Richard Whiteley: I'll bet they'll report 'ferret man dies'

TV has lost one of its much-loved faces. James Reed and Lizzie Murphy look back on Richard Whiteley's career

A SIMPLE quiz show based on nine letters and six numbers turned a face familiar to thousands in Yorkshire into a national favourite watched daily by millions.

Richard Whiteley, who died yesterday aged 61, was an accomplished newscaster and television presenter long before the new Channel 4 came knocking but it will be as the presenter of Countdown for which he will be remembered the most.


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