Countdown fans were gutted to discover Susie Dent was missing from Monday’s edition of the Channel 4 programme.
Having appeared in Dictionary Corner on the game show every year since 1992, the lexicographer and etymologist is a staple and much-adored presence.
However, viewers expressed upset after seeing Susie wasn’t on the show yesterday (December 13).
‘I’m heartbroken to have noticed @susie_dent isn’t on Countdown today,’ wrote one. ‘I hope Susie is ok.’
So where is Susie and when will she return to Countdown?
Where is Susie Dent and when will she be back?
Countdown host Anne Robinson addressed Susie’s absence at the start of the programme on Monday afternoon.
She told viewers: ‘As you can see, Susie’s not here. She’s away having a Covid test.’
Anne then revealed that presenter Adrian Chiles would be filling in for Susie for the episode.
Channel 4 has confirmed that Susie will be back on Countdown on Monday (December 20).
Although she only missed one day of recording waiting for a test, five episodes were shot without her.
Susie has yet to publicly address her absence from Countdown, however, sharing a picture of her cat on Instagram on Monday, she wrote: ‘#wordoftheday is ‘nidificate’: to make a cosy nest and stay there for the foreseeable future.’
Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4.
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