Nick Hewer, a man for whom the word ‘acerbic’ may well have been invented, was unveiled as the new host of Channel 4’s Countdown this week. "I'm flattered to have been asked to present such an iconic programme, and will work hard to justify sitting in the same seat as such great talents as Jeff Stelling, Des O'Connor and of course the great Richard Whiteley,"
Hewer said in a statement that will see him dropped from Des Lynam’s Christmas card list.
Hewer beat a number of high-profile candidates to the Countdown job, including Sir Terry Wogan, Rory Bremner and Sue Barker, according to the Daily Mirror
Soon after the official announcement was made, Hewer took to Twitter to say: