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The Final Countdown
26-06-2005, 09:17 PM
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Poor old Richard Whitely has popped his clogs...

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26-06-2005, 09:19 PM
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Oh! That's a shame.
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26-06-2005, 09:20 PM
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oh dear! :cry: I'm genuinely shocked and saddened .... and i'm surprised at how saddened I am. What a shame.

RIP Richard.

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26-06-2005, 09:20 PM
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Fee are you serious??

I always cook with wine, and sometimes I actually put it in the food.
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26-06-2005, 09:24 PM
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Just heard it on the news.

What a shame, no age (61) and seemed like a really nice guy, he was our local newsreader for donkey's years.

Rip Richard.

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26-06-2005, 09:25 PM
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Yes. just spotted it on the internet.

23 years he presented that show - it'll never be the same again.:cry:

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26-06-2005, 09:28 PM
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I just heard it on the news - I thought he was geting better too:cry:

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26-06-2005, 09:28 PM
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I think he recently had pneumonia and for the first time in a billion years of Countdown they had to have guest presenters.


Sadly now they will have to find a new presenter, who will equal Richard for that intangible air of creepiness, coupled with kindly uncledom and unabashed bad joke telling I wonder.


It's Carol I worry about now, she will be bereft.

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26-06-2005, 09:33 PM (This post was last modified: 26-06-2005 09:50 PM by Flip.)
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Oh God it is true!

I am more sad than I can even say. I absolutely adore Richard Whitely, seriously I think he is great, one of life's gentlemen, with a wit that was so absurd it was hilarious. I am deeply shocked at this. I knew he had been seriously ill a while back, Richard Madeley [of Richard and Judy made mention of this] but I thought he had recovered from the pneumonia that he had.

I have watched Countdown for ever and ever. In fact Countdown was one of the reasons I got sacked from Tyne Tees TV. The very first episode of Countdown in 1982 [the first show on the newly launched Channel 4] had an advert break - and in the Tyne Tees Region the visuals went out 30 seconds before the sound went out - which made for a chaotic and hilarious advert break - there had to be a Fall Guy!! I was that Fall Guy - and the sack I got.

I love Richard Whitely, always have and always will and I am so very very sad at this news.:sad: :sad: :sad:

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26-06-2005, 10:02 PM
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Miss ils and her uni mates are devastated! :cry:
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