Susie Dent

Resident Lexicographer and Adjudicator in Dictionary Corner on Countdown

  • Resident Lexicographer and Adjudicator in Dictionary Corner on Countdown
  • Graduate of Oxford & Princeton University
  • Appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
  • Author of 12 Publications on English Language
  • Longest Serving Cast Member on Countdown

Star of Countdown, Susie Dent is the resident words expert on the quiz show, where she is known for her incredible knowledge of the English language. A bubbly and humorous addition to the series, Susie has become as popular as the comedian’s that take part, a testament to her down to earth nature and obvious talent. Susie is equally accomplished as an author. Professional and recognizable, Susie is ideally suited to hosting virtual events for all manner of corporate clients, ensuring the success of each occasion she facilitates.

Best recognized for her role in Dictionary Corner on Channel 4’s Countdown, Susie is the longest-running cast member of the series. As the lexicographer and adjudicator, Susie is responsible for ensuring the words round answers are correct and utilizes her expert knowledge to give a history of words and context to them. Having been on the series since 1992, Susie has established a platform for herself as a professional presenter who delivers with humour, fitting the format of the show, and often the events she hosts. Additionally, Susie has appeared on the spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Would I Lie to You?

A graduate from Oxford and Princeton University, Susie started her career producing dictionaries for the Oxford University Press and has previously put her degree in German to practice contributing to foreign dictionaries. Alongside her media work, Susie has also released nine publications including a series of Language Reports, all of which explore the English language in accessible ways.

Recently, Susie has debuted her highly successful podcast ‘Something Rhymes with Purple’ and have refined her offering as a host and facilitator to a virtual format. Engaging audiences with her impressive knowledge across subjects and professionalism online, Susie is ideally suited to take the reins on any occasion.

Official Testimonials

Susie Dent is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

‘Susie’s presentation in our Summit’s Marketing Innovations Track was a real hit. The audience not only gained a new appreciation of the value that precise language can bring but also enjoyed the style in which this content was delivered. Susie is both an engaging and informative speaker and was a real pleasure to work with in the build up to the event and off-site. She tailored her presentation to the international audience and received very high scores from the delegates. Highly recommended!’


Simon Morris, Director Demand & Content Marketing, Adobe Systems Europe

To enquire about Susie Dent for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.