Former Hear’Say star is the bookies’ favourite

Myleene Klass could take over from Carol Vorderman when she leaves Countdown later this year.

Last week, Carol revealed she was quitting after 26 years after she claimed show bosses told her to accept a 90 per cent pay cut.

And now bookies reckon Myleene, 30, who is currently doing an astronomy degree, has the brains to replace the 47-year-old.

‘Carol will be a very hard act to follow as a number cruncher but Myleene is attracting the smart money,’ a William Hill spokesman tells the Daily Star.

Anthea Turner, 48, and Ulrika Jonsson, 40, are also being considered for the role.

Host Des O’Connor, 76, has also announced he’s leaving the show in November.

Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse, 24, has revealed she loves the Channel 4 programme.

‘I like Countdown,’ she tells OK! ‘I’d love to go on Countdown. On my life, I would love to go on Countdown.’