Countdown man meets Horsforth MP

Wharfedale Observer: Stuart Andrew MP (left) with Countdown creator Marcel Stellman (centre) and Nigel Evans, the deputy speaker of the House of Commons Stuart Andrew MP (left) with Countdown creator Marcel Stellman (centre) and Nigel Evans, the deputy speaker of the House of Commons

The man who brought Countdown to the UK was congratulated on the show’s 30th anniversary when he met with MP Stuart Andrew at the House of Commons.

Marcel Stellman adapted the format of a French show to this country, and has kept the nation busy with conundrums and numeracy puzzles ever since.

He met with Horsforth and Aireborough’s MP Stuart Andrew in Parliament last week to mark the special anniversary.

Mr Andrew said: “What a fantastic show Countdown has proved to be, appealing to so many people over so many years. “It was wonderful to meet Mr Stellman and hear all about how he created the show. It is great to think that such an influential programme has its origins in Leeds.”

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree