Susie Dent: Countdown star sparks frenzy as fans claim post is swipe at Dominic Cummings

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Susie Dent was inundated with replies after sharing her word of the day. The Countdown favourite was branded “beyond brilliant” for her latest choice, shared with her 494,000 Twitter followers.

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A mumpsimus is someone who refuses to budge/insists that they are right, despite clear evidence that they are wrong

Susie Dent

The 55-year-old was deemed to have her “finger on the pulse” and was soon trending on the micro-blogging site.

Many took her explanation of the 16th century word mumpsimus as a reaction to the news about political strategist, Dominic Cummings.

It comes after the 48-year-old found himself at the centre of a national row regarding an alleged breach of coronavirus lockdown rules in March.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief aide has been accused of driving from London to Durham at the height of lockdown restrictions in breach of lockdown rules.

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Susie Dent: Countdown star sparks frenzy as fans claim post is swipe at Dominic Cummings

Susie Dent has appeared to take a swipe at the Dominic Cummings controversy (Image: CHANNEL 4/GETTY)

Susie Dent: Countdown star sparks frenzy as fans claim post is swipe at Dominic Cummings

Susie Dent caused a stir on Twitter today (Image: CHANNEL 4)

Dent tweeted: “It’s that time again. A mumpsimus (16th century) is someone who refuses to budge/insists that they are right, despite clear evidence that they are wrong. Plural: mumpsimuses.”

She quickly sparked a reaction, with one user replying: “Continuously amazed at how @susie_dent manages to be of the moment in word choice! Love this one. Thank you.”

Two others agreed: “I see what you did there,” and: “Susie Dent with her finger on the pulse. At least her dictionaries have spines.”

“Swooping in with a word we can all use today. Thanks,” a fourth quipped.

Susie Dent: Countdown star sparks frenzy as fans claim post is swipe at Dominic Cummings

Susie Dent’s word of the day was something very interesting (Image: TWITTER)

Susie Dent: Countdown star sparks frenzy as fans claim post is swipe at Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings outside 10 Downing Street (Image: GETTY)

The replies went on, with someone branding her “beyond brilliant”, and another tweet reading: “Susie Dent knocking it out of the park!”

Another person posted: “Hi Susie, I’m getting repetitive stress injury from having to keep typing ‘completely spineless w****r with zero integrity and utter contempt for the country’ all the time. Is there a single word I could use to define Johnson instead? Thanks.”

Meanwhile, someone else responded: “If someone could get that in the daily news briefing this afternoon, that would be amazing.”

Johnson faced a backlash yesterday for his failure to sack Cummings.

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Speaking from Downing Street, he said: “I have had extensive face to face conversations with Dominic Cummings and I have concluded that in travelling to find the right kind of childcare, at the moment when both he and his wife were about to be incapacitated by coronavirus.

“And when he had no alternative, I think he followed the instincts of every father and every parent. And I do not mark him down for that. And though there have been many other allegations about what happened when he was in self-isolation and thereafter, some of them palpably false.”

The politican went on: “I believe that in every respect he has acted responsibly, and legally, and with integrity, and with the overwhelming aim of stopping the spread of the virus and saving lives.

“And I stress this fundamental aim because it is thanks to this country’s collective resolve in achieving that aim that we continue to make progress.”

Cummings claimed and his wife made the trip in order to organise childcare support after the pair displayed COVID-19 symptoms.

Despite the UK being on lockdown, it is claimed Cummings travelled 260 miles from London to Durham between March 27 and 31.

Police in Durham were “made aware of reports that an individual had travelled from London to Durham and was present at an address in the city” on March 31.

Officers then “made contact with the owners of that address”.

Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4.


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