TV fans have theorized that Richard Osman will replace Anne Robinson as the new host of countdown.
On Tuesday (3 May) the former weakest link The presenter announced that she was stepping down from the Channel 4 quiz show after a year.
While Robinson said her departure meant it was time for “an older woman to take the reins,” some fans have speculated pointless Star Osman would take on the role.
The presenter – who is the creative director of the production company EndemolShine and is responsible for the production of the spin-off 8 out of 10 cats do a countdown – announced his departure pointless presented alongside Alexander Armstrong last month after 13 years.
“I choose not to read anything into the fact that Richard Osman has retired useless a week before countdown Gig became available…” wrote one Twitter user.
“Anne Robinson is resigning countdownn I assume @richardosman will do this since he recently said he’s leaving useless‘ guessed another.
One tweet read: “@richardosman when are you taking these countdown hot seat then? Your name is everywhere!”
“If he hadn’t devoted his time to writing @richardosman would be perfect to present countdown now that he’s going useless‘ said another. “His quick wit, charm and intelligence would get the program back on its feet and he would be an instant hit with viewers.”
Osman has previously shared his love for the show, tweeting in April when Nadine Dorrie announced plans to privatize Channel 4: “I will buy Channel 4 to protect him Countdown.”
Ladbrokes have the presenter and producer front runner to replace Robinson at odds of 3/1.
Susan Calman and Alex Horne are also among the favorites.
The Independent has reached out to Osman’s representatives for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/countdown-anne-robinson-richard-osman-pointless-b2071336.html Countdown fans believe Richard Osman will replace Anne Robinson as the show’s new host