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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. Vorderman, who has co-presented the show for 26 years, said she was allowing Mr Miles to release this statement "so that the Countdown viewers and all the team know the truth". She added: "I am...

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. Her decision follows the announcement on Wednesday that Des O'Connor, the 76-year-old current host of Countdown, is also to quit. Vorderman, 47, has been with the show since it began in 1982 and was the first...

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". Her decision follows the announcement on Wednesday that Des O'Connor, the 76-year-old current host of Countdown, is also to quit the show. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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. Ms Vorderman, 48, originally from Prestatyn, was honoured earlier this month with an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University. Mr Miles said in a statement: "It was a difficult decision because she loves Countdown dearly and always has. The contestants,...

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". Her decision follows the announcement on Wednesday that Des O'Connor, the 76-year-old current host of Countdown, is also to quit the show. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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. And when TV bosses said they planned to cut her pounds 1million-a-year salary, she dropped her bombshell. Her manager John Miles said: "She is extremely sad. She doesn't think she can get to know another presenter." Carol had been among...

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. Carol, 47, has been with the show since it began in 1982. One Channel 4 source said: "The advertising recession means that at the moment budgets are tight and cutbacks are being made. "With Des leaving as well,...

2008-07-26 18:00:27

CAROL Vorderman is quitting the long-running Channel 4 game show Countdown. She has been with the programme for 26 years. The move follows the decision of host Des O'Connor to leave. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-26 18:00:26

THE search is on for a telegenic maths expert to replace Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman who is stepping down after 26 years on the Channel 4 show. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-26 09:00:30

By SHAN ROSS CAROL Vorderman is stepping down from her role in the long- running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown, her manager said last night. The 47-year-old presenter was the first woman to appear on Channel 4 and has been with the programme for 26 years, taking part in nearly 5,000 shows. Her decision follows the announcement on Wednesday that Des O'Connor, 76, the host of Countdown, is also to quit the show when the current series ends in November. Bookmakers taking bets on...


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