I'm too young to remember her in her countdown days, but I've seen lots of photos.
I don't mean to be nasty but she looked very dowdy, plain, and slightly overweight.
I think she looks great these days and I love her hour glass figure. I'll be delighted if I'm as foxy as she is when I reach her age.
Good call. She had a young teacher sort of look in her Countdown days but she had tabloid attention almost from day 1 - pretty girl with brains - and then suddenly she became this glamour puss.