Countdown fans weigh in on Anne Robinson's 'feud' with Rachel Riley

Countdown fans weigh in on Anne Robinson's 'feud' with Rachel Riley
Countdown fans weigh in on Anne Robinson's 'feud' with Rachel Riley

The reported behind-the-scenes feud between the trio of leading ladies at Countdown has set tongues wagging among fans. 

Over the weekend it was reported that new host Anne Robinson, 77, is at loggerheads with maths whizz Rachel Riley, 35, and lexicographer Susie Dent, 56, with an uncomfortable atmosphere’ erupting since she took on the role.

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’.

On Monday, fans flooded Twitter with speculation over the row, with social media users writing: 'Doesn't surprise me at all, with the stilted, awkward, toe-curlingness of the atmosphere... Not surprised there’s a personality clash'. 

Shock: The reported behind-the-scenes feud between the trio of leading ladies at Countdown has set tongues wagging among fans (Rachel Riley, Anne Robinson, Susie Dent L-R)

Shock: The reported behind-the-scenes feud between the trio of leading ladies at Countdown has set tongues wagging among fans (Rachel Riley, Anne Robinson, Susie Dent L-R)

Twitter users took a firm stance on news of the feud and also delighted in watching on as scenes played out in this week's shows. 

Viewers wrote: 'Be interesting to watch #countdown today, following this weekend's news reports that Rachel Riley & Susie Dent don't get on with Anne Robinson...   

'Doesn't surprise me at all, with the stilted, awkward, toe-curlingness of the atmosphere. AR has the personality of a lead brick...

'Not surprised there’s a personality clash on countdown. Anne Robinson is dreadful - it’s all about her and not the contestants and the other presenters. She’s made it unwatchable @Channel4...

Not happy: On Monday, fans flooded Twitter with speculation over the row, with social media users writing: 'Doesn't surprise me at all, with the stilted, awkward, toe-curlingness of the atmosphere... Not surprised there’s a personality clash'

Not happy: On Monday, fans flooded Twitter with speculation over the row, with social media users writing: 'Doesn't surprise me at all, with the stilted, awkward, toe-curlingness of the atmosphere... Not surprised there’s a personality clash'

'Countdown was my favourite programme but since that Anne Robinson came on board I've had to stop. She's a bully, obnoxious and nasty. What were you thinking? #TeamRachelRiley... @RachelRileyRR

'We

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