Carol Vorderman picked up her final consonant today
after 26 years of co-hosting Countdown.
The credit crunch must have hit Channel Four some time
ago, as her departure has been known about for months
because she was offended by the manner in which she
was asked to accept a ninety percent pay cut.
Carol's opinion of New
Labour or her C4 bosses?
I was still a teenager when Countdown became
the first programme broadcast on C4 and I watched the
show until the start of 2005 when I cancelled my TV
Licence direct debit due to the BBC airing the blasphemous
Jerry Springer, the Opera after tens of thousands
of requests not to. This persuaded me not to give the
dumbed-down, offensive Guardianistas at the BBC another
It meant no more Countdown, but it is a price worth
paying to know that I don't pay the wages of Jonathan
Ross or the people in the
news propaganda department.
Countdown began just a few months after the
Milk Snatcher had fought off the Argies to get back
the Falkland Islands (and not forgetting South Georgia).
This made her popular again and she won the following
year's General Election.
The Christmas number one in 1982 was Save Your Love
by Renee & Renato, but there were much better Number
One singles that year, including two by the Jam (A
Town Called Malice/Precious and Beat Surrender),
the theme song from 'Rocky III', Eye of the Tiger
by Survivor and I Don't Wanna Dance from Eddie Grant.
I digress. Thank you Carol and Richard and everyone
who tried to make Countdown to be always
innocent and always kind.
Thanks for the good times.
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