Susie Dent’s Countdown co-star Rachel Riley steps in when her ‘worries spiral’

Susie Dent, 55, shared that feeling “frightened” has been an enormous “blight” on her life, as she typically can start to “spiral” with her anxieties. The Countdown star additionally admitted generally her colleague Rachel Riley has to step in and “make her cease” fearing the worst.

Opening up on her nerves after touchdown a task on the vastly fashionable TV show, Countdown, Susie mentioned: “I simply assumed that I’d be completely garbage at it. 

“And in reality, the proof for me being proper about that’s there on YouTube, the place you possibly can see my pretty garbage first efficiency.

“I used to be frozen with worry, and that made me look barely conceited. I actually wasn’t, I used to be simply so nervous. 

“I barely moved my head,” she added in an interview with The Big Issue.

Susie joined Countdown in 1992 the place she rapidly turned a family title, however she admitted typically being affected by “fear” all through her life.

She continued: “I feel the large blight on my life has been fear.

“About well being, cash, my youngsters, these sort of issues, as Rachel Riley will let you know, as a result of she’s sensible at telling me to cease. But I do let worries spiral.”

The 55-year-old hosts the programme alongside Rachel Riley and Nick Hewer. She and her feminine co-star additionally work on spin-off show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown collectively.

Susie divulged that the maths whizz is often decided to unravel conundrums on her personal and gained’t settle for any assist from colleagues.

She defined to OK! Magazine: “It actually issues to Rachel, so if she hasn’t obtained the numbers spherical then you possibly can’t speak to her for nevertheless many minutes she must be in her personal world and get it. 

“She additionally doesn’t need anyone to assist her! It actually, actually issues to her that she will get it and I feel that’s such an ideal factor!” she added in the identical interview.

The pair are additionally shut mates off-screen, with Susie describing Rachel as “wonderful”.

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She continued: “Rachel is wonderful, as is Nick Hewer! It was a tricky time originally, having a whole change of personnel, I felt fairly nervous about it.

“She was sensible from the beginning, I like her work and she or he can be extremely form.

“Plus she is a great deal of enjoyable! She is an excellent pal to have and I’m glad that comes throughout on each reveals.

“It’s a cliche to say we’re all one huge household, however it actually is! I actually missed all of them throughout lockdown,” she completed.

Countdown started filming final 12 months following the easing of the primary lockdown with no studio viewers.

Rachel revealed to The Mirror on the time: “When we return we gained’t have any viewers, sadly. 

“But like the remainder of the nation, we’re simply going to play it by ear. 

“When we’re in the studio we must always be capable to be socially distanced as there may be the area. The area in the studio is okay, we are able to mic ourselves up.”

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