|First appearance||3 November 1982|
|Last appearance||1 July 1983 (uncertain)|
|Episodes with Linda Barrett|
Dr. Linda Barrett was an early member of the Countdown team. She held a similar role to Carol Vorderman, acting on an alternating basis with her as the "vital statistician" for the first two series; during Series 1, for example, Barrett appeared on Monday and Wednesday episodes with Vorderman handling the maths on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Barrett's career was, however, short-lived, as Vorderman ultimately completely replaced her.
Following her departure, she moved onto other interests got married and had children, before she passed away from a short illness.