Anne Robinson’s new job might not seem relevant to the average working woman, but visibility is vital to defeat ageism
Anne Robinson is, as she says herself, the oldest woman on television not judging cakes.
But age has hardly mellowed her. Like the canny pro she is, the 76-year-old former Queen of Mean toned it down a bit for her somewhat unlikely new gig hosting the gentle teatime TV quiz show Countdown, but the pre-launch interviews were as sharp and punchy as ever. After this long in the business, she knows her shtick. And love it or loathe it, there is something rather thrilling about her determination not to be put out to grass.