Rachel Riley revealed all about a regular guest to the Countdown set and how Susie Dent has quickly become their favourite.
The presenter said her Channel 4 co-star keeps “dog treats” under her desk in Dictionary Corner.
The 32-year-old opened up about audience member Craig and his guide dog, who no longer has any interest in her.
In an interview with this week’s Radio Times, the former Strictly Come Dancing star was asked to spill a secret about the long-running programme.
Rachel commented: “Susie keeps a box of dog treats under her table.
“We have some regular audience members, and one of them, a guy called Craig, brings his guide dog, Bruce.”
She continued: “Susie keeps treats under the table for him. Bruce totally ignores me now. He’s just after Susie.”
When asked if she watches Countdown when at home, the girlfriend of Pasha Kovalev said only “occasionally”.
“I like to see how the clothes come over on screen, because they look completely different. And I do still like watching the numbers game,” she stated.
Meanwhile, Rachel was also asked to do a very special sum ahead of a big year in relation to the programme in 2019.
“Subtract 2009 from 2018 and what do you get?” to which she replied: “Nine! But I know what you’re getting at.
“We’ve just filmed my 10-year anniversary, which will be broadcast next year. Like a lot of things, it feels as though I’ve been there for no time at all and forever at the same time.
“My first day feels like a really long time ago. But I still enjoy it and it’s a lot of fun.”
It comes just day after she was branded “naughty” during a chat with Countdown host Nick Hewer.
The 74-year-old opened a recent instalment talking about rebellious behaviour, saying: “I didn’t drink until about 20 years ago. Up until that point, nothing.
“Meeting my beloved,” he joked was the reason. “She likes a drink, but only between six and seven.”
“In the morning?” Rachel interjected mischievously.
Laughing, the presenter replied: “No, you naughty girl! Were you a rebellious young girl? Were you naughty?”
Cautiously, the mathematician kept her cards close to her chest, simply saying: “Not particularly.
“I had my moments but I think you can’t get away with it now because everything’s documented.”
Read the full interview with Rachel Riley in this week’s Radio Times – out now.
Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm on Channel 4.