Anne Robinson is stepping down as the host of Channel 4 quiz show Countdown after one year, it has been announced.
Channel 4 said Robinson, who recorded 265 Countdown episodes, would continue to appear in shows until the summer.
Robinson followed in the footsteps of Richard Whiteley, Des Lynam, Des O’Connor, Jeff Stelling and Nick Hewer as the presenter of Countdown, which launched in 1982.
Robinson joked that she can now do an anagram at “twice the speed” she was able to this time last year.
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