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How Terry Venables' biggest regret was... turning down Strictly Come Dancing! El Tel revealed he had to say no due to hip problem

Margaret Thatcher rejects the idea of privatising the channel, fearing it would reduce quality. 1996 At the end of the first two sections, the host poses a "Teatime Teaser" for the viewers, giving a set of short words and a cryptic clue to a single word that can be anagrammed from them. The solution is revealed at the start of the next section. (Example: Given the words SAD MOODY and the clue "We'll all be sad and moody when this arrives," the solution would be DOOMSDAY.) The length of the Teatime Teaser anagram has varied between seven and nine letters since its introduction.

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Neighbours star Bonnie Anderson marries landscaper Samuel Morrison in lavish Yarra Valley wedding before partying into the night

I was newly married and nine weeks' pregnant, then the doctors told me... You've got HIV. In a brave and... Molly-Mae Hague is pictured without her engagement ring as fiance Tommy Fury jets to the Grand Prix after partying with Chris Brown in Dubai The contestant in control chooses six of 24 shuffled face-down number tiles, arranged into two groups: 20 "small numbers" (two each of 1 to 10) and four "large numbers" of 25, 50, 75 and 100. Some special episodes replace the large numbers with 12, 37, 62 and 87. The contestant decides how many large numbers are to be used, from none to all four, after which the six tiles are randomly drawn and placed on the board. A random three-digit target figure is then generated by an electronic machine, known as "CECIL" (which stands for Countdown's Electronic Calculator In Leeds). [50] The contestants have 30 seconds to work out a sequence of calculations with the numbers whose final result is as close to the target number as possible. They may use only the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, [45] and do not have to use all six numbers. A number may not be used more times than it appears on the board. Division can only be performed if the result has no remainder (i.e., the divisor is a factor of the dividend). Fractions are not allowed and only positive integers may be obtained as a result at any stage of the calculation. [45] As in the letters rounds, both contestants must declare their results and any contestant who has not fully written their calculations down in time must go first if both declare the same result. In addition, both contestants must show their written work to each other if their results and calculations are identical.

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Instead, Des Lynam took over as presenter, followed by Des O'Connor - who has become a close friend of Carol's. He announced his plans to leave just weeks before Carol was given her ultimatum - and was one of the first to offer his support, especially when they were filming her final show. Richard Whiteley introducing the first Channel 4 episode of Countdown. [6] Whiteley tenure [ change | change source ] Maureen Nolan, 69, forced to continue working after she and her singing sisters were 'ripped off' and lost MILLIONS: 'We were young and naive' At 17, Carol left her home town of Rhyl, North Wales, to study engineering at Cambridge, and then got an apprenticeship in a frozen pea factory in Suffolk. She says, 'I was 20. My mother had left my stepfather, and was now homeless. I couldn't bear the thought of Mum being without a home, so we scraped together a mortgage. Charlene White defends I'm A Celeb's Nella Rose over Dadgate and slams online trolls as 'petulant children'

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