Countdown star announces career move after 30 years on show

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Countdown star shares career move after 30 yearsChannel 4

Countdown's Susie Dent has revealed a new career path, as the lexicographer is set to become an author.

Dent has appeared on Countdown since 1992, sharing her insights from the show's Dictionary Corner for over 30 years.

Now, she will be taking her skills in a different direction, as the Countdown star announced her new book on Instagram stories.

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"This is very happifying. And also a little terrifying," Dent wrote, alongside a link to pre-order her book, Guilty By Definition.

The original post, shared by publisher Zaffre Books, was captioned: "Introducing the debut novel from Countdown's @SusieDent #GuiltyByDefinition. Can you solve the mystery of the year?"

Fans were immediately intrigued by the publisher's announcement, commenting their excitement. "I'm so looking forward to this 😍", wrote one. Another echoed: "No way!!! I so need this 😍".

The novel is set to be released on August 15, and the description reads: "When an anonymous letter is delivered to the Clarendon English Dictionary, it puzzles the team of lexicographers working there.

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"It soon becomes clear that this is not the usual eccentric enquiry. The letter hints at secrets, lies, and a particular year. For Martha Thornhill, the new Senior Editor, the date can mean only one thing: the summer her brilliant, beautiful older sister Charlie went missing.

"Charlie had been keeping a powerful secret, but as the mystery of her disappearance starts to unravel, someone is trying to lead the lexicographers to the truth, while another is desperate to keep it buried."

Meanwhile, Dent has also been keeping busy with her one-woman show. The Secret Lives of Words is currently touring until mid-September. "Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day," reads the description.

Countdown airs on weekday afternoons on Channel 4.

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