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Countdown... With Anne Robinson..

Nick Hewer has left the show and Anne Robinson has stepped into his shoes as the presenter of Countdown.

Have you watched Countdown since her arrival? What did you think?
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06-07-2021, 11:58 PM
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Re: Countdown... With Anne Robinson..

Don't have a TV - haven't seen Countdown since Richard Whitely presented it. Never heard of Nick Hewer - was he good?

Was it Ann Robinson who presented Weakest Link? If so I would imagine she would be good.
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07-07-2021, 06:46 AM
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I've watched Countdown since it started in 1982, it was on at a later time in those very early days,
which worked better for me. Some episodes were not always regular viewing due to personal circumstances, although I did record them to watch later. Like a lot of programmes, the first and original programmes were the best I believe, although Nick Hewer I found more pleasant than Anne Robinson. When she was presenting The Weakest Link I didn't much like her in that, I find she has an acerbic attitude towards contestants which I didn't much like, nothing much changes there.

As for the others that make up the programme, Susie Dent, who has been on there almost for ever, Rachel Riley and those before her, all very clever people in their own specialities, they were not the subject of the OP so I will leave that there. Although Rachel Riley is rather ?

For me though, attempting to get the answers mentally, both words and numbers that is, I find keeps 'the old grey matter' working reasonably well.
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07-07-2021, 10:23 AM
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Re: Countdown... With Anne Robinson..

Originally Posted by Baz46 ->
I've watched Countdown since it started in 1982, it was on at a later time in those very early days,
which worked better for me. Some episodes were not always regular viewing due to personal circumstances, although I did record them to watch later. Like a lot of programmes, the first and original programmes were the best I believe, although Nick Hewer I found more pleasant than Anne Robinson. When she was presenting The Weakest Link I didn't much like her in that, I find she has an acerbic attitude towards contestants which I didn't much like, nothing much changes there.

As for the others that make up the programme, Susie Dent, who has been on there almost for ever, Rachel Riley and those before her, all very clever people in their own specialities, they were not the subject of the OP so I will leave that there. Although Rachel Riley is rather ?

For me though, attempting to get the answers mentally, both words and numbers that is, I find keeps 'the old grey matter' working reasonably well.
I agree with you Baz (off topic or not)
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07-07-2021, 03:15 PM
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We used to get Missing Link on BBC World here and couldn't stand Anne Robinson. I've only seen Countdown a few times when I've been in England and as a languages teacher enjoyed the show. If Anne Robinson is anything like she was in Missing Link then I'm glad we can't see it
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07-07-2021, 03:39 PM
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Re: Countdown... With Anne Robinson..

Originally Posted by Baz46 ->
I've watched Countdown since it started in 1982, it was on at a later time in those very early days,
which worked better for me. Some episodes were not always regular viewing due to personal circumstances, although I did record them to watch later. Like a lot of programmes, the first and original programmes were the best I believe, although Nick Hewer I found more pleasant than Anne Robinson. When she was presenting The Weakest Link I didn't much like her in that, I find she has an acerbic attitude towards contestants which I didn't much like, nothing much changes there.

As for the others that make up the programme, Susie Dent, who has been on there almost for ever, Rachel Riley and those before her, all very clever people in their own specialities, they were not the subject of the OP so I will leave that there. Although Rachel Riley is rather ?

For me though, attempting to get the answers mentally, both words and numbers that is, I find keeps 'the old grey matter' working reasonably well.
Same here. We record this show every day to watch at teatime. I left a comment on the DE's article last week about AR taking over asking how long a contract did she sign. So far, I don't think she's doing a very good job at all, and C4 has shot itself in the foot with her appointment.
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08-07-2021, 12:29 AM
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Re: Countdown... With Anne Robinson..

Anne is still doing her famous wink at the end of the show!
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08-07-2021, 03:35 AM
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Robinson is an awful woman.She regarded Robert Maxwell as a hero.
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Anne is still doing her famous wink at the end of the show!
With all the face-lifts she's had, I'm surprised she's capable of any form of natural expression!!
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08-07-2021, 08:12 AM
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This thread is making me laugh because Anne Robinson is the spitting image of my sister not only in looks but attitude mannerisms everything...I don't enter into debates with her...I have more sense

My sister is lovely by the way once you get to know her
 
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