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Old 27-07-2008, 21:24
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Well, she's done every other show, why not a stint replacing Vorderman?

Terry Wogan to replace Des O'Connor?

Mind you, Sir T has a poor record on daytime TV, the Terry and Gaby thing flopped, as did his 'phone-in' show on BBC1 years ago.

Or Sir Trevor McDonald as new host?
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Old 27-07-2008, 21:28
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oh god her name was mentioned in a list of who could take over today.
Tbh tho I don't think she would, I mean she quit The One Show after she had Ava, I can't see her wanting to comute to Yorkshire for Countdown.
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Old 27-07-2008, 21:32
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Is she any good at maths?
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Old 27-07-2008, 22:04
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Is she any good at maths?
who cares?

*drool*
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Old 27-07-2008, 22:12
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no offence to the lovely myleene she is not suitable for countdown
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Old 27-07-2008, 23:58
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Didn't Carol only leave yesterday?

I doubt they've got a replacement already - especially one whose diary is as full as Myleene's.
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Old 28-07-2008, 02:19
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Well shes a failed pop singer, a fialed classical artist.... why not also fail at being a mathematician!
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Old 28-07-2008, 02:54
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Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham should present the new series, and leave News at Ten in outrage.
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Old 28-07-2008, 07:15
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Well, she's done every other show, why not a stint replacing Vorderman?

Terry Wogan to replace Des O'Connor?

Mind you, Sir T has a poor record on daytime TV, the Terry and Gaby thing flopped, as did his 'phone-in' show on BBC1 years ago.

Or Sir Trevor McDonald as new host?
this is the death of countdown as we know it
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Old 28-07-2008, 08:36
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Surely Countdown's time was up when Richard Whiteley sadly passed away?

It should have been cancelled as a mark of respect.
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Old 28-07-2008, 08:37
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Is she any good at maths?

She'd have a hot-line to an expert at the producer's desk, relaying arithmetic information through the earpiece.


How doyou think these things are done in ALL the quiz shows?

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Old 28-07-2008, 08:42
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Well shes a failed pop singer, a fialed classical artist.... why not also fail at being a mathematician!
Hardly a failed classical artist really, having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and I see from her biography that her first classical album release was at no.2 in the Classical charts, and her later releases have also topped those charts. She is also studying for a degree in Planetary Science and Astronomy, so I guess that she would have a pretty good grasp of maths.

Anyhow, according to a poster in another thread, anyone could do the maths, so what's the problem?
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Old 28-07-2008, 08:59
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Yet again , how many people on equitys books? & they still look at the same 6 people for every job. Unknowns are far better, they are cheaper , keener & probably a hell of a sight better than the usual 'names' they seem to think are popular with viewers.

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Old 28-07-2008, 09:04
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Hardly a failed classical artist really, having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and I see from her biography that her first classical album release was at no.2 in the Classical charts.
All this is certainly true about her classical career (as told in classicfm information), but I wonder if she fronts the classical albums with others performing most of the pieces. Things are not always what they seem with Myleene.

It would have been good to have heard of her playing a recital or a concerto with orchestra, but I can't find anything like this.

So, "failed classical artist" may be not far off the mark.

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Old 28-07-2008, 10:51
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Surely Countdown's time was up when Richard Whiteley sadly passed away?

It should have been cancelled as a mark of respect.
i have to agree there
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Old 28-07-2008, 10:58
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Cancel Countdown. No-one of any stature wants to do it anymore, and it's a 16-year old quiz show.

Rent-a-celeb Klass would be a total disaster.

Time to stop.
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:18
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Cancel Countdown. No-one of any stature wants to do it anymore, and it's a 16-year old quiz show.

Rent-a-celeb Klass would be a total disaster.

Time to stop.
It started in November 1982 so is almost 26

Why does it need someone of stature to do it? I'm fed up of "celebs" in every programme these days. Carol Vorderman was unknown when she was picked. I would quite like another unknown to be picked to do the sums. I might have to stop watching it though if they pick Myleene Klass.
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:39
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Countdown is looking like its going the same way BBLB went when Dermot O' Leary left... down and out
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:43
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Cancel Countdown. No-one of any stature wants to do it anymore, and it's a 16-year old quiz show.

Time to stop.
Who gives a toss about anyone "of any stature"? I for one am sick of the whole celebrity culture. Countdown does not appeal to the celebrity worshippers and so does not need a "famous" host.

What makes Countdown very unusual is that it lets you play along with the game pitching your wits against the contestants and numbers person/dictionary corner. All the other game shows I can think of are either fodder for the stupid/lazy (Deal or no deal) or memory tests such as Mastermind or Weakest Link.

There will always be a place for Countdown as long as there are enough people around who aren't content to just let their brains ooze away through passive viewing, even it it ends up on a minority channel.
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:49
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Interestingly, Richard Whiteley's partner Kathryn Apanowicz has apparently said: "Countdown should now be axed. Carol is an integral part of the show and it should not go on without her. They will probably get Myleene Klass, she does everything else."

Couldn't agree more with the comment re: Myleenie. I'm sick of her turning up left, right and centre on everything from music to politics.

If Countdown is to continue, they should start with a clean slate and stop trying to aim for so-called 'big' names.
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:49
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Of course god forbid she did get the job, no doubt she would be wearing Marks and Spencer clothes throughout after all a little subliminal advertising can only help M&S!
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:51
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Interestingly, Richard Whiteley's partner Kathryn Apanowicz has apparently said: "Countdown should now be axed. Carol is an integral part of the show and it should not go on without her. They will probably get Myleene Klass, she does everything else."

Couldn't agree more with the comment re: Myleenie. I'm sick of her turning up left, right and centre on everything from music to politics.

If Countdown is to continue, they should start with a clean slate and stop trying to aim for so-called 'big' names.
I think thats pretty nasty what she said.

It;s not Myleene's fault she is offered presenting roles.

She is just working hard.
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Old 28-07-2008, 11:51
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Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham should present the new series, and leave News at Ten in outrage.
That wouldn't be a bad idea - he can't read his autocue to save his life - rather he did the numbers and Julie presented - she is so much at ease in front of the camera and handling technical stuff
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Old 28-07-2008, 12:11
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I think thats pretty nasty what she said.

It;s not Myleene's fault she is offered presenting roles.

She is just working hard.
Carol's abrupt 'ultimatum' after 26 years of service could be considered quite 'nasty' as well.

I've no doubt Myleene works hard, but she seems to be a classic case of 'Jack of all trades, Master of none'.
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Old 28-07-2008, 12:15
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The man who owns the rights to Countdown is a very good friend of Carol , and is threatening to pull the show; http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a1163...-the-plug.html
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