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Romesh Ranganathan: Anne Robinson has not been contacted about Weakest Link

Anne Robinson has yet to contact Romesh Ranganathan directly (Image: BBC; PA)

Romesh Ranganathan revealed Anne Robinson has not contacted him since he took on the role of host of The Weakest Link.

The comedian, 43, is the new host of the reboot of the classic quiz show after Anne, 77, took over as host of Countdown.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Romesh revealed: ‘She didn’t reach out. Erm… she hasn’t punched me either!

‘She said, ‘I think he’s going to be good’…that’s great. She has a great Countdown, the announcements happen at the same time.

‘She was announced as host of Countdown at the same time I was announced as host of Weakest Link and she actually said, “I think he would be a good choice.”

Anne is known for her wink on the show, which Romesh promised he wouldn’t emulate, added: ‘The amount of time we’ve spent talking about it, I can’t even begin to tell you.

Romesh has no plans to do the iconic wink (Image: BBC/Alan Peebles)

‘We’re talking how to do it because there are iconic elements to the show and the hours I’ve spent in Zoom meetings: ‘Should you do that? If you don’t do it, what should you do? Should you try and blink? Should you try a wave, maybe jazz hand? ”

‘We talked about that almost more than anything else.’

Anne Robinson was the formidable host on the show’s first run (Image: BBC)

He revealed that he does reference the wink in the first episode but then it changes to something else for the rest of the show, which has yet to be revealed.

Romesh has previously confirmed that he will not copy Anne’s style, saying metro.co.uk and other press: ‘I mean, Anne was amazing about it and she was the main reason that show became so popular. [because of] the way she did.

‘I don’t think any good can come from trying to emulate that… I just do it my own way.

‘The fact of the matter is, the format is bulletproof, the test is awesome, so if you take the test you’ll get the Weakest Link, 100% you’ll get those what you are after. “

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