The mathematician went on to joke Nick’s present hadn’t arrived although she would leave it with all the “stuff he’s nicked” from the studio.
Nick concluded: “It’s been a pleasure working with you guys, Susie and Rachel, it’s been a real pleasure. Thank you so much.”
Before signing off his final show, Nick went on to wish Anne good luck, as he said: “So, that’s it! Back on Monday, and there’ll be somebody else in my chair.
“And I hope that she’ll have as much fun as I’ve had, and I hope that you’ll be as generous to her as you’ve been to me.”
Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4.