Anne Robinson Biography
Anne Josephine Robinson (born 26 September 1944) is an English television presenter and journalist. She was the host of BBC game show The Weakest Link (2000–2012, 2017). She has presented the Channel 4 game show Countdown since 28 June 2021, taking over from Nick Hewer.
Anne Robinson Age
Robinson is 77 years old as of 2021. She was born in Crosby, Lancashire, on 26 September 1944 and is of Irish descent. She celebrates her birthday on 26th September every year.
Anne Robinson Height
Robinson stands at a height of 1.55 m.
Anne Robinson Family
Robinson is the daughter of a schoolteacher (father). Anne Josephine (née Wilson), her alcoholic mother, was an alcoholic agricultural businesswoman from Northern Ireland, where she managed a market stall. She married into her husband’s family of wholesale chicken sellers when she moved to England, and after WWII, she sold rationed rabbits. She inherited her family’s market stall in Liverpool and turned it into one of the north’s major wholesale poultry trading firms.
Robinson was raised at the family home in Crosby before attending Farnborough Hill Convent, currently known as Farnborough Hill, a private Roman Catholic convent boarding school in Hampshire. Before assuming office positions at a law firm, she worked as a chicken picker and saleswoman at the family business over the holidays. Summer vacations for the family were spent in France, frequently at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
Anne Robinson Husband
In 1980, Robinson married journalist John Penrose. The pair declared their intention to divorce on September 30, 2007, citing “irreconcilable issues.” Previously, she was married to Charles Wilson from 1968 to 1973.
Anne Robinson Daughter
Robinson lost a custody fight for her only child, Emma, when she was two years old, in 1973. Emma was given sole custody, care, and control of her by Charles Wilson, and she stayed with him until she left home at the age of 16 to attend boarding school. Robinson, a confessed alcoholic, stopped drinking on December 12, 1978, after picking up her daughter from school and driving to a gas station to buy a bottle of vodka. That same year, she joined Alcoholics Anonymous.
Anne Robinson Net Worth
Robinson has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Anne Robinson Salary
Details of her annual salary are still under review.
Anne Robinson Career
On leaving school, Robinson picked news coverage over preparing for the theater. In the wake of working in a news organization, she showed up in London in 1967 as the primary youthful female student on the Daily Mail. Robinson’s mom’s disappearing present to her girl was an MG sports vehicle and a fur garment. Robinson got a stable situation because of scooping the subtleties of the tale of Brian Epstein’s passing from being a family companion of the Liverpool specialist dealing with the legalities, offering him a ride to Euston railroad station when he was unable to track down an accessible taxi Her work turned out to be more awkward for her when she met and became hopelessly enamored with the representative news proofreader, Charlie Wilson; the couple wedded in 1968, however, he hence needed to fire her business in light of the marriage.
Robinson joined The Sunday Times, and in 1970 the couple had a little girl, Emma Wilson, who is presently a British radio circle jockey and has additionally facilitated Scaredy Camp, a game show in the United States on the Nickelodeon organization. In 1977, her powerlessness to submit her duplicate because of a liquor-related occurrence prompted her being ended by The Sunday Times. She then, at that point, started working for the Liverpool Echo.
Anne Robinson Press
Robinson got back to Fleet Street in 1980, filling in as journalist and colleague proofreader of the Daily Mirror. She likewise composed a section under the pen name the “Wednesday Witch”, in which she fostered her nasty style. During her profession as a paper writer, she fostered a pizazz for composing newspaper title texts. In examining an ascent with Mirror manager Robert Maxwell, she requested a multiplying of her compensation and a pristine Mercedes to be written in her agreement.
Following the takeoff of her significant other, Robinson requested that Maxwell compensates for any shortfall in their joint pay, which he did. Robinson composed a tribute to Maxwell following his passing in 1991, saying: “He left me faltering from his appeal, his astounding panache and the sheer speed at which his mind worked. He was my motivation and my legend”.
