RACHEL Riley beamed as she was snapped leaving filming for Countdown – a week after Anne Robinson quit the Channel 4 show.
Maths whizz Rachel, 36, looked to be on Cloud Nine as she flashed a huge smile at waiting photographers.
The mum-of-two looked casual and comfortable as she teamed a red jumper with jeans and trainers.
It comes after former The Weakest Link host Anne, 77, shocked by announcing she’d quit the show less than a year after replacing Nick Hewer as Countdown’s first female presenter.
The Sun previously told how Anne is said to have has left Rachel frustrated with her diva demands since stepping into former host Nick Hewer’s shoes in June of last year.
Anne, the show’s first female host, first ruffled feathers by insisting on her own make-up artist and stylist.
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Rachel and Susie Dent, share a make-up artist.
Anne is also understood to have had a budget for clothes, and had a considerably larger dressing room, say insiders.
Rachel, a show favourite since joining in 2009 with then-host Jeff Stelling, has done little to disguise her apparent dislike of Anne.
An on-set source added: “They film five episodes a day so it’s pretty full-on.
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“When they meet there is very little small talk.
“Anne was overheard saying ‘Hello’ and asking how Rachel’s day was going.
“Basically, if looks could kill then Anne would be six feet under. Everyone was laughing.
“Anne is a stickler for time-keeping, and doesn’t like seeing the younger crew members, including Rachel, on their phones, on Twitter, constantly. Basically the two women are worlds apart.
“Anne actually thinks Rachel is incredibly quick-witted, and hugely talented, but the trouble is they’re both Alpha females and, alas, only one can be top dog.
“Unfortunately for Rachel, Anne’s something of a rottweiler to Rachel’s sweet, no-longer-yapping chihuahua.”