‘Precisely what the present wants!’ Les Dennis is praised by followers as he visitor hosts Countdown

Followers praised Les Dennis for his visitor internet hosting abilities on Countdown on Thursday, after Anne Robinson left the present earlier this month.  

TV presenter Anne, 77, introduced she can be leaving the Channel 4 present earlier this yr after becoming a member of in June 2021. 

And Household Fortune’s Les, 68, who hosted the present between 1987 and 2002, has taken his return to the helm in his stride with many viewers saying he must be given the full-time submit. 

Stepping up: Fans praised Les Dennis for his guest hosting skills on Countdown on Thursday, after Anne Robinson left the show earlier this month

Stepping up: Followers praised Les Dennis for his visitor internet hosting abilities on Countdown on Thursday, after Anne Robinson left the present earlier this month

Colin Murray had been briefly internet hosting the present, however was compelled to drag out this week after he examined constructive for coronavirus – leaving Les to fill in till August 15.

One fan wrote of Les internet hosting the present: ‘Strongly consider @LesDennis ought to do that full-time!’

One other added: ‘Are you able to keep as host, greatest present for ages.’

Another person posted: ‘Les I believed you have been good, precisely what the present wants from a bunch. Give him the gig guys, it is sensible!’

Short-lived: TV presenter Anne, 77, announced she would be leaving the Channel 4 show earlier this year after joining in June 2021

Brief-lived: TV presenter Anne, 77, introduced she can be leaving the Channel 4 present earlier this yr after becoming a member of in June 2021

A fourth tweeted: ‘Actually get pleasure from watching you host, @LesDennis. Hope to see extra of you within the chair sooner or later’

Whereas a fifth commented: ‘Les Dennis is a refreshing change of host, though momentary. I want he might keep for a very long time – he is nice!’

The previous Household Fortunes presenter was joined by Rachel Riley, Susie Dent and Coronation Road’s Daniel Brocklebank on Thursday’s episode. 

Happy: And Family Fortune's Les, 68, who hosted the show between 1987 and 2002, has taken his return to the helm in his stride with many viewers saying he should be given the full-time post

Glad: And Household Fortune’s Les, 68, who hosted the present between 1987 and 2002, has taken his return to the helm in his stride with many viewers saying he must be given the full-time submit

Asserting his new function as a visitor host just lately, Les posted on Twitter: ‘From 4th August till fifteenth I shall be internet hosting the long-lasting @C4Countdown. It’s such an honour. Hope you get pleasure from.’

Les, who’s well-known for enjoying Michael Rodwell in Coronation Road, can be set to affix the solid of the smash hit present Solely Fools and Horses: The Musical later this yr.

Fan-favourite Colin has briefly been drafted in to cowl Anne for the top of the yr, with Les stepping up for the month of August.

Talent: Announcing his new role as a guest host recently, Les posted on Twitter: 'From 4th August until 15th I shall be hosting the iconic @C4Countdown. It is such an honour. Hope you enjoy' (Les pictured on Family Fortunes)

Expertise: Asserting his new function as a visitor host just lately, Les posted on Twitter: ‘From 4th August till fifteenth I shall be internet hosting the long-lasting @C4Countdown. It’s such an honour. Hope you get pleasure from’ (Les pictured on Household Fortunes) 

It comes after it was revealed that Anne was leaving the present after only one yr in Could by The Each day Mail’s Alison Boshoff, and Anne has since stated she give up over a pay dispute. 

Anne grew to become the sixth Countdown presenter and the primary feminine to take the function when she joined the collection final yr.

Asserting her exit, she stated: ‘I’ve had a blast internet hosting this glorious present, and I stayed longer than I signed up for. Now it’s time for an older lady to take the reins.’

She added: ‘I hope too I’ve inspired TV bosses to grasp that not all ladies on the flawed finish of their seventies are in care houses taking part in bingo and watching conjuring tips.

Taking the helm: Colin Murray (pictured) was the first guest host on Countdown after Anne's departure but now has Covid so Les has taken over

Taking the helm: Colin Murray (pictured) was the primary visitor host on Countdown after Anne’s departure however now has Covid so Les has taken over 

‘Actually the genius of Countdown is that it is a good option to hold the mind exercised. I run 5k most days of the week.’

She completed by saying: ‘And I can now do an anagram at twice the velocity I might this time final yr. However I’ve grandchildren, a big backyard and a house in New York, all deserving extra of my consideration.’

It has been claimed the solid of Countdown have been ‘relieved’ Anne was leaving after experiences of an on-set feud with Rachel Riley – who Anne reportedly discovered ‘too noisy’ – and Susie Dent.

Rachel, 36, seemingly made a swipe at her former co-star as she took to Instagram on just lately to share a cryptic submit.

The TV presenter shared a selfie of herself sporting a strawberry-print gown and flashing an enormous grin as she loved a glass of wine at dwelling.

Alongside the {photograph}, she made a thinly veiled swipe at Anne as she wrote that she was ‘toasting’ the ‘subsequent chapter in Countdown’s historical past’.

She penned: ‘Consuming a toast to the following chapter in Countdown’s historical past… I believe you are going to prefer it!’

Anne took over as host from Nick Hewer, 78, who introduced from 2012 and made extra of an announcement as he departed the sport present, saying it had been a ‘pleasure’ working with co-presenter Rachel Riley and Dictionary Nook’s Susie Dent.

It is also seen Richard Whiteley host, who was the present’s unique host and was on it for 23 years till his demise in 2005.

Countdown airs weekdays at 2:10pm on Channel 4.

Gone: It was revealed that Anne was leaving the show earlier this week by The Daily Mail's Alison Boshoff, and Anne has since said she quit over a pay dispute

Gone: It was revealed that Anne was leaving the present earlier this week by The Each day Mail’s Alison Boshoff, and Anne has since stated she give up over a pay dispute 

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