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My weekend: Susie Dent

What I’m watching… Only Murders In The Building on Disney+, a wonderfully arch comedy with Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short which follows a trio of citizen detectives who stumble across a murder and start a true-crime podcast. It’s set in a swanky Manhattan apartment block and takes being in the wrong place at the wrong time to the nth degree - and it has some of the best comedy that I’ve seen in a long time.
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Countdown's Susie Dent reflects on spending 30 years on the show

Countdown's Susie Dent is celebrating her 30th year on the iconic game show. The resident lexicographer has been a part of the Channel 4 show since 1992, when the late Richard Whiteley sat as presenter, with Des Lynam, Des O'Connor, Jeff Stelling, Nick Hewer, Colin Murray, and Anne Robinson coming and going in that time.
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Countdown's Susie Dent reflects on spending 30 years on the show

Countdown's Susie Dent is celebrating her 30th year on the iconic game show. The resident lexicographer has been a part of the Channel 4 show since 1992, when the late Richard Whiteley sat as presenter, with Des Lynam, Des O'Connor, Jeff Stelling, Nick Hewer, Colin Murray, and Anne Robinson coming and going in that time.
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Countdown’s Susie Dent throws shade on Boris Johnson over partygate with word of the day

Countdown’s Susie Dent has delighted fans by appearing to shade Boris Johnson, after it was announced the prime minister paid a fine for his breach of Covid rules.On Tuesday (12 March), it was announced that Johnson and Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the exchequer, had been fined for breaking laws their own government had passed by attending social gatherings at the height of the lockdown.Every day, Dent, a lexicographer and etymologist who runs Countdown’s Dictionary Corner, posts a “word of the day” on Twitter, with her posts often alluding to current affairs.In her latest post on Tuesday, she wrote:...

Countdown's Susie Dent shades prime minister with witty 'word of the day'

Countdown’s Susie Dent has done it again.The dictionary-wielding media personality regularly shares her “word of the day” on Twitter - typically tying them to current events - and yesterday’s pick threw some major shade at the prime minister.Following the news that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were to be fined by the Metropolitan police over lockdown-breaking parties during the pandemic, Dent tweeted an absolute belter.She wrote: “Word of the day is 'maw-worm' (19th century): one who insists that they have done nothing wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.” Word of the day is...
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Wordle: Countdown's Susie Dent hopes game will remain free

The New York Times has purchased the popular online word game Wordle for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. The free and simple game was created by software engineer Josh Wardle. It was released last October and now boasts millions of players. Speaking to the BBC's Ben Boulos, Countdown star Susie Dent...
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Countdown star Susie Dent to miss a week's worth of shows

Countdown's resident Dictionary Corner star Susie Dent is set to miss a week's worth of episodes of the Channel 4 show. The lexicographer, who has been an integral part of the show since 1992 (!), was notably absent on Monday (December 13) this week. During the episode, host Anne Robinson...

Countdown’s Susie Dent on teenage diaries, work being an ‘oasis’, and the joy of really talking

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that if you ask Susie Dent about her exercise regime, you get this answer: “The word muscle comes from the Roman word for little mouse – ‘musculus’ – because when you flex your biceps, it does look a bit like little mice scuttling around under the skin. And I have to say, my muscles were reduced to tiny, tiny mice…”

Countdown star Susie Dent addresses viewer concern that she sometimes seems ‘drunk’ during TV appearances

Countdown star Susie Dent has addressed viewers’ concerns that she sometimes appears to be “drunk” on the show.The lexicographer, who has appeared on the Channel 4 gameshow as its dictionary corner expert since 1992, says that caffeine causes her to slur her words.“The thing that visibly affects me most is caffeine,” she told The Mirror, adding: “My body goes into toxic shock.”Dent said that caffeine intake causes her to “get incredibly cold and start shivering”, adding that the “freezing cold” studio where the show is filmed makes matters worse. “My lips go absolutely black with cold and I start...

7 times Susie Dent’s ‘word of the day’ said what we were all thinking

Countdown’s Susie Dent, who describes herself in her Twitter bio as “that woman in Dictionary Corner”, sure has a way with words – though that’s to be expected. Yet it isn’t just on Channel 4’s afternoon gameshow where the etymologist (that’s someone who studies the origins of words) can be found sharing her words of wisdom. Through her ‘word of the day’ on her Twitter account, she’s been putting a ‘Dent’ in politician’s egos and ‘subtweeting’ organisations at the top of the news agenda.