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    RIP Richard Whiteley

    Wow, this comes as a bit of a shock, really sad.. the guy was an institution..

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    Bummer.

    The man was indeed an institution. Two of my all-time favourite memories of Channel 4 were Countdown - I found it compulsive viewing in the early days (I only once met fellow Mensan Carol Vorderman) - and 'Ptang Yang Kipperbang' - still the best film I've EVER seen about cricket.
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    he's dead?

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    It's very sad, I was planning to actually go on Countdown in the future (I'd have been an octochamp at least). A lot of Scrabblers have been on Countdown (and won it) and have chatted with Whiteley and the others. I don't know what's going to happen to Countdown now, they were going to film some programs tomorrow with a guest presenter and series fifty-odd is being concluded on channel 4 over the next week/two weeks.
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    It'd be fitting to finish this series and then call it a day IMO.
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    I always thought he was a sprightly old chap, certainly is a sad shock. I heard he was making a good recovery?

    I'll miss his really really really poor ties he used to wear. Farewell to him and his 186 jackets, R.I.P. One of the few proper characters of TV. What a loss.

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    I didnt even know he was ill let alone knowing that he was dead.. anyway RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    It'd be fitting to finish this series and then call it a day IMO.
    but of course they won't
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    I remember when Whitely appeared on Top Gear, and pulled off the most rubbish lap of all time.. TV will be poorer for the loss of RW

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    i remember JK did amazingly well and set a new record on there once

    but yes indeed RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I remember when Whitely appeared on Top Gear, and pulled off the most rubbish lap of all time.. TV will be poorer for the loss of RW
    A blind man did it faster.

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    He was endearingly rubbish, but seemed a genuinely good egg.

    So he died from pneumonia, sorta fitting he went out with a 9 letter word!!

    No offence meant. RIP.
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    a real sad loss

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