Saturday Feb 22
Rachel Riley admits career changing Countdown role has given her 'amazing opportunities'
Good fortune has followed Rachel Riley following her debut as Carol Vorderman's Countdown successor in 2009 - but a career in television was the last thing on her mind when she applied for the position shortly after leaving university.
NEWThe dirtiest picture of Carol Vorderman you will ever see
This is microbial art - images created using bacteria swabbed from the armpits of celebrities then cultivated in petri dishes by scientists.
Carol Vorderman: My green 'trying-on trousers' tell me if I'm too fat
But for Carol Vorderman, her eye-catching green satin trousers still serve a very useful purpose - she uses them as a benchmark to judge her fluctuating weight.