Carol Vorderman, the 'letters girl' from the crap TV game show Countdown, made history yesterday when, for the 25th Anniversary of the show, she wore the same pair of brown suedette trousers she wore in the pilot, yes, a quarter of a century ago.
Vorderman, who is now 73, appeared in the very first episode of Countdown back in, well, you work it out: 2007 minus 25. Show host Richard Whiteley, who could barely etch his name in the sand with a stick, is thankfully now dead, after suffering a heart valve problem following pneumonia in 2005. He was 61.
The thinking grandad's glamour girl (TGGG), Vorderman has said she "never throws good clothes out", and co-presented the anniversary Channel 4 show with aging bore Des O'Connor, who sported a Marks & Spencer jumper.
Vorderman, interviewed shortly after Whiteley's death, claimed that she still had knickers from when she was a child, although she stressed that most of them had been washed.
Countdown, for those fortunate enough to never have experienced it, is an extremely dull half-hour exercise in numbers and letters for people who have recently acquired their use. Two contestants play each other for the prize of a Countdown Teapot. That's about it really.