Rachel Riley’s shock math revelation rocks Countdown fans to the core (VIDEO)
Update: It turns out Riley was playing along in a HSBC-sponsored hoax to raise awareness about cybersecurity.
Riley, who took over from Carol Vorderman as co-presenter of the daytime quiz show back in 2009, is famed for her incredible ability to solve numerical problems in a matter of seconds.
The 32-year-old has now posted a mysterious revelation on Twitter, in which tells fans she has a confession to make.
“I’m bad at maths. I get fed the answers in an earpiece. I don’t think it’s the worst thing in the world but at times I feel like a bit of a fraud,” she states.
Some personal news. I haven’t been totally honest. I’m sorry but it's time I shared something with you... pic.twitter.com/x7JRGhDCtw— Rachel Riley (@RachelRileyRR) November 24, 2018
Riley’s online video has shocked many people, with one fan responding that their “universe just exploded.” Another person spoke of their “heartbreak” at hearing the news.
SAY WHAAAAAAAAAAAAATTT!! The Universe has just exploded! I don't know what's up & what's down anymore! The planet has just spun off of it's axis FFS! I hope to god you're having us on Rachel, because to me you WILL ALWAYS be perfect 😊😍😊#RachelRiley#Maths#SaturdayMotivationpic.twitter.com/V6nFerQUvz— Keven law (@Kevenlaw) November 24, 2018
Nnnnooooo!!!!!Hear that? That's the sound of hearts breaking!This has to be a wind up? 😂— TheTributeAct (@TheTributeAct) November 24, 2018
One fan even went as far as to say they are finished with watching the Channel 4 program.
I’m done with countdown now— Conor Farrelly (@BanksyGPM) November 24, 2018
The fact you are honest about it and have the guts to come out and say it is testament to the person you are! Never have anything against honest people. Well done Rachel!— Alex Grace (@AlexGrace12) November 24, 2018
If Carol Vorderman is behind the camera forcing you to say this at gunpoint, BLINK TWICE!!.........— Gaz (@G4RYR) November 24, 2018
If true, the revelation would be a shock given Riley has a degree in mathematics from Oxford University. However, not everyone is convinced the math whizz is telling the truth, with some speculating that her confession is part of another TV show or an online prank.
Clearly not....— Chloe ✈️✌️ (@Muls_95) November 24, 2018
One man suggested that perhaps Riley was engaging in some good old fashioned trolling.
I think she’s trolling the trolls. She’s brighter than a lighthouse— Martin (@martinjguk) November 24, 2018
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