When it was announced that Carol Vorderman was leaving the hit television show Countdown, it was difficult to imagine that anybody would ever be able to replace her. Fortunately we were all wrong and along came Rachel Riley to brighten up our afternoons.
Rachel has since become a household name, thanks to Countdown, and she is now moving on to other things. Rachel Riley will become the latest member of The Gadget Show team and she has admitted that she is very much excited about it.
Speaking about joining The Gadget Show, Riley explained, "I’m very excited to be joining the Gadget Show family. I’m always keen to try out new gadgets, so it’s going to be brilliant to be able to get my hands on the latest models and test them on behalf of the viewers.”
She added, “I’m going to be able to show a completely different side to myself because Countdown is all about the game, which is great, but it’s not all about me. The Gadget Show is a lot more about my personality and throwing myself into stuff and having a bit of credibility with what I’m talking about."
The new season of The Gadget Show has already started, with Rachel Riley already getting down to business, by testing noise cancelling headphones at Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction.