Anne Robinson admits she ‘begged’ Countdown bosses for more female contestants

Anne Robinson, 76, only joined Countdown this month yet she had some big ideas for the long-running show. Number one on her list is getting more female contestants involved.

“I slightly get cross that women don’t learn to look after themselves better in an office, in a work environment.

“Clever women now get jobs, which they didn’t necessarily 50 years ago.”

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The TV personality added to Saga magazine: “I’m not quite sure how they become more fragile, I don’t mind them being fragile, but I do think there are a few tricks.