Only a few days after shocking the nation by showing a contestant submitting the word 'Wanker', Channel 4 are facing a fresh scandal against their flagship show Countdown (presented at the moment by some bloke from The Apprentice) with the revelation that dictionary corner beauty Susie Dent is actually a puppet.
An insider for the Channel 4 show said "This is one of the secrets that Channel 4 has been keen to cover up, but I don't feel I can participate in this sham anymore. Susie is, and has always been, a puppet operated from under the desk. In fact, we have two men under there; one operating 'Susie' and the other with one of those cheap anagram solvers from Argos providing the words".
Channel 4, who have refused to comment on the situation, have nevertheless pulled all future episodes from the schedule. This week's selection was due to show 'Susie' alongside famous double act The Krankies, however it currently unknown if or indeed when these will ever air. Channel 4 will be filling the schedule with an extra forty-five minutes of wasting time from 'Deal or No Deal'.
The Krankies were unavailable to comment.