Sir Trevor McDonald will host Countdown for the primary time ever this September (Image: Channel 4)
Sir Trevor McDonald might be becoming a member of the Countdown household this autumn after being confirmed as a visitor host.
The veteran broadcaster will entrance the long-lasting Channel 4 quiz present in September as a part of the station’s Black To Entrance takeover, which can put Black expertise within the highlight.
Sharing his pleasure, Sir Trevor mentioned in a press release: ‘I’m proud and delighted to be presenting Countdown on this big day; I’ve at all times loved watching Countdown, a present that has been round for nearly so long as I’ve!’
Becoming a member of Sir Trevor within the Salford studio might be acclaimed poet and playwright Lemn Sissay OBE, who will adjudicate the phrases from Dictionary Nook, and maths prodigy Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, who will carry her arithmetical experience to the numbers spherical.
Lemn might be joined in Dictionary Nook by particular visitor, award-winning journalist & beer sommelier, Marverine Cole.
Countdown, which is Channel 4’s longest operating sequence, is at present hosted by Anne Robinson, who changed Nick Hewer earlier this month.
Elsewhere on Black To Entrance day, AJ Odudu will be a part of Bafta-winning Mo Gilligan as co-host of The Large Breakfast and newsreader Phil Gayle will return to learn the information as this iconic present comes dwell from its unique East London location, the Lock Keepers’ Cottages.
Sir Trevor will change Anne Robinson who at present hosts Countdown (Image: Channel 4)
AJ Odudu will co-host Large Breakfast alongside Mo Gilligan (Image: REX/Shutterstock)
AJ mentioned: ‘I completely can’t wait to get caught into The Large Breakfast. It’s such an iconic present to be a part of and I’m buzzing it’s lastly coming again!
‘I’m so trying ahead to working with Mo and I can’t wait to get up the nation! I’m thrilled to be a part of Channel 4’s Black to Entrance – which fairly rightly offers a platform to deserving Black British TV expertise throughout our trade, each on and off-screen. It’s going to be actually particular.’
Black To Entrance has been deliberate over a 12 months and is a part of Channel 4’s on-going dedication to enhance Black illustration on and off display.
From breakfast proper by means of to late evening, a few of Channel 4’s most iconic exhibits could have Black expertise on the forefront providing viewers a brand new perspective of much-loved programmes.
A date for Black To Entrance is but to be introduced.
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