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Richard Whiteley has died

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by dsw182, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. dsw182

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    Yes, just been reading this. It's very sad news indeed. :(
     
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    21 years, Countdown was on, bit of an institution really, I can't see anyone else doing it.
     
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    I was really shocked when I heard this. I have to say I never really liked him - he came across as slightly oily in my view - but it's sad news and I hope his loved ones are coping ok.
     
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    I agree, it just wouldn't be right if anyone else did it.
     
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    :( :( :(
     
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    very sad news
    can't see anyone else doing countdown
    just wouldn't be the same
     
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    Very sad news. If no one else does it, Channel 4 will lose one of the very few intellectual programes it has left...

    John
     
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    I was shocked to hear this news last night. Sad news :(
     
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    Although never a fan of count down ,he always seem to come over as a genuine sort of chap, and I am sure he will be sadly missed by friends of colleagues
     
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    Hi,

    I too, will miss him. :( I didn't really watch the show that much, but you knew Richard was a real down-to-earth kind of guy - unlike many other so-called celebs! He never came across as anything other than natural, and really didn't object to being poked fun of, and even managed (on occasion) to defend himself quite eloquently. :)

    My condolences to all who work on "Countdown" and to his family, friends and relatives on their loss. :(

    RIP Mr Whiteley - You will be missed!


    Pooch
     
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    Hi all,

    I was sad to hear about Richard; he was definitely a decent man, very upfront and dependable. I used to watch Countdown as I'm an avid crossword fan and somehow the two were interlinked but regretfully I hadn't done so for a while.

    He was a typical Yorkshireman and it always amused me that he returned annually to his favourite village in Spain or Portugal because of the meat pies they made there! He featured in a programme, where he was house hunting in that area, accompanied by his girl friend (I won't attempt to spell her name) and was always so good humoured. He was a celebrity without the hype, I will miss him.
     
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    HI,

    Just a quick announcement...

    A special combination of tribute shows will air on Channel 4 on Friday 1st July between 2:30pm and 4:30pm! :) First off there will be a documentary about Richard Whiteley. Next there will be the last ever (45-minute) episode of "Countdown" he ever recorded, which coincidentally is this year's Grand Final. Then, there will be a tribute show, which will probably include clips of the best of Richard and some out-takes or funnies as well. :clap:


    Pooch
     

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