Anne FAN - All that is lovable about Anne Robinson
She is married to journalist John Penrose, who also acts as her personal manager. Her daughter Emma, a graduate of New York University, is aged 32 and works as a freelance television and radio director, writer and presenter in London, New York and Washington.
She credits that most of her formative education was learned not from attending the convent boarding school or university, but from working on her mother's "marled" stall. She is one of the UK's most distinguished broadcasters and journalists and was made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool's John Moores University in 1996.
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Our ANNE: She is well-known (even in America) for her red hair, her dark Armani suits, her impatience with organizations that give customers a raw deal (she was the host of the prime time BBC 1 consumer affairs show Watchdog and, of course, her wink (which was developed when, in 1987, the director of right-to-reply show Points of View asked her not to wink - she subsequently winked at the end of every program.)