Countdown's Rachel Riley shares jaw-dropping transformation pics of Nick Hewer to mark last day on show

COUNTDOWN'S Rachel Riley has shared jaw-dropping transformation pictures of Nick Hewer to mark his last day on the show.

Nick, 77, announced he was leaving the Channel 4 show in December after 10 years at the helm.

It was then revealed in February that Anne Robinson would replace him, becoming the show's first female host.

On Thursday, Nick's co-star Rachel shared pictures of him to mark his last day of filming.

Rachel, 35, posted a number of pictures of Nick dressed up; one saw him wearing a brown wig, while another was a close up shot of him in a leopard print dressing gown wearing false eyelashes.

A third saw Nick standing with his arms out as he placed his face against the edge of a mirror on the makeup table, and a fourth was of him, Rachel and Susie Dent in the dressing room.

Rachel captioned the pictures on Twitter: "Posting these in honour of
@Nick_Hewer’s last ever Countdown filming day with us (😱)!!!

"After nearly a whole decade, it’s not going to be the same around here without Hewer the Skewer!"

Fans immediately replied to wish Nick well, with one writing: "All the best to everyone today, especially to Nick for his last day. He's definitely channelling Austin Powers in the 2nd picture, and we hope that the powers that be give him a good Countdowning send-off…"

Another added: "You have been such a great team bringing pleasure into my home every afternoon. Nick is a true national treasure, will be sorely missed and a hard act to follow. Enjoy your retirement Nick. Onto a new era for Countdown with some trepidation."

A third tweeted: "I didn’t think anyone could fill Richard’s shoes, and then this young upstart springs up from nowhere and absolutely smashes it Thank you Nick, very best wishes for the future Have a special day."

Announcing his decision to leave in December, Nick said: "As someone in his 77th year, who will be in his 10th year hosting the great British institution that is Countdown, I think it’s time to smell the flowers and get a dog."

Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4 with episodes available on All4.

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