Richard Whiteley RIP

Richard Whiteley of Countdown fame has died. Whiteley was taken taken to hospital in May, but was said to be recovering. Countdown had already lined up guest hosts.

The show will go on, no doubt, with an improve quality of pun - though the show will be the worse for this.

Whiteley was the first face on Channel 4, and until this year he had never missed a recording for Countdown.