Carol Vorderman breaks silence on rumours she’s set for return to Countdown after Anne Robinson’s shock exit | The Sun

Carol Vorderman breaks silence on rumours she’s set for return to Countdown after Anne Robinson’s shock exit | The Sun

CAROL Vorderman has broken her silence on rumours she's set to make a return to Countdown.

Since Anne Robinson dramatically quit as host earlier this year rumours have been swirling that Carol, 61, will go back to the show that made her a household name.

Appearing on Monday's episode of Lorraine alongside her friend and Celebrity Gogglebox co-star Gyles Brandreth, Carol finally addressed the speculation.

Lorraine said: "Carol, there's a vacancy on Countdown. You could come back as the host.

"I think it would be a great thing to do."

But Carol shrugged off the idea, shaking her head slightly and telling Lorraine: "Well, I loved my time with Richard [Whiteley], Richard particularly, we laughed and laughed.

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"Everyone who watched, we never said the word 'viewer' – they were 'Countdowners'. It was a family, a very special time and a long time."

Suggesting the current show has lost a bit of the spark that it had when she was on it, Carol added: "I call that old Countdown, previous Countdown."

Carol appeared on Countdown from 1982 to 2008. In May it was announced Anne, 77, was stepping down as host less than a year after she stepped into Nick Hewer's shoes.

Announcing her departure, Anne – who was the sixth host of the Channel 4 quiz show – told the Daily Mail: "I've had a blast hosting this wonderful show.

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"And I stayed longer than I signed up for. Now it is time for an older woman to take the reins.

"I hope too I've encouraged TV bosses to realise that not all women at the wrong end of their seventies are in care homes playing bingo and watching conjuring tricks."

Channel 4 later announced Colin Murray as Anne's temporary replacement and added that he'd be on screens until Autumn.

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