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Chelsea Thrasher

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Carol Vorderman quits Countdown. Des too!
« on: July 25, 2008, 08:09:27 PM »
First on Wednesday Des quit after 3 years.

Then today, after having been on the program since it started nearly 26 years ago, Carol decided to leave *as well*
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 08:35:08 PM »
Wow...that's a shocker.  I wonder what they are going to do now, since the both faces of Countdown are going to be gone (Carol and Richard).

It's a real shame.  It's a quality program.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 08:38:44 PM »
[quote name=\'Seth Thrasher\' post=\'192101\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 07:09 PM\']
First on Wednesday Des quit after 3 years.

Then today, after having been on the program since it started nearly 26 years ago, Carol decided to leave *as well*
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I think that Channel 4 ought to think about letting Countdown go out on a high note here. I've actually preferred Des O to Richard Whiteley, but I think it's been shaken up enough times in the last few years and there's only so much you can do to the game format to keep it fresh.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 08:40:41 PM »
I think they should hire Stacey Hayes.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 11:05:18 PM »
[quote name=\'Unrealtor\' post=\'192107\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 08:38 PM\']I think that Channel 4 ought to think about letting Countdown go out on a high note here. I've actually preferred Des O to Richard Whiteley, but I think it's been shaken up enough times in the last few years and there's only so much you can do to the game format to keep it fresh.[/quote]
There certainly are comparisons that could be made to a certain American daytime game show that long since passed over into "landmark" territory.  A British friend of mine now living over here tells me that while there is still a cult following for the show, it is typically seen by the general public as a series old people watch.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 11:17:07 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'192108\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 08:40 PM\']I think they should hire Stacey Hayes.[/quote]Why? Because she was born in England?
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2008, 05:43:47 AM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'192120\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 08:17 PM\']
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'192108\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 08:40 PM\']I think they should hire Stacey Hayes.[/quote]Why? Because she was born in England?[/quote]
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2008, 02:14:17 PM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'192120\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 11:17 PM\']
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'192108\' date=\'Jul 25 2008, 08:40 PM\']I think they should hire Stacey Hayes.[/quote]Why? Because she was born in England?
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Because the game would move faster, of course. ;)

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2008, 03:01:52 PM »
[quote name=\'Allstar87\' post=\'192238\' date=\'Jul 27 2008, 02:14 PM\']Because the game would move faster, of course. ;)[/quote]I'm now officially upset that I was not actively around years ago. Sure, we've got our abbas and our bobbys, but I sure wish I could've been there for characters like that. =)
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Chelsea Thrasher

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 08:32:24 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7675710.stm

The search for new Countdown presenters (I love this word) has ended.
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 08:47:53 PM »
Article on Rachel Riley, the new Carol.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 05:30:40 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'202243\' date=\'Nov 23 2008, 07:47 PM\']
Article on Rachel Riley, the new Carol.
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Very classy-looking.  Cynic in me would be expecting a navel-bareing type with spiky or very long hair, which seems to fit most of the 20something "presenters" on British TV.

I also assume that she doesn't affect a cockney/working class accent, which is also something most of the young hosts do (even if they went to Oxford or Cambridge).

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 08:03:46 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'202288\' date=\'Nov 24 2008, 04:30 PM\']
I also assume that she doesn't affect a cockney/working class accent, which is also something most of the young hosts do (even if they went to Oxford or Cambridge).
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Given that the link describes her as an "Essex girl," don't count on her sounding too posh. (Jamie Oliver comes to mind as an example of an Essex accent.)
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