Channel 4 Countdown: Get to know Countdown host Anne-Marie Imafidon who gained Oxford master’s degree at 19 and has genius siblings
Dr Anne-Mare Imafidon MBE is currently hosting Channel 4’s Countdown!
Due to regular host Rachel Riley being on maternity leave, the British-Nigerian, 31, is presenting on the quiz show for a total of 60 episodes.
Having been awarded an MBE for her services to young women within STEM careers, the mathematician certainly has an impressive resume.
At the age of 11, she was the youngest person to pass A level computing and at the age of 19, she became the youngest person to graduate with a Master’s degree in mathematics & computer science from the University of Oxford.
Anne-Marie is now the founder and CEO of Stemettes – which helps equip young people into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries. She also speaks 6 languages!
But she isn’t the only genius in her family.
In 2009, her twin siblings Peter and Paula were just 6-years-old when they became the youngest students to be accepted into secondary school. Their sibling Christina, who was 11 at the time, also became the youngest person to attend a university in Britain.
And their other sibling Samantha was 9-years-old when she passed her high-school level maths and statistic exams.
Anne-Marie and her siblings are the children of Ann and Chris Imafidon.