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2008-07-28 09:01:08

MICK JAGGER officially hits pension age today, when he reaches the grand old age of 65. But the Rolling Stone, who famously "can't get no satisfaction," shows no sign of slowing down in his twilight years.

2008-07-28 03:00:27

BOOKIES believe Carol Vorderman's exit from Countdown could spell the end of the long-running show. Vorderman, who quit in a row over cash, has been with the show since it launched on Channel 4 in November 1982. It was the very first programme seen on the new channel.

2008-07-27 18:00:28

THE search has begun for a telegenic maths expert to replace Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman. The 47-year-old is stepping down after 26 years on the Channel 4 gameshow.

2008-07-27 00:00:29

By Andrew Johnson TELEVISION Bosses' sums don't add up for 'devastated' presenter, as her 26 years on cult quiz 'Countdown' end on a sour note Carol Vorderman quit the daytime quiz show Countdown after she was told to take or leave a 90 per cent pay cut, her manager, John Miles, said yesterday.

2008-07-27 00:00:29

Carol Vorderman is to step down from her role in the long- running Channel 4 game show Countdown, her manager said last night. The presenter, who has been with the programme for 26 years and lives near Bristol, was said to be "extremely sad". She will quit at the end of the year.

2008-07-26 18:00:27

CAROL Vorderman is to step down from her role in the long- running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown, her manager said. The presenter, who has been with the programme for 26 years, was said to be "extremely sad".

2008-07-26 18:00:27

By ED JAMES CAROL Vorderman's manager John Miles last night announced that the presenter was stepping down from Channel 4 gameshow Countdown. Mr Miles said Ms Vorderman was leaving after 26 "wonderful" years with great sadness.

2008-07-26 18:00:27

CAROL VORDERMAN is to step down from her role in the long- running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown. The presenter, who has been with the programme for 26 years, was said to be "extremely sad".

2008-07-26 18:00:27

By MARK JEFFERIES COUNTDOWN star Carol Vorderman last night quit the TV quiz show - just days after host Des O'Connor said he was going. Maths whizz Carol, 47, who has been on Countdown since it began in 1982, was already upset that Des was leaving.

2008-07-26 18:00:27

By MARK JEFFERIES CAROL Vorderman was last night said to be "extremely sad" at quitting the TV quiz show Countdown. The maths expert decided to go after the double blow of learning that host Des O'Connor would be leaving in November and that she would have to take a pay cut.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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