Rachel Riley denies feud claims with Countdown co-star Anne Robinson

Rachel Riley denies claims of a feud with Countdown co-star Anne Robinson but admits show has a ‘different vibesince her arrival

  • It’s been reported that host Anne, 77, is at loggerheads with maths whizz Rachel, 35, and lexicographer Susie Dent, 56, creating an ‘uncomfortable atmosphere
  • Rachel has since shut down reports of a feud, though she admits to there being a ‘different vibeon the show since Anne’s arrival
  • Tensions on the set of the Channel 4 quiz show Countdown were said to have reached such heights that Rachel was considering leaving
  • 然而, the presenter has now said she has no plans on leaving the show and would love to beat Carol Vorderman’s record of 26 年份
  • Rachel added: ‘Someone asked me if I’m going to stop beingnaughtynow that Anne’s in charge. 抱歉, but this is me. 你所看到的就是你得到的’
  • Rachel Riley has shut down claims of a feud between herself and Countdown host Anne Robinson.

    It has been reported new host Anne, 77, is at loggerheads with maths whizz Rachel, 35, and lexicographer Susie Dent, 56, with an uncomfortable atmosphereerupting since she took on the role.

    然而, Rachel has now played down reports and states that ‘tensions in the studiohave been made up, though she admits the show has ‘a different vibesince Anne arrived.

    Nothing to report: Rachel Riley has shut down claims of a feud between herself and Countdown host Anne Robinson

    Nothing to report: Rachel Riley has shut down claims of a feud between herself and Countdown host Anne Robinson

    Of Nick Hewer’s successor, Rachel told Saga magazine: ‘It’s true that Anne Robinson’s arrival has given the show a slightly different vibe. Admittedly, she doesn’t mind giving the contestants a bit of a bruising.

    ‘If some guy is trying to be a comedian, she soon puts him in his placebut I think Anne has softened her ‘Queen of Mean’ image since she took over from Nick Hewer.

    然而, despite noting that rift rumours don’t add up, Rachel insisted that she hadn’t changed her style to accommodate the former Weakest Link star.

    她补充说: ‘Someone asked me if I’m going to stop beingnaughtynow that Anne’s in charge. 抱歉, but this is me. What you see is what you get.








    变化: 然而, Rachel has now played down reports and states that 'tensions in the studio' have been made up, though she admits the show has 'a different vibe' since Anne arrived

    变化: 然而, Rachel has now played down reports and states that ‘tensions in the studiohave been made up, though she admits the show has ‘a different vibesince Anne arrived

    It was previously reported that tensions on the set of previously soothing 渠道 4 quiz show were said to have reached such heights since acerbic Anne arrived that Rachel was considering leaving.

    然而, she’s made it clear that she will be the last woman standing.

    Remarking that this will be her ’13th year’, Rachel commented on the fact that she’s apparently been boasting that she wants to ‘beatCarol Vorderman’s impressive 26-year record on the show.

    She noted that she doesn’t ‘remember saying thatbut added ‘why wouldn’t I want to beat it?’.

    Staying the same: 然而, despite noting that rift rumours don't add up, Rachel insisted that she hadn't changed her style to accommodate the former Weakest Link star

    Staying the same: 然而, despite noting that rift rumours don’t add up, Rachel insisted that she hadn’t changed her style to accommodate the former Weakest Link star








    She continued to say that being on Countdown is ‘the best job in the worldand that she hopes ‘I’m there forever.

    The beauty recently gave birth to her second daughter Noa, with former Strictly star husband Pasha Kovalev, and Rachel shared her excitement at returning to the show from maternity leave in January.

    She told how she’s really ‘looking forwardto getting back to the studio ‘with a live audience’, remarking that they are ‘part of the familyand ‘take pridein being fans of the long-running Channel 4 系列.

    Rachel explained how when she welcomed eldest daughter Maven, audience member brought in toys and knitted hats for her, joking that it was like her having ‘hundreds of grandmas and grandpas.

    It comes after staff at Media City studios in Salford claim that off-camera, there’s tension over Anne’s ‘rather grand ways’, which have earned her the nickname ‘Queen Anne’.

    Determination: 雷切尔, 35, 具有, 然而, made it clear that she will be the last woman standing (Anne Robinson pictured on Countdown)

    Determination: 雷切尔, 35, 具有, 然而, made it clear that she will be the last woman standing (Anne Robinson pictured on Countdown)

    It was reported that The Countdown host, 77, was at loggerheads with maths grad Rachel, and lexicographer Susie Dent, 56, with an uncomfortable atmosphereerupting since she took on the role.

    Yet the former face of The Weakest Link was nothing but complimentary of her colleagues during a recent interview with journalist and sister of the Prime Minister, Rachel Johnson.

    Asked directly about the feud, 安妮, who took over from Nick Hewer on the Channel 4 game show in June, 说过: ‘They’re brilliantboth of them actually. Every time I’m astonished how she [雷切尔] does that adding up and subtractingjust seconds, absolutely seconds, amazing.

    Anne also said during the chat: ‘I hope I’m always described as difficult, awkward, tricky, impatient, 更年期, any sort of pejorative, grumpy.When asked about bitchy, she said ‘not particularlyhard to please.

    Rachel broke her silence on the Countdown ‘feudduring a recent episode of Lorraine where she also chatted about life as a new mum.

    Rachel said: 'This will be my 13th year — and I've apparently been telling everyone that I want to beat Carol Vorderman's record of 26 年份. I don't remember saying that, but why wouldn't I want to beat it?' (Carol pictured with Des Lynam in 2008)

    Rachel said: ‘This will be my 13th year — and I’ve apparently been telling everyone that I want to beat Carol Vorderman’s record of 26 年份. I don’t remember saying that, but why wouldn’t I want to beat it?’ (Carol pictured with Des Lynam in 2008)

    ‘She’s getting some stuff out of the contestantssometimes it’s barbed, sometimes it’s funny, it’s just got a different flavour.

    It was previously reported that Anne turned off Rachel’s microphone on set in October after becoming irritated by the host’s small talk.

    根据 太阳, Anne became fed up of listening to Rachel chatting to contestants ahead of going on air, turning up at the last minute and being on her phone too much.

    Rachel then reportedly told crew that she ‘completely disagreedwith being silenced after the incident.

    尴尬的: Rachel broke her silence on the Countdown 'feud' during a recent episode of Lorraine

    尴尬的: Rachel broke her silence on the Countdown ‘feudduring a recent episode of Lorraine

    一位消息人士告诉该刊物: ‘It’s safe to say there’s no love lost. Anne is famously known for two things: her dislike of noise and time-keeping. She’ll tolerate neither.

    ‘Anne also has tinnitus and cannot bear excess sound. 雷切尔, with her big heels and even bigger personality, can be quite loud on set. Rachel used to chat to contestants before every show, and Anne found it hugely distracting.

    ‘She felt she couldn’t do her job properly, or bond with the contestants to help them to relax, before the cameras started rolling.

    ‘The tension was palpable. Anne finds the whole thing hilarious.

    Representatives for Anne, Rachel and Channel 4 were contacted for a comment at the time.

    哦亲爱的: It has been reported that The Countdown host is at loggerheads with maths grad Rachel and lexicographer Susie Dent, 56, with an uncomfortable atmosphere' erupting since she took on the role

    哦亲爱的: It has been reported that The Countdown host is at loggerheads with maths grad Rachel and lexicographer Susie Dent, 56, with an uncomfortable atmosphereerupting since she took on the role








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