Anne Robinson breaks silence on Rachel Riley feud, admitting they 'don't speak' while filming Countdown

ANNE Robinson has broken her silence on a feud with her Countdown co-star Rachel Riley.

The host – who announced she's stepping down this summer – admitted she doesn't speak to Rachel OR Susie Dent while filming the 45-minute show.

"I’m not saying I would go on holiday with Rachel Riley, but she is brilliant", Anne told the Daily Mail.

"Absolutely honestly, I do admire her – she is really, really good at what she does, as is Susie Dent. 

"Look, Rachel has just come back from having a baby and she is standing throughout and faultless, whereas I get to sit down.

"She is noisy, yes she and Susie both are – they are a formidable pair those two."


Anne Robinson reveals real reason behind quitting Countdown after co-star feud

Anne Robinson quits as Countdown host after just one year

Anne said any question about her leaving because of a rift was "nonsense".

But she did admit they don't speak on set while filming for the 45-minute show.

She added: "The way that it’s filmed is so tight that… we don’t have time to talk to each other.

"Between shows we have a ten-minute turn around to get changed. We can go for almost a whole run without doing more than waving to each other from the end of a corridor."

As she announced her departure, Anne insisted she was leaving to spend more time with her grandchildren.

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Anne will remain on our screens until the summer.

Channel 4 says her replacement will be announced in due course.

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