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What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:38 pm

Probably a discussion that's been done to death before, so sorry if so, but I do wonder what would happen should Carol eventually decide that consolidating her loans into one simple monthly repayment is a better career move than countdown. Is there a deputy Carol being groomed as we speak?

Personally I'd love the job, and like to think I have the hair for it - perhaps they should have an X Factor style televised selection process, or have auditionees get a week at a time.

I'm going to stop talking now because it's beginning to sound like a) I've put too much thought into this, and ii) I'm actually being serious with my suggestions

(well, I'm serious about me having the hair for it bit)

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Matthew Green » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:30 pm

They should have some pretty unkown 17 yr old girl, wired up to Jon O'Neill getting the answers
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Damian E » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:46 pm

Matthew Green wrote:They should have some pretty unkown 17 yr old girl, wired up to Jon O'Neill getting the answers

Fancy being wired up to Jon O'Neill. I'd rather be wired up to an electricity pylon wearing a tin-foil suit while taking a Morphy Richards foot spa, simultaneously serenading Chris Wills with extracts of 'Moves From The Romantic Era'.
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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:02 pm

Matthew Green wrote:They should have some pretty unkown 17 yr old girl, wired up to Jon O'Neill getting the answers
I hope I'm not the only one who's now imagining Conor in a wig...

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:43 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:I hope I'm not the only one who's now imagining Conor in a wig...
I really hope you are.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:58 pm

we'll not go into what he's wearing then

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Conor » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:30 am

I'm not 17.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:39 am

way to ruin my dreams, Conor

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:13 pm

Damian E wrote...

"Fancy being wired up to Jon O'Neill. I'd rather be wired up to an electricity pylon wearing a tin-foil suit while taking a Morphy Richards foot spa, simultaneously serenading Chris Wills with extracts of 'Moves From The Romantic Era'."

Is a DVD available of this?

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Damian E » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:19 pm

Is a DVD available of this?
Come now Kevin, you're into chemistry, so we all know you're still trapped in the 1980's with a VHS player :mrgreen: .

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Matthew Green » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:07 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:They should have some pretty unkown 17 yr old girl, wired up to Jon O'Neill getting the answers
I hope I'm not the only one who's now imagining Conor in a wig...
Doesnt Conor have long hair anyway? And does anyone else think 'lickle liam' out of shameless is starting to look like Conor?
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Ben Pugh » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:21 pm

Matthew Green wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:They should have some pretty unkown 17 yr old girl, wired up to Jon O'Neill getting the answers
I hope I'm not the only one who's now imagining Conor in a wig...
Doesnt Conor have long hair anyway? And does anyone else think 'lickle liam' out of shameless is starting to look like Conor?
No, not at all. Liam's a rubbish character anyway, just listen to him and it's blatantly obvious that he did not grow up on a council estate in Manchester.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Matthew Green » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:51 pm

He wouldnt have made it as an actor if he did.

I have the dubious honour of working in Gorton about 200m from where the show is filmed, not a nice area...
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:13 am

Michael Wallace wrote:Probably a discussion that's been done to death before, so sorry if so, but I do wonder what would happen should Carol eventually decide that consolidating her loans into one simple monthly repayment is a better career move than countdown. Is there a deputy Carol being groomed as we speak?
I don't think Carol would never stop co-hosting Countdown. If she did then it wouldn't be the same.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:40 am

Joseph Bolas wrote:I don't think Carol would never stop co-hosting Countdown. If she did then it wouldn't be the same.
So what you're saying is that if she did retire they'd have to create some Vordermann cyborg to carry on in her place? Interesting..

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:21 am

Michael Wallace wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:I don't think Carol would never stop co-hosting Countdown. If she did then it wouldn't be the same.
So what you're saying is that if she did retire they'd have to create some Vordermann cyborg to carry on in her place? Interesting..
Nope lol, because I believe if Carol retired from Countdown, then in my opinion, it should be the end of Countdown.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:37 am

Joseph Bolas wrote:Nope lol, because I believe if Carol retired from Countdown, then in my opinion, it should be the end of Countdown.
That's utterly mental.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Ralph Gillions » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:44 pm

After all these years it wouldn`t be too easy to get used to any changes.
But surely there are people in the world (or in this country even) who have a little charisma, and who
are smart at doing sums.
There is absolutely no reason why Countdown should end if any of the `regulars` left the show.
The host, the dictionary expert, and the mathematician/foil can be either sex. Tradition can be broken in this case.
I can`t imagine "I`m sorry I haven`t a Clue" without Humphrey Littleton, but I can imagine replacements for any of the Countdown regulars.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:00 pm

To me, the original hosts make a game show a classic. It's nice when someone can take over the gameshow when the regular hosts pass on/retire etc, but the game show will never be the same again.

There have been many gests in DC, so I suppose some of the regulars there could take over as the viewers are already used to seeing them on Countdown.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by David O'Donnell » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:09 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:To me, the original hosts make a game show a classic. It's nice when someone can take over the gameshow when the regular hosts pass on/retire etc, but the game show will never be the same again.

There have been many gests in DC, so I suppose some of the regulars there could take over as the viewers are already used to seeing them on Countdown.
What makes Countdown a "classic" is the format. You should know that, Joseph, as someone who attends CO- events wherein one replicates the game without the need of the official hosts.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:48 pm

I don't think Carol will retire from Countdown anytime soon.

She has had a lot of plastic surgery, she's been there from the very beginning and she's had the pleasure of enjoying the likes of Richard Whiteley, Des Lynam and Des O'.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by David O'Donnell » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:59 pm

Jason Larsen wrote: She has had a lot of plastic surgery'.
Has she had her breasts done? I find I am staring at them for long periods of time and I drift in and out of a libido induced trance-like state.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:13 pm

I don't know what Botox is, but as long as she maintains that "everyperson" persona and is loved by everyone, that's all that matters.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jennifer Turner » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:55 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:I don't know what Botox is, but as long as she maintains that "everyperson" persona and is loved by everyone, that's all that matters.
Clearly not all that matters, or she'd have been gone a long time ago.

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:45 pm

You're not a Carol fan, are you?

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jennifer Turner » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:11 am

Jason Larsen wrote:You're not a Carol fan, are you?
Does it show? ;)

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Re: What happens if Carol retires?

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:30 pm

Honestly, I don't think I know you that well.

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