Leo Jones

Born: 16th November 1933

St David's, Barbados

Date of interview: 5th June 2006

Map showing where Leo Jones came from

What did you do at school?

What did I do at school? I just learned ... the best thing I was at at school in those days you used call it arithmetic, but more or less these days now you call it mathematician. That was my best subject at school. I was proud of that 'cos I teach my children a lot about that now and I got a daughter that she's more or less an accountant now ... But figures, figures to me and adding up figures was just as normal [snaps fingers] as snapping your fingers, I could just see a couple of figures then I could give you answer that's why I love ... this programme here with Carol Vorderman. I'm not good at the words but I gets the Countdown.

I get the, yes, I get all those figures out [snaps fingers] by the snap of a fingers, I'm pretty good at that.