Vital statistician

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The astonishingly patronising term originally used to describe Countdown's arithmeticians, Carol Vorderman and Linda Barrett. The clip of Richard Whiteley introducing "our vital statistician" (Vorderman) on the first programme has been repeated ad nauseam, but it is not generally realised that it was not just a one-off pun but also the actual title used for the role in the show's end credits.

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