The Countdown boss is said to be desperate to convince Carol Vorderman to return to the Channel 4 show after Anne Robinson stepped down as presenter
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Countdown bosses are said to be ‘desperate’ for Carol Vorderman to return following news Anne Robinson has dropped out of the show.
Anne, 77, confirmed earlier this week that she will no longer be starring in the Channel 4 series as she wants to spend more time with her grandchildren.
The TV star, who taped 265 episodes of the show, said of her decision to quit: “I had a great time hosting this great show. And I stayed longer than I did. It’s time for an elderly woman to take the reins.
“I also hope that I’ve encouraged TV bosses to realize that not all women in their late 70s stay in care homes to bingo and watch sexy games,” she continued. customary.
Fans of the show quickly began speculating about who could replace Anne, and former Countdown star Carol appeared to be a strong contender.
Amid speculations that she would return and help boost ratings, mother-of-two Carol broke her silence and tweeted: “Thank you all for saying such lovely things about the possibility. I go back to Countdown.
“You are so kind and it’s an honor but I want to wish anyone who is human the best of luck being the new host for all the love and 9 letters in the world #CountWell #HappyDays.”
However, it’s highly unlikely that Channel 4 bosses will give up on that so easily as an A TV insider told The Sun: “Carol is a big part of Countdown and Channel 4 knows everything. how much she loves her.
“The bosses really want her back as the main presenter, her Countdown journey will go full. It will be perfect.”
Carol appeared on Countdown from 1982 until 2008 after her mother noticed a newspaper ad asking for “a woman with good math skills” to appear as a co-host of the quiz show. happy and applied on behalf of Carol, who is just 21 years old. age at that time.
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Carol recorded her last Countdown show on November 13, 2008, which aired on December 12, 2008.
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