Rachel Riley admits that there was “not much team bonding”


Countdown star Rachel Riley has admitted that despite rumors of “tension” with Anne Robinson, there hasn’t been much “team bonding”.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star has been the focus of reports that she, Susie Dent and Anne are not seeing things on an equal footing.

Rachel and Susie reportedly quarreled with Anne (Credit: Channel 4)

What did Rachel Riley say about Countdown and Anne Robinson?

Reports earlier this week claimed Rachel and Countdown co-star Susie stood together “against” 77-year-old Anne.

And now, 35-year-old Rachel has broken her silence and said the team had no chance to connect.

We didn’t really do a lot of team loyalty.

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“We used to be in the same room together, but because of the coronavirus, everyone’s gone separately to put on makeup so we don’t see each other as often,” Rachel told the Press Association.

“We didn’t really have a lot of team loyalty.”

There should be an uncomfortable atmosphere on the countdown set between Rachel Riley and Anne Robinson
There was a mixed reaction when Anne took over as host (Source: Channel 4)

You had 10 years with Nick Hewer

Rachel added that after a decade of working with previous host Nick Hewer, it takes time for relationships to form.

And former Weakest Link star Anne didn’t start her job as a host until June of this year.

“Of course we had been with Nick for 10 years and we really knew each other,” Rachel said. “She [Anne] is a completely different character. “

Why was voltage reported?

Rachel’s comments come after that Daily mail reported that there was tension on set between the presenting trio.

“Rachel and Susie don’t care about Anne and their rather great ways and things have gotten pretty awkward,” a source said.

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They went on to claim that Anne likes to do things “her way” and has her own make-up artist and stylist.

The source also claimed that Anne was nicknamed on the set: “Queen Anne”.

ED! asked Rachel and Anne’s representatives for comment.

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