She became infamous during her tenure as host of The Weakest Link for her sharp tongue and prickly one-liners.
And Anne Robinson seems to have picked up where she left off as she settles into her new role as Channel 4’s countdown host.
The 76-year-old veteran presenter wasted no time mocking one of the show’s contestants, the hometown of Norfolk, before later adding that “some people would do anything to avoid to go to the Isle of Wight “.
Tough: Anne Robinson, 76, brought her middle weak link streak to her new role in Countdown as she mocked the candidates for living in Norfolk and the Isle of Wight on Monday
Speaking on Monday’s show, Anne took aim at the Isle of Wight: “Today marks the sinking of the Mary Rose … Some people will do anything to avoid going to the Isle of Wight.”
Later on the show, while speaking to a candidate named Sue who said she enjoyed visiting Antarctica, she described the area as “cold and desolate” before comparing it to Sue’s home county, Norfolk.
Anne took over as the face of the show after Nick Hewer, 77, left the role earlier this year.
However, it looks like Anne is already dividing opinions among fans of the quiz due to her vivid comments.
Back then: The seasoned presenter rose infamous during her tenure as host of The Weakest Link for her razor-sharp tongue and prickly one-liners
One of them tweeted: “Anne Robinson is completely spoiling @ C4Countdown for me. She is confrontational and downright rude to the contestants, guests and the viewer. Ugh. Get rid of her. ‘
While another said: “Well, a good thing about Anne Robinson. She broke my afternoon break. Countdown addiction.
And a third tweeted to say, “Why do I have to share my name with such a horror show!”
While it seems not everyone is unhappy with Anne’s style, one person tweeted in her defense: “I might be in the minority, but I love Anne Robinson’s sharp humor on # Countdown This is a refreshing change from the mellowness of the day.
Not impressed: Fans of the show quickly took to social media to share their thoughts on Anne’s approach to hosting Countdown
It comes after Anne spoke out late last month to suggest that the industry now faces “unnecessary censorship” and claimed that the weakest link “could not be made now as it would be judged. detrimental to the mental health of candidates “.
Adding that there are “too many snowflakes,” the television icon, 76, continued: “In the 1970s, it was the toughest women who adapted to a male world.
“Now luckily smart women of all shapes and sizes are in the workplace, but that means they don’t have steel armor and are more easily upset.”
Anne’s comments come as it was announced that The Weakest Link will return after nine years – starring Romesh Ranganathan as the host with famous contestants.
Not bad at all ! While it seems not everyone is unhappy with Anne’s style, one person tweeted in her defense: “I might be in the minority, but I love Anne Robinson’s sharp humor on # Countdown. It’s a refreshing change from daytime down.
Speaking to The Radio Times, Anne added: “I wish there was a course [women] had to do, instead of unnecessary masteries, teaching them the game of office life, and how to win it.
Of her new role, she said, “I won’t tell any of the Countdown contestants they’re stupid. I created this character for the weakest link. ‘
The mother-of-one also revealed that while she’s not sure if she’s “getting rid” of her “Queen of Villains” character once and for all, she doesn’t intend to make the contestants cry. countdown.
Anne spoke about the fact that before the recordings she is able to spend a few moments with the countdown participants, making them feel comfortable, while she insisted on never speaking to the participants during her link days. low.
Elsewhere in her interview, Anne told the magazine that she was a “terrible worrier” and “nervous” when she started recording Countdown.
The series was the first program to ever air on Channel 4 in November 1982, with over 7,500 episodes airing since – this month, as it wants to be loved by audiences for the longtime series.
New face of the series: Anne took over after Nick Hewer, 77, left the role earlier this year