Rachel Riley ‘threatens to quit Countdown if Anne Robinson issues aren’t sorted’

Rachel Riley has reportedly threatened to quit Countdown amid her alleged feud with Anne Robinson.

It is claimed that the 77 year old television game show personality is frequently coming to blows with 35 year old Rachel and even reportedly turned her microphone off prior to filming one show.

Presenter Rachel, who was recently diagnosed with PTSD after Strictly and can't watch it ever again, is said to be backed by Dictionary corner star Susie Dent, 56.

A source said Rachel has reached her limit with the situation as they explained: “Rachel and Anne had clashed for some time and for Rachel, enough is enough.

"She has moaned about Anne a number of times and even said she would consider walking away from Countdown if the issues weren’t sorted."

Rachel, who is pregnant with her second child with dancer husband Pasha Kovalev, went on maternity leave in October and the insider said the timing couldn't have been better.

They shared: “She has really struggled with Anne and been backed by Susie, who has seen it all first hand and has similar gripes.

“Rachel just wants to be treated with more respect and she expects it to be different when she returns to filming."

Blonde beauty Rachel will be on TV screens until December and will then be returning to her presenting duties at some point next year.

The source added to The Sun: “No one wants to lose Rachel because she brings glamour and fun to the show, as well as being an absolute whizz at maths.”

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Former The Weakest Link host Anne reportedly took offence to Rachel being "too loud" while chatting with other contestants ahead of filming in just one recent incident on Countdown.

It has also been reported that Anne has been left frustrated at Rachel turning up at the last minute to film for the show and constantly being on her phone.

"It's safe to say there's no love lost," a source told the same publication.

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The Sun added that Rachel was left "furious" after Anne turned off her microphone and was said to have told the rest of the crew that she "completely disagreed" with being silenced.

OK! has contacted representatives for Anne, Rachel and has reached out to Channel 4 for further comment.

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