Movie veteran SIR Anthony Hopkins is such a fan of British quiz show COUNTDOWN he has sent letters to TV bosses suggesting how they should improve it.

Co-presenter Carol Vorderman has revealed the HANNIBAL star used to be an avid fan of the cult programme - and corresponded with them when he thought their intellectual challenges had become too easy.

She says, "Sir Anthony used to send in letters suggesting how we could change things.

"Like when the numbers game is too easy, when you get it within a second, he'd say, 'What you should do is start again.'"

05/11/2003 14:06