Countdown: Who is new host Colin Murray and is he married?

Countdown presenter Colin Murray

Colin Murray is the new presenter of Countdown (Image: Twitter/Channel 4)

Colin Murray has been appointed interim presenter of Countdown following the departure of Anne Robinson.

Former Weakest Link star Anne, 77, revealed she was leaving the Channel 4 show after a year on the hotseat, making history as the first woman to take on the role.

She took over The Apprentice‘s Nick Hewer on the letter and number program in 2021 after much speculation as to who would take his place after 10 years at the helm.

Now Colin is the frontman of Countdown to the End of the Season.

Who is Colin Murray?

Colin Murray is a radio and television presenter best known for hosting Match Of The Day 2 on BBC Two.

Speaking about his exciting new Countdown appearance on Twitter in May, he wrote: “I’m like the assistant manager who gets the job until the end of the season.

Colin Murray

Colin will frontman Countdown to the end of the series (Image: Backgrid)

“Earn respect in the dressing room (@susie_dent @RachelRileyRR), get some points on the board, try to win a trophy! 75 games to get it right!

“Absolute honor. Favorite show of all time. July 14 to early Nov.”

Before Match Of The Day 2 and Countdown, Colin, 45, enjoyed presenting radio shows on channels including BBC Radio 5 Live and Talksport.

Beginning in 2013, he hosted the 10am-1pm slot on Talksport for three years, but left the station in 2016 following News Corp’s acquisition of the station.

Is Colin Murray Married?

Colin Murray is married to Canadian-born composer Carly Paradis. The couple has been married since 2012.

Carly paradise

Colin is married to composer Carly Paradis (Image: Wire Image)

Carly composes soundtracks for films, TV series and her own albums, her notable works include The Line Of Duty and The Innocents on Netflix.

She was nominated this year for a Bafta TV Craft Award for Best Original Score for Series Six, Line Of Duty.

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