#Countdown legend Carol Vorderman mourns death of ‘charming’ TV co-star

Carol Vorderman Twitter Countdown Michael OFlaherty dead death Better Homes latest newsCarol Vorderman Twitter: The Countdown star has paid tribute to Michael OFlaherty (Image: ITV • WENN)

Carol Vorderman confirmed that one of her former colleagues had died on Wednesday, in view of her 390,000 Twitter followers. The presenter took fans back to the late 1990s/early noughties with the post, as she remembered Michael O'Flaherty. The 58-year-old described him as a “gent” as she announced he had died at the age of 70 the previous week. She worked with him on her self-titled Better Homes and Better Gardens programmes in 1999 and the latter one a year later.

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The lovely Michael O'Flaherty died last week, age just 70. He was always charming company

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Michael was the show’s property expert who valued the homes both pre and post their transformations.

Carol tweeted: “For those of you who remember the @ITV series Carol Vorderman's Better Homes and the other series CV's Better Gardens, sad news.

“Our property expert who valued the homes before and after, the lovely Michael O'Flaherty died last week, age just 70. He was always charming company.”

One fan replied, stating: “Very sad I liked the guy was always upbeat.”(sic)

“I know,” the mother-of-two responded, before continuing: “He was a gent xx.”

She was also inundated with support from users, with one replying:

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