In view of her 456,000 followers, the mathematician penned: “Wishing lovely Anne the very best on Countdown: ‘I hope your time on the show is as happy as mine was for so very many years. Only the happiest of memories.'”
She added the hashtags: “#HappyDays #AnneRobinson @C4Countdown @Channel4.”
Announcing the news on Steph’s Packed Lunch programme earlier today, Anne said that she’s “beyond thrilled” to be hosting Countdown and joked that “the show is almost as old as [she is] and just as historic.”
The former Watchdog presenter will join Susie Dent and Rachel Riley – who will continue to cover dictionary corner and the numbers respectively – with the pair being branded “formidable women” by Anne.