Anne Robinson announced this week that she will be stepping down from her role as the host of the Channel 4 quiz show after just a year in the hot seat.
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Richard Osman is said to be an early favorite to replace Anne Robinson on Countdown after she confirmed she would step down as presenter.
On Monday, Anne, 77, announced that she would be giving up her position on Channel 4’s quiz show because she wanted to spend more time with her grandchildren.
Anne, who taped 265 episodes of the show, said of her decision to quit: “I’ve had a great time hosting this wonderful show. And I’ve stayed longer than I ever signed up for. Now it’s time for an elderly woman to join the reins.
“I also hope that I’ve encouraged TV bosses to realize that not all women in their late 70s stay in care homes to bingo and watch sexy games,” she continued. customary.
“In fact, the genius of Countdown is that it’s a great way to keep the brain active. I run 5,000 days most days of the week.
“And now I can do an anagram at twice the speed I could do this time last year.
“But I have grandchildren, a huge garden and a house in New York, all of which deserve more attention from me,” she added.
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She will appear on the shows until the summer with a new presenter announced in due time, Channel 4 confirmed.
And speaking of new hosts, it looks like 51-year-old Richard is an early favorite to take Anne’s place after he announced he’d be giving up Pointless after 13 years.
He said in a statement last month: “I’ll miss you guys so much, but I’m glad I’ll still be on celebrity shows. I can’t thank you enough for twelve. great year.”
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Ladbrokes says that Richard is now 3/1 at replacing Anne on Countdown.
After Richard, the next strongest odds are for comedian Susan Calman and Taskmaster star Alex Horne, both at 4/1.
Screenwriter Victoria Coren Mitchell is next at 9/2, while 8 Out Of 10 Cats star Jon Richardson, who is known for showing his competitive spirit on the Countdown spin of the show, followed by 11/2 odds.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/pointless-star-richard-osman-early-26864988 Unknown star Richard Osman soon to replace Anne Robinson on Countdown