Countdown's Susie Dent reveals she'd like to be buried with 'all 20' volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary (and wants to come back to haunt the studio)

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By Katherine Lawton

Published: 20:45 EDT, 2 April 2024 | Updated: 20:47 EDT, 2 April 2024

Countdown's Susie Dent has revealed she wants to be buried with 'all 20' volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary - and come back to haunt the show's studio. 

Speaking to the Where There's A Will, There's A Wake podcast, 59-year-old Dent told how she wished for her coffin to be carried by comedians from Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats. 

'The only problem with this is, I would quite like to be buried with all 20 volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary, so that could be a bit of a struggle,' she said. 

'I decided it would be some of the comedians - many of the comedians from 8 Out of 10 Cats. Jon [Richardson] could be too small walking on behind, Katherine Ryan maybe Jimmy [Carr], Joe Lycett please.' 

Dent, who has been working on Countdown since 1992, said: 'I'm going to haunt the countdown studio because I don't like the thought of anyone taking over from me.' 

Countdown's Susie Dent (pictured) has revealed she wants to be buried with 'all 20' volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary

Dent, who has been working on Countdown since 1992, said she wants to come back to haunt the show's studio 

It comes after Dent last month revealed the long-lost terms she would most like to see back on the lips of Brits. 

Speaking to MailOnline, Dent said there are hundreds of words 'waiting to be revived magically'. 

From 'hurkle-durkle' to 'mumpsimus', many of them are perfect for today's society, despite first being coined hundreds of years ago. 

One of her many favorites is 'nodcrafty' which, despite being from the 19th century, is perfect 'for any Zoom meeting'.

'To be nodcrafty is to have the knack of nodding your head as if you're really following along but actually you tuned out ages ago,' she said.

'I think that's quite an important skill.'

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