ANNE Robinson will replace Nick Hewer on Countdown making her the first female host of Channel 4’s longest running series.
Anne Robinson will join Countdown as one third of the formidable female trio
The formidable Anne Robinson will be completing the all female line-up, with the team on air every weekday at 2:10pm on Channel 4.
Anne is confident in the new team and her role as Countdown‘s sixth host as she said: “Three Girls Do Countdown – who wouldn’t want to watch?”
Mathematician extraordinaire Rachel Riley also commented on Countdown’s new addition.
Anne is best known for her role as the intimidating and sharp witted host of The Weakest LinkCredit: Handout
Rachel Riley joined Countdown in 2009 and gushed about Anne joining the showCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
She said: “It’s been really fun watching Anne very quickly find her feet in the Countdown studio and seeing the contestants in the new groove with her.”
She’s not shy of asking them funny questions and the responses have ranged from going into their own comedy routines to not looking directly at her and hoping she doesn’t see them – it’s been very lively!”
Dictionary Corner’s Susie Dent added: “I’m so pleased to be able to work with Anne again. She has been a heroine of mine ever since she gently rescued me from an embarrassing moment on my first bit of live TV.
Susie Dent is the longest-serving member of Countdown’s current on-screen team, first appearing in 1992Credit: Channel 4
“With her flair and wit, she’s going to be a wonderful addition to the Countdown team.”
Countdown has an impressive history behind it, taking the title of the first programme to be broadcased on Channel 4, when the channel launched 39 years ago, in November 1982.
This makes Countdown one of the longest running quiz shows in the world.
Countdown airs every weekday at 2:10pm on Channel 4.
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