Anne Robinson’s Countdown replacement has been confirmed as a TV legend.
Coronation Street star Les Dennis will take over the role of the 77-year-old from August.
Announcing the exciting news on Twitter, he penned: “I shall be hosting the iconic Countdown. It is such an honour. Hope you enjoy.”
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Dennis’ post has received over a thousand likes and people are taking to the comments to send their congratulations.
One tweeted in response: “Congratulations Les, you a great fit for Countdown. Always good to see you on the box.”
“I’ll definitely be tuning in,” added another. “Good luck, you’re perfect for Countdown.”
A third pitched in, writing: “Looking forward to it Les mate.”
“Good luck Les, you’ll smash it!” a fourth said.
Robinson reportedly filmed her final episode earlier this month and in the meantime, she’s been replaced by Colin Murray.
Addressing alleged tensions between herself and co-star Rachel Riley earlier this year, she told the Daily Mail: “I’m not saying I would go on holiday with Rachel Riley, but she is brilliant. Absolutely honestly, I do admire her – she is really, really good at what she does, as is [the lexicographer] Susie Dent.
“Look, Rachel has just come back from having a baby and she is standing throughout and faultless, whereas I get to sit down. She is noisy, yes, she and Susie both are – they are a formidable pair those two. But there isn’t a question of my going because of a rift, that’s nonsense.”
Riley also denied the alleged feud and told ITV’s Lorraine: “You know not to believe tabloids. I think it is just you have got some women there now so they want to make something up.”
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