Anne Robinson to step down from Watchdog

It's been an honour to be part of the most important consumer show in Britain.Anne Robinson
Date: 10.09.2015     Last updated: 10.09.2015 at 10.00
Category: BBC One
Anne Robinson has taken the decision to step down as presenter on BBC One's consumer programme Watchdog to begin filming a major new series for BBC One.

This follows the success of Anne's recent BBC One programme Britain's Spending Secrets, which garnered 5.7 million viewers, making it the most watched new factual series on television across all channels this year, and for which Anne received rave reviews. As a result, BBC One has commissioned a new series on which work will begin in the autumn.

Anne has presented Watchdog for a total of 15 years. During her time on the show, Watchdog has taken on some of the world's biggest companies. At one point, 10 major British corporations met to discuss what they considered unfair treatment by the programme.

Anne Robinson says: "It's been an honour to be part of the most important consumer show in Britain."

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, says: “Annie is a much-treasured part of the BBC One family and I’m grateful for everything she has done on Watchdog for nearly 15 years. I’m looking forward to her returning to the channel with a new factual series next year.”

Watchdog returns for a new series this autumn. A new presenting line up will be announced soon with Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins continuing with the show.