Countdown's Rachel Riley gasps 'I can't believe it!' as show makes history with 'unbelievable' Channel 4 final | The Sun

COUNTDOWN star Rachel Riley was left gasping following an 'unbelievable' series finale.

The Channel 4 words and numbers show also left host Colin Murray stunned as the whopping 88th run came to a close.

19-year-old Viraj Seelam went up against 22-year-old Harry Savage in a bid to become series champion.

They are some of the youngest ever stars to reach the final of Countdown, which was the first programme to air on Channel 4 when it launched 41 years ago.

Both contestants left Colin, 46, and Rachel, 37, in awe but also scarily aware of their mortality.

He quipped: “I am comfortably older than both of their ages combined!”

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Rachel added: “I can’t believe these are two contestants that don’t know Countdown before a time when I was on the show. Unbelievable!”

Both of the young men also received high praise and approval from Dictionary Corner icon Susie Dent, who has been a staple of the show since 1992.

The result of the finale, which The Sun has chosen not to spoil for fans, will be broadcast on Friday from 2:10pm.

Countdown held its youngest-ever series finale in 2006 which was won by 14-year-old Conor Travers.

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The then teenager left his competitors in shock following his win, including former hosts Carol Vorderman and Des Lynam.

Countdown has aired over 8,000 episodes throughout its years on air with Richard Whiteley, Des Lynam, Des O'Connor, Jeff Stelling, Nick Hewer and Anne Robinson all having stints as hosts.

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