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Anne Robinson

Anne Josephine Robinson (born 26 September 1944) is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her assertive views and acerbic style of presenting. She was one of the presenters on the long-running British series Watchdog from 1993 to 2001 before returning in 2009. She gained notoriety as the hostess of the BBC television game show The Weakest Link which has earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean". She finished presenting The Weakest Link in 2012. Born in Crosby, Robinson is of Irish descent. Her father was a school teacher and her mother Anne Josephine (née Wilson), who was an alcoholic, was an agricultural businesswoman from Ireland, where she was the manager of a market stall. When she came to England she married into her husband's family of wholesale chicken dealers, and sold rationed rabbit after World War II. Raised initially at the family home in Crosby, Robinson attended a private Roman Catholic convent Boarding School in Hampshire, Farnborough Hill School. She was hired as a chicken gutter and sales person during the holidays in the family business, before taking office jobs at a law firm. The family spent their summers on holiday in France, often at the

Anne Robinson on 'Weakest Link': 'Memba Her?!

Anne Robinson on

Anne Robinson is best known for playing the no-nonsense gameshow host who was nicknamed The Queen of Mean -- and coining the phrase "you are the weakest link ... GOODBYE" -- on the long running… READ MORE >

Elton John -- Weakest Link?

Elton John -- Weakest Link?

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