A teatime slot on Countdown requires a few more clothes

RACY Countdown presenter Rachel Riley is fond of a short skirt
RACY Countdown presenter Rachel Riley is fond of a short skirt
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First it was weather presenters and now it’s Countdown presenter Rachel Riley.

Why do professional women on TV have so much trouble picking suitable outfits to wear?

I’m sure the men who sit down to enjoy a spot of light maths and a few word challenges don’t mind seeing the back of Rachel’s thighs as she reaches for the letter board.

But her many inappropriate outfits – and increasingly revealing hemlines – don’t do her any favours.

She looks smashing of course. Long legs and all that.

And I don’t doubt that she’s a bit of a brain box.

Yet dressing like she’s just dropped by the studio on her way to a nightclub is at odds with Countdowns sedate, tea-and-shortbread-fingers image.