Channel 4’s Countdown is always on the look out for the best and brightest people to take part in the show. This year, their casting director will be attending the Mind Sports Olympiad on August 17 and 18 and will hold open to auditions to any MSO competitor who resides within the United Kingdom.
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Countdown is the daytime words and numbers quiz show. It was the first show to appear on Channel 4 in 1982 and has been a popular, cult show ever since. Each day two contestants compete in 15 rounds of words and numbers to become the Countdown Champion.
Channel 4 has signed Nick Hewer to present the new series of Countdown. Nick, who is best known as Lord Alan Sugar’s advisor on the BBC’s Apprentice, will take over from Jeff Stelling at the end of the year to join numbers whizz Rachel Riley and words expert Susie Dent when the Countdown team starts recording the new series at the end of the year. Viewers can see him in the presenting chair from Monday 9th January 2012 onwards.
Countdown is Channel 4’s longest running series airs weekdays at 3.10pm.