Carol Vorderman shows her support for Anne Robinson after leaving Countdown
TV star Carol Vorderman, who appeared on Countdown from 1982 to 2008, was eager to show her support for Anne Robinson via Twitter after announcing she was stepping down as host.
Carol Vorderman showed her support for Anne Robinson after the TV star announced she was leaving Countdown.
News emerged on Monday night that Anne, 77, would step down from the popular Channel 4 show after just a year in the hot seat.
Robinson, who recorded 265 episodes of the show, said of his decision to quit, “I had a blast hosting this wonderful show. And I stayed longer than I signed up. Now is the time for an older woman to take the reins.
“I also hope I have encouraged TV bosses to realize that not all women in their bad late 60s are in nursing homes playing bingo and watching magic tricks,” he said. she continued.
“Actually, the genius of Countdown is that it’s a great way to keep the brain in shape. I run 5,000 km most days of the week.
“And I can now do an anagram twice as fast as I could at this time last year.
“But I have grandchildren, a big garden and a house in New York, all of which deserve more of my attention,” Robinson added.
Images from the press association)
Vorderman, 61, was quick to comment on the news and retweeted a post and wrote alongside it, “Awwwww…..beautiful countdown Hope you enjoyed it immensely Anne,” followed by some red heart emojis.
The mother-of-two is no stranger to the daytime quiz show as she appeared on it from 1982 to 2008.
Vorderman’s mother noticed a newspaper ad asking for “a woman with good math skills” to appear as a quiz co-host and submitted an application on behalf of her daughter, who had no only 21 at the time.
Vorderman taped his last show Countdown on November 13, 2008, which aired on December 12, 2008.