“Six years,” Carol reiterated. “They go quickly those years, don’t they?” to which her guest agreed.
“They really do,” she said, after her exit seven years ago. “I only signed up for three months!”
Carol then stated: “It was a bit like that for me on Countdown. We had… it was a contract, I had… what was I paid? £20 a show and it was 20 shows, so that was £400.
“I had a proper job at the time, I was like a computer person. I thought it’s a bit of a laugh, isn’t it? It’ll never last.”
The star continued: “26 years later – 5,000 Countdowns later.”