How tall was Richard Whiteley

Richard Whiteley's Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

English TV presenter, best remembered for being the host of Channel 4 show Countdown.

How tall is Richard Whiteley
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 8.44in (173.8cm)
MSJC said on 22/Apr/17
The late great Richard Whiteley, always struck me as a 6 footer for some reason? Perhaps because always saw him sat down behind a desk and those broad shoulders gave him the appearance of a larger man.
Nik said on 21/Apr/17
Richard Whiteley was a smashing man. I didn't know how tall he was and it had never crossed my mind before, that is until I visited this oage. I had only been watching Coundown for a few years when he died in 2005.
Bruno said on 21/Apr/17
A proper gent I'd say, saw him on Top Gear and came across as really nice fella.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Apr/17
It's great to see Richard has a page, Rob!
I used to watch Countdown with my Mum when he was manning the show. His sudden death came right out of the blue in 2005. Carol Vorderman's tearful face said it all; I still remember the newspaper coverage.
I will go along with 5ft8.5, although he will have been more as a young man.
Editor Rob
I think he is worth a pge as he was well known in the UK for the show, and since I added a few of the countdown people, it would be a shame if he wasn't honoured with his own entry...always a chance he was close to 5ft 9, I wouldn't guess under 5ft 8.5 for him.
Guk said on 21/Apr/17
I met him in 1999 when my g/f was on Countdown. 5ft 8.5 - 5ft 9 about right. Posture was terrible so probably taller when younger. Very nice man off screen.

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