Konnie Huq and Dave Gorman, two of Britain's most numerate celebrities, join presenter Tim Harford for a
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a job that involves numbers so it's always useful to have some show business skills to fall back on.
Konnie Huq looked set at one time to become a Bank of England economist.
But, when that didn't work out, she became a Blue Peter presenter, retiring in January 2008 after a decade on the show.
Comedian Dave Gorman was on track for a career as a mathematician: an A grade at "A level", an "S" level and a place on a maths degree course at Manchester University.
But he lost interest, became a university drop-out and gave up his dreams of mathematical stardom.
Fortunately he realised the comic potential of perfect numbers and carved out a career as comedian instead.
He is best known to Radio 4 listeners as the presenter of the comedy show
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