Her closeness to Maxwell was taunted by Ian Hislop in 1999 as a specialist on Have I Got News for You, too when she turned into the primary visitor moderator of the show in 2002. In Memoirs of an Unfit Mother in 2001, Robinson reprimanded Maxwell’s false misappropriation of the Mirror benefits reserve (which completely became visible later his demise), in which she said: “we neglected to screen what was occurring close to home”, adding: “quitters had made his conduct conceivable. Financiers, bookkeepers, legal counselors, who ought to have known better … said OK when they ought to have said no.” On 14 November 1982, Robinson went to a conventional supper went to by Queen Elizabeth II, at which she noticed that Diana, Princess of Wales, showed up later than expected.
Robinson asked the Mirror’s Royal manager James Whitaker to research and, later discussions with different sources including Diana’s sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale affirmed that Diana was experiencing a dietary issue, named as anorexia in a scoop article on 19 November 1982. Subsequently, Buckingham Palace Press Secretary Michael Shea rang then Mirror supervisor Mike Molloy, requesting that he eliminate Robinson. She was consequently taken out from the publication rota and was exhorted by Molloy to “accomplish more TV, bloom, that is the thing that no doubt about it”. Robinson has composed week after week sections for a progression of other British papers, like Today, The Sun, The Express, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph.
Anne Robinson Television and radio
Robinson started showing up on BBC TV in 1982, at first as an infrequent specialist on Question Time and introducing her ‘television Choice’ on Breakfast Time. From 1986, she started participating in watchers at home’s show Points of View for normal moderator Barry Took, taking over from Took for all time in 1988 and staying for a considerable length of time. In 1993, she assumed control over the show and composed of the buyer issues TV program Watchdog. Robinson introduced a Saturday morning show on Radio 2 from 1988 to 1993.
Anne Robinson The Weakest Link
Robinson is most popular in the UK for facilitating the game show The Weakest Link and in the United States its NBC early evening partner, Weakest Link. She initially began with a cold, strange appearance and persona, staying not interested in amusing and amicable minutes all through; nonetheless, she restrained that methodology throughout the long term, with her frequently grinning and every so often giggling, particularly on the big-name episodes. Her utilization of affronts, scathing comments, and individual questions savagely coordinated at challengers became well known.
Her unpolished expression “You are the most fragile connection – farewell!” turned into an expression before long the show began in 2000. Asked by the Duke of Edinburgh to introduce some Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, she concurred subject to his partaking in the Weakest Link.
The Duke declined. In 2005, she showed up on The Oprah Winfrey Show, conceding she had been an ill-suited mother. Likewise in 2005, she showed up on an episode of the resuscitated Doctor Who, named “Terrible Wolf”, voicing a modern android form of herself named the “Anne Droid” on a deadly form of The Weakest Link in the year 200,100. At the point when contenders lose, the android shoots them with a disintegrator in its mouth, which truly magically transports them away to a Dalek armada. Robinson facilitated the BBC’s outtakes program Outtake TV until 2009.
She at present has a mocking news-put together visit the show with respect to BBC One called What’s the Problem? With Anne Robinson, and the BBC’s intelligent Test the Nation.
In 2009, Robinson got back to introducing BBC One’s long-running customer show Watchdog. She wrapped up introducing The Weakest Link in 2012 following twelve years as the host of 1,693 shows. On 10 September 2015, it was declared that Robinson would venture down from Watchdog indeed, this time to film another series of Britain’s Spending Secrets for the channel. She had introduced Watchdog for a sum of 15 years. In 2016, Robinson introduced Anne Robinson’s Britain for BBC One. The series is comprised of three episodes, each zeroing in on various parts of British life. Episode one was focused on nurturing, episode two on the country’s affection for pets and especially felines and canines, and the last episode zeroed in on the country’s obsession with what they look like.
Anne Robinson Countdown
In February 2021, Robinson was declared as the following host of the game show Countdown following the renunciation of Nick Hewer. Her debut as host was broadcasted on 28 June 2021.