Anne Robinson is a famous English television presenter and journalist. She is most well known for presenting quiz show The Weakest Link. Anne’s new role as host of Countdown sees her become the first woman to land the job.
Anne started off as a journalist and was the first young female trainee on the Daily Mail.
She made the shift to television in 1982.
Anne started off as occasional panellist on BBC’s Question Time.
She also presented ‘TV Choice’ on Breakfast Time.
From 1986 she presented Points of View in regular presenter Barry Took’s absence.
However, Anne found lasting fame with the game show The Weakest Link.
She presented the show from 2000 to 2021.
“If there’s anything about longevity in television, it’s about knowing what to take and what to turn down, and what to stop,” she told BBC News when stepping down.
Last year, Nick announced he would be stepping down as host as the most recent national lockdown caused him to “consider my future life”.
He tweeted: “Delighted to be back in the Countdown studio after another enforced lockdown, BUT this latest lockdown has given me an opportunity to consider my future life. I’ve decided it’s a good time to step down at the end of my contract in the New Year.
“As someone in his 77th year, who will be in his 10th year hosting the great British institution that is Countdown, I think it’s time to smell the flowers and get a dog.
“But let me now take the opportunity to say that it’s been a privilege and a pleasure to take the helm of Countdown, first broadcast back in 1982 and still a Guinness record holder.”