sure if he's suited to Countdown or not. He better not be leaving The Apprentice.

Shame Jeff quit. He was the best Countdown presenter since Richard.

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by Mockmaster » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:23 pm

He has that Countdown vibe. I think he'll be a decent choice.

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by Scotticus Erroticus » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:21 pm

Lagamorph wrote:They should just make a CGI Whiteley to present it


:lol: awesome.

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by still » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:44 pm

poser wrote:I don't watch Countdown, but I frequently check Youtube for Rachel Riley. She's currently in my top ten.

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She's in my top one - god she is so utterly, obscenely gorgeous.

(PS I quite like her.)

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by tomvek » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:37 am

Why is Jeff leaving?

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PostRe: And Countdown's new presenter is...
by ~Earl Grey~ » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:44 am

I give up, why is Jeff leaving?

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