Anne Robinson Countdown

Countdown host Anne Robinson makes a cheeky swipe at show legend Carol Vorderman

She's known for her frosty put-downs

Countdown presenter Anne Robinson appeared on Carol Vorderman‘s radio show earlier this week and it appeared she couldn’t help but make a cheeky quip at the star.

Carol and her BBC Radio Wales co-host Nathan Sussex spoke to Anne over the phone to discuss her taking over the reins of the Channel 4 show.

However, during the chat, Anne – known for her frosty put-downs – took aim at Carol.

Of course, Carol was Countdown‘s resident mathematical genius for 26 years.

Rachel Riley and Anne Robinson on Countdown
Anne Robinson has taken over as host of Countdown (Credit: Channel 4)

So what did Countdown host Anne say about Carol?

Anne scolded Carol for failing to let her co-host Nathan get a word in.

Towards the end of the interview – which had been lovely up until that point – Anne asked: “Who’s your co-host?”

“I’m Nathan, I’m here Anne,” Nathan replied.

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He added: “I’ve got a cutting-edge question…”

Anne replied: “You must ask it… she’s not given you a chance to say anything.”

Backing up his radio pal, Nathan replied: “I’m enjoying the convo. It’s lovely.”

Earlier on in the show Anne had admitted that Countdown is harder to film that it looks.

She said: “It’s a show that looks very easy. I think the first few shows I’m quite stiff.”

Anne Robinson on Countdown
Carol apparently didn’t let her radio co-host get a word in edgeways (Credit: Splash News)

Countdown star Rachel Riley chips in too!

Countdown star Rachel Riley has also been in the news this week for her comments about Carol.

She said she wants to surpass Carol’s 26 years on the show.

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Rachel told the Daily Mail: “As long as they’ll have me! I’m halfway there already. She did 26 years when I took over.

“I love it and I’m really lucky that it brings me other opportunities, and it’s not every day so I’ve been able to have loads of family time.”

Rachel is currently pregnant with her second child with her ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro husband Pasha Kovalev.

Curvy Carol poses in skin-tight jumpsuit

Carol, meanwhile, took to Twitter to show off her sensational curves.

And, although she’s on the radio, much like Amanda Holden she never misses an opportunity to dress up!

She was seen posing at the station wearing a skin-tight black jumpsuit.

Now what would they say about that outfit on Dictionary Corner?!

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