Vorderman Peeved At Countdown Revelation
Hell hath no fury like a mathematician scorned and I certainly wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end of a load of vowels from sexy superbrain Carol Vorderman.
But what have puzzle gameshow Countdown’s chiefs done to incur Vorderman’s wrath, tampered with the calculator so it always spells 5318008? (For those of your too mature to get that reference, please carry on.)
No, it seems that what has really unbalanced Carol’s equation is the revelation that the show’s presenters are given tips through earpieces.
Producers recently confirmed that Dictionary Corner experts, far from being the genii wordsmiths that they appear, actually wear listening devices in order to be fed answers to the Channel 4 programme’s word puzzles.
Although renowned for being a smarty-pants, Vorderman is now said to be concerned that fans could question her mathematical skills in light of the revelation.
A source close to the star told The Mirror: “Carol is outraged people might think she wore an earpiece and was told answers through it.
“Carol never wore an earpiece at all when she did the show and she fears she might get tarred by this. All her answers were all her own – she really is that clever!”