Saturday, November 22, 2008

Countdown: New Presenters Revealed

Countdown will continue with two new presenters next year, Channel 4 revealed yesterday. The longest running programme on the TV network has vowed to keep the show going with added zest. as Jeff Stelling from Sky Sports takes over the presenting role from Des O'Connor.

He will be joined by Rachel Riley, an Oxford graduate who replaces Carol Vorderman after she was ousted from the show after 26 years. Riley was chosen from more than 1,000 applicants by auditions in which they conducted an interview and solved problems. The final choice was from a shortlist of six who took a screen test solving numerical conundrums.

Jeff Stelling will continue to present Sky's Gillette Soccer Saturday and live Carling Cup and Champions League football as well as presenting Countdown. It is believed his pay on Countdown is substantially less than previous presenters, so keeping his other jobs may turn out to be a wise choice.

How long will Countdown survive without Carol Vorderman? It is only a matter of time before the long running show is finally axed from Channel 4.

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