Anne Robinson reveals she quit over pay dispute and admits she DID insist on ‘noisy’ Susie Dent and Rachel Riley’s mics being switched off
プレゼンター, 77, who was employed on a freelance basis, admitted that despite being offered a pay rise, she did not want to join チャネル 4‘s payroll and so decided to walk away from her role as host.
It was revealed that she was leaving Countdown after just one year, earlier this week by The Daily Mail’s Alison Boshoff, with Anne adding that she has since smoothed over the rift with her co-stars.
正直なところ: アン・ロビンソン, 77, revealed she quit Countdown over pay dispute and admits that she did insist on ‘noisy’ Susie Dent and Rachel Riley’s mics being switched off on Wednesday
と話す 太陽, she confessed: ‘I come from a long line of alcoholic, Irish bandits so to suggest I go PAYE is a bit like asking Philip Green or Richard Branson to join the company payroll.
‘I wasn’t interested in any offer on that basis. Even if it included financial parity. します, しかしながら, miss out on the Channel 4 luncheon vouchers, which is a big regret.’
Speaking with Emma Barnett on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, 彼女は付け加えた: ‘I marched so that your generation would be really clever at negotiating your salaries and your pay, and you’re all absolutely hopeless at it. なぜ? [object Window]. There’s about six steps to getting the money you want.’
Of the rift with her co-stars Rachel and Susie she admitted that she had been annoyed by their time-keeping and noisiness (Rachel and Susie pictured)
Anne continued: ‘What happens is some bloke comes in with his friend, gives you the interview and says ‘we’re going to pay you this’, you say ‘thank you very much’. What you have to realise, they go outside and they do high fives because you’ve accepted the first offer.’
Of the rift with her co-stars Rachel and Susie she admitted that she had been annoyed by their time-keeping and noisiness.
But later said: ‘They’re both brilliant at what they do. I mean they really, really are. チャネル 4 are incredibly lucky to have them. And there isn’t a rift.
‘It was me wanting everyone to be quiet in the studio. I like everyone turning up on time and quiet, 静かな, 静かな. So we did have to iron that out. But that’s it.’
Hard bargain: She confessed: ‘I come from a long line of alcoholic, Irish bandits so to suggest I go PAYE is a bit like asking Philip Green or Richard Branson to join the company payroll’
Anne continued: ‘I think we all came to an agreement that we would have mics off before we went into a record, which gave me time to have a chat with the contestants – that’s all – and remind them what their hobbies are.’
Describing Rachel, 彼女は言いました: ‘She is brilliant at those numbers, what else can I say.’
On the prospect of retirement, the former Weakest Link host, 前記: ‘I haven’t got any practice at it. Maybe I’ll start doing social media.
‘You know what the Queen says, mostly to women, she says ‘what’s keeping you busy?’ And that’s because they might not have a job so they can say ‘I’m playing the piano, I’m doing my garden’. So I’m going to practice how I explain I don’t have a job.’
リフト: In regards to her co-stars Anne added: ‘It was me wanting everyone to be quiet in the studio. I like everyone turning up on time and quiet. So we did have to iron that out’
Anne continued: ‘It’s the first time I’ve never had a job. It’s also the first time I haven’t seen a job on the horizon. I’ve given myself a really big talking to and I’m 78 this year and I’ve really got to learn about retirement.
‘I’ve encouraged television bosses to realise that not all women at the wrong end of their 70s are in care homes playing bingo and watching conjuring tricks.’
This comes as former Countdown host Nick Hewer didn’t hold back when taking a swipe at his ex-colleague Susie after she wished Anne well on ツイッター.
It came amid claims that the cast are ‘relieved’ she is leaving after reports on an on set feud with レイチェル – who Anne reportedly found ‘too noisy’ – and Susie.
Awks! It comes as former Countdown host Nick Hewer (センター) didn’t hold back when taking a swipe at his ex-colleague Susie (左) after she wished Anne well on Twitter
However Susie appeared to dismiss any feud claims by sending a congratulatory message to ‘wish her the best’ as she moved on to pastures new.
The lexicographer, who has appeared in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner since 1992, Twitterに書いた: ‘Some Countdown news.
‘Wishing Anne all the very best in her new adventures with her grandchildren and beyond.’
