Channel 4’s Countdown announces Anne Robinson as host

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The announcement came via a Countdown conundrum, revealed live on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

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The formidable former question master of The Weakest Link is the first female host of the iconic programme.

Robinson will be joining wordsmith Susie Dent and number cruncher Rachel Riley on the show and will make her on-screen debut this summer.