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Nick Hewer quits Countdown

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JO
Jonwo
Nick Hewer has announced that he is to leave Countdown once his current contract ends next year. He’s had a good run and is the second longest host after Richard Whiteley.

Will be interesting to see who replaces him. I imagine Colin Murray’s stint could be a test run for him potentially taking over.
JV
James Vertigan Founding member
Thank God. The bloke has no charisma.
MA
Meridian AM
Maybe Colin. He does a good job of presenting the snooker on Eurosport. He could be a good choice for Countdown too. They've always had older men, so maybe time for a change.
JA
james-2001
You say "always", but Colin is several years older than Richard Whiteley was in 1982.
NW
nwtv2003
Whilst Nick has certainly settled into the role, it’ll be good to see someone new at the helm. I’ll reserve judgement for Colin Murray (if he goes permanent) but whenever he’s been in dictionary corner his enthusiasm for the programme shows.

I always thought it was a shame Jeff Stelling left the show, he was the best host of Countdown post Whiteley.
JO
Jonwo
If Channel 4 wanted to save some dosh, they could have Jimmy Carr present Countdown as well as Catsdown.
RD
RDJ
Sandi Tokzvig would be a good choice, she did well at Fifteen to One. And she has previous on word games being a panellist on Call My Bluff.

Or maybe Colin Murray’s stint may well become more permanent depending on how well he does and how well received he is.
JO
Jon
Jonwo posted:
If Channel 4 wanted to save some dosh, they could have Jimmy Carr present Countdown as well as Catsdown.

I’m not sure it works like that!
MA
Meridian AM
You say "always", but Colin is several years older than Richard Whiteley was in 1982.


Well the more recent hosts Lynam, O'Connor, Stelling and Hewer were over 50 or 60 when they got the job.
JV
James Vertigan Founding member
I’d like to see someone like Richard Digance take over. Dictionary Corner guests before the Nick Hewer era were always pretty good.
MA
Meridian AM
My money's on flavour of the month Alison Hammond. Rolling Eyes

Or just incorporate Countdown into Packed Lunch and give it to Steph to do. Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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SO
Soupnzi
I’m going for either Baroness Chakrabarti or Jim Davidson

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