Countdown star Susie Dent speaks out on big move away from show

Susie Dent, 55, has been a resident lexicographer in Dictionary Corner on Countdown for the past 27 years. The Channel 4 favourite has now spilled on a move away from the popular daytime show.

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The wordsmith has revealed she has taken on a brand new opportunity.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the small-screen star spilled that she has been working behind the scenes on a spelling app for young children.

“I’m a part of team that is part of a spelling app. It sounds boring but it’s actually really fun,” Susie explained.

“It’s animated and very visual. It’s based on links. Essentially it will help kids to remember the spelling of words and it’s all done through animation.”

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Susie Dent: Countdown star speaks out on big move away from showCountdown star Susie Dent speaks out on big move away from BBC show (Image: CHANNEL 4)

Susie Dent has revealed she is working on a new spelling appSusie Dent has revealed she is working on a new spelling app (Image: GETTY)

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She added: “I’ve been working on the origin part of it. It’s called the Link A Lot app.”

In addition to the spelling app, Susie has also embarked on a nationwide tour called The Secret Lives of Words.

She commented: “My tour is going really well. I love it. When I mentioned the tour to my kids I think they thought I was ACDC.

“You know, going off for months, never to return. The lovely thing about it is I’ve been everywhere. I’ve done four or five shows this month.

Susie Dent's co-star Rachel Riley recently went on maternity leaveSusie Dent's co-star Rachel Riley recently went on maternity leave (Image: GETTY)

Carol Vorderman alongside her co-star Richard WhiteleyCarol Vorderman alongside her co-star Richard Whiteley (Image: GETTY)

“I have also taken a month off and that’s been really nice. [The show] is fresh every single time and the people who come are genuine word lovers.”

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