ANNE Robinson has quit as the host of Countdown.
The former Weakest Link star, 77, joined the Channel 4 quiz show last year.
She became the first female to take on the role – and the sixth presenter in total.
But she will leave after just a year in the Countdown hot seat.
Announcing her departure, Ana dicho: “I’ve had a blast hosting this wonderful show. And I stayed longer than I signed up for. Now it is time for an older woman to take the reins.
“I hope too I’ve encouraged TV bosses to realise that not all women at the wrong end of their seventies are in care homes playing bingo and watching conjuring tricks.
“In fact the genius of Countdown is that it’s a brilliant way to keep the brain exercised. I run 5k most days of the week.
“And I can now do an anagram at twice the speed I could this time last year.
“But I have grandchildren, a large garden and a home in New York, all deserving more of my attention.”
Anne will remain on our screens until the summer.
Canal 4 says her replacement will be announced in due course,