Anne Robinson

(Anne Josephine Robinson)

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  • Born: September 26, 1944
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Presenter, Journalist

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Anne Josephine Robinson is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her acerbic style of presenting. She was one of the presenters on the long-running British series Watchdog from 1993 to 2001 and 2009 to 2015. She gained her highest profile as the host of the BBC game show The Weakest Link from 2000 to 2012, which earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean". Robinson reprised her role of presenter of Weakest Link for a celebrity edition for Children in Need in November 2017.

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Believe me, I've done my time travelling the world in cramped conditions and carrying my own luggage. Now my leisure is summers in the south of France or the Hamptons, walking in Connemara, and year-round shopping in Manhattan and Paris. Time
Every couple needs glue to stay together. Like all marriages, I suspect, if you're busy you don't see it coming until you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. It's a bit like going broke. It happens slowly and then very quickly.
Every mother and daughter should make time for a trip together. It's good for the soul. Time
I adore clothes - they're my weakest link! My mother was the same, and she taught me always to look polished.
I am dating, but it is hard to find someone quick enough and funny enough. I am quite demanding. Humor
I have never, for a single moment, been aware of pressure from anyone in television about how I dress, what my shape is or how I speak. I've always written my own scripts. I've always been the first to point out that I need to be fit. I need to look good.
I knew I'd conquered America when Mike Tyson told me I was one mean lady.
I like one nice man because he gets three tickets for the cinema so we've got somewhere to put our coats. He passes the test. I've been quite surprised because I really didn't expect to be wined and dined, and it's quite nice.
I like to look put together without trying too hard. I don't want to look as if God's made another rainbow - I prefer muted, autumnal colours, like most fading redheads. Religion & God
I saw George Bush at a benefit concert actually waving at Stevie Wonder. Someone had to tell him 'he can't see you'.
I was thrilled when a designer shop assistant said I was a size smaller than Madonna!
If there's anything about longevity in television, it's about knowing what to take and what to turn down, and what to stop.
I'm not going to marry a third time. It is just not necessary. Time
In an ideal world, I'd be able to do my shows in my pajamas. Luckily I've got one of the best stylists in the business, Rebecca Allen - she knows what looks good on camera and gives it a sexy kick. Business, Commerce & Finance
I've had a lot of dates, but I don't think there's been anyone that special or important.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the dumbest of you all?
My favourite designers are Alexander McQueen, YSL, Eskandar, Donna Karan and Lanvin.
Sad old blokes, I'm told, now dream of me with a whip in hand.
We mothers of grown-up daughters tend to view them with a mixture of love, exasperation, irritation and awe. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Who should have spent their money on a brain implant? Money, Coins & Minting

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