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Countdown: Nick Hewer amazed at NHS efficiency as he gets Covid vaccination

Countdown’s Nick Hewer has revealed he’s had his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The 76-year-old presenter, who announced in December he was retiring from the Channel 4 letters and numbers game after 10 years, thanked nurses for administering the AstraZeneca/Oxford jab and expressed his amazement at how little he had to wait.

‘So I had a shot in the arm (Oxford AZ style) on Friday at the Lords Cricket Ground. Amazing efficiency,’ Nick tweeted.

‘I was in and out in about 7 minutes (honestly). No waiting.

‘So impressed with the NGS and the Belgravia Surgery. Thanks a million. Now for the 12 week wait for 2nd jab.’

Nick joins a whole host of celebrities who have been vaccinated, including the likes of Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith, Dame Judi Dench and Sir David Attenborough.


Nick announced on social media last month that he had decided to step down from Countdown.

‘As someone in his 77th year, who will be in his 10th year hosting the great British institution that is Countdown, I think it’s time to smell the flowers and get a dog,’ he penned.

‘But let me now take the opportunity to say that it’s been a privilege and a pleasure to take the helm of Countdown, first broadcast back in 1982 and still a Guinness record holder.’

He added: ‘And so, to whoever takes my seat, I wish you every success and hope that you have as much fun and reward as I’ve enjoyed.’

Nick’s replacement has yet to be confirmed.

Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4.

Credit: Original article published here.

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