しかしながら, ニック, 78, accused her of ‘sucking up’ to her former colleague and told her she would be a prime candidate for a ‘brown nosing’ 賞.
新しい役割? Richard Osman has been tipped as the early favourite to replace Anne on Countdown after the host announced she was stepping down after just a year
He responded to her tweet, 書き込み: ‘Well that’s a sure fire certainty for Private Eye’s OBN [Order of the Brown Nose] 賞. Bravo Susie!’
TV star Richard, 51, recently quit his show Pointless after 13 years so would be free to take on new commitments.
あるインサイダーは言った 鏡: ‘Everyone is so relieved, 正直に言うと. It’s all been a bit of a disaster with the fallouts and squabbles, we just want to draw a line under it and move on.’
Meanwhile Ladbrokes have said that Richard currently has 3/1 odds of replacing Anne on Countdown.
大野: It comes amid claims that the cast of Countdown are ‘relieved’ that Anne is leaving after reports on an on set feud with Rachel – who Anne reportedly found ‘too noisy’
After Richard, the next strongest odds for replacements go to comedian Susan Calman and Taskmaster star Alex Horne, both of whom have 4/1 odds.
Writer Victoria Coren Mitchell is next with 9/2 odds, 一方 8 と「非人道的」 10 Cats star Jon Richardson follows with 11/2 odds.
Richard said in his statement last month when he quit Pointless: ‘I will miss everyone so much, but I’m thrilled that I’ll still be presenting the celebrity shows. I can’t thank everyone enough for twelve amazing years.’
Representatives for Anne and Richard have been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Job: As well as Richard, writer Victoria Coren Mitchell (写真) is next tipped with 9/2 odds, 一方 8 と「非人道的」 10 Cats star Jon Richardson follows with 11/2 odds
And it seemed that Rachel placed her seal of approval on the words, as she retweeted the post from pal Susie.
But while the TV stars put on a friendly display through social media, it comes after reports last year that Anne, 耳鳴りに苦しむ人, found Rachel ‘too loud’ and was ‘irritated by her habit of chatting on her mobile phone, and by her time-keeping’.
Opening up to Alison Boshoff for the Daily Mail, Anne admitted that Rachel is noisy and that she ‘wouldn’t go on holiday’ 彼女と – but dismissed claims of a feud.
The Weakest Link host explained: 「レイチェル・ライリーと一緒に休暇に行くと言っているのではありません, でも彼女は素晴らしいです,’ 彼女は言いました. 「絶対に正直に, 私は彼女を尊敬しています–彼女は本当に, 彼女がすることは本当に得意です, スージーデントも.
「見てください, レイチェルは赤ちゃんを産んだところから戻ってきたばかりで、彼女はずっと立っていて、完璧です, 私は座りますが. 彼女はうるさい, はい、彼女とスージーはどちらもそうです–彼らはそれらの2つの手ごわいペアです. しかし、裂け目のために私の行くことの問題はありません, that’s nonsense.’
She also explained that the three women ‘barely talk’ during the show, 詳細: 「それが撮影される方法はとてもタイトなので… we don’t have time to talk to each other.’
Representatives for Rachel Riley declined to comment at the time.
Pastures new: Anne said that she was leaving the show as her contract was only one year long, and she ‘didn’t realise how much time it would take up’
Anne told Alison that she is leaving the show as her contract was only one year long, and she ‘didn’t realise how much time it would take up’.
Explaining that she’s swapping the ‘intense’ filming schedule for some downtime at home, アンは言った: 「私はたくさんのことが起こっているので、私は先に進んでいます–孫, 大きな庭, ニューヨークのアパート–そして私はそれらを楽しみたい. Countdown has taken up more of time than I thought it would.’
「とても楽しいですが、激しいです. 上がる [サルフォードのメディアシティへ] そして私達はします 15 11時間の3日間でショー. 私は長持ちするように作られているので、本当に気にしません, but it does take up quite a chunk of my time,’ 彼女は付け加えた.
A spokesperson for the Channel 4 daytime show gushed over Anne after the announcement of her leaving, 言って: ‘Quick-witted Anne has been a brilliant host on this iconic show.’
先に進む: Explaining that she’s swapping the ‘intense’ filming schedule for some downtime, アンは言った: 「私はたくさんのことが起こっているので、私は先に進んでいます–孫, 大きな庭’