Anne Robinson officially took over Countdown – so how was the reaction from the audience?
On Monday, June 28, 2021, Anne became the first female host on Channel 4’s daily show.
So how did she get along? That’s what the fans thought!
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The good reviews
Some fans greeted Anne with open hands and hearts – despite her reputation for being the Queen of Mean on the weakest link.
One fan tweeted, “Anne Robinson is great. I absolutely love her. “
Another said, “Anne, you did a fantastic job and I loved the end of your first episode as a host.”
Anne couldn’t resist ending with her trademark “goodbye”, of course.
A third wrote: “A nice sound start from Anne Robinson.”
“Anne Robinson is doing a fantastic job as the new host of Countdown,” added another, while another said, “I saw Anne Robinson’s presentation debut on @ C4Countdown and I have to say she has done well so far! #Countdown.”
Many spectators with a half-full glass were happy to give Anne a fair trial.
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The bad reviews
Meanwhile, Anne had her fair share of critics.
One non-fan wrote, “Sorry, I know it’s her first day, but I’m fighting with Anne Robinson. It’s like watching a robot. “
Another said, “Anne may be fine on the weakest link, but this show will be her downfall.
“She looked totally uncomfortable in the chair Nick Hewer had just vacated.
“Countdown and Anne Robinson doesn’t work. Okay, her first time, but it made me wince. “
A third ridicule: “Do you think that all those years with Botox also froze Anne Robinson’s personality #Countdown.”
“I really don’t like Anne Robinson on Countdown,” said another, while another chair reviewer added, “I’m sorry, but I’m not interested in Anne Robinson doing Countdown, should have picked some new talent.”
Sorry, I know it’s her first day, but I’m fighting with Anne Robinson. It’s like watching a robot.
– Jeanette Hodges (@ nettyhodges123) June 28, 2021
Anne Robinson presents Countdown. After all this work, she can barely speak. Really scary
– James (@jameshullfc) June 28, 2021
And the downright ugly one!
Some fans were downright rude to Anne.
One sofa surfer said, “Anne Robinson presents Countdown. After all this work, she can barely speak. Scary indeed. “
Another said: “Anne Robinson is the first day the countdown is presented today and she has just asked Rory Bremner to give an impression of Health Secretary Matt Hancock. This pre-recorded episode has not aged well. “
Yes, it’s true – you couldn’t make it up!
Countdown viewers shuddered when Anne Robinson joked about Matt Hancock on her first episode.
In an interview with the impressionist Rory Bremner about which politicians he embodied during the coronavirus pandemic, she suggested to the former health minister.
However, she joked, “I’m not sure Matt Hancock can actually do Matt Hancock.”
Anne couldn’t have picked a better or worse time to bring up Matt Hancock!
The countdown runs on weekdays at 2:10 p.m. on channel 4.
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