A VERY familiar face popped into the Scala Cinema and Art Centre in Prestatyn earlier today.

The venue's cinema has been on a 'Countdown' to re-opening following the Coronavirus pandemic, and so it was only fitting that a former presenter of the famous TV show of the same name made an appearance there.

Prestatyn's own Carol Vorderman, now working for BBC One Wales, popped in earlier today - just a day after the cinema screens were re-opened to the public for the first time in many months.

A Facebook post by Scala Prestatyn said: "I'll have a vowel please, Carol. And a large sweet popcorn.

"Carol Vorderman popped in today while working on a piece with the BBC. Was lovely to welcome them here, and look how inviting the auditorium looks".

Although born in Bedford, Carol Vorderman moved with her Welsh mother to live in Prestatyn when she was just three weeks old. She was educated at the comprehensive Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School, Rhyl, and went onto study at Cambridge as one of the youngest women ever admitted at the time at 17 years old.

She is of course best known for co-hosting Countdown for 26 years, but more recently she has been known for her roles on the likes of Loose Women and the Pride of Britain Awards.