Before making her debut as the host of Countdown last month, Anne also spoke about making history with the first all-female presenting line-up.
“We’re in a funny place only because my generation put up with all the sexism and got on with it,” the host explained.
“We have really terrible women too now that they’ve got to the top jobs – all that has become much more equal. But these clever women are often lacking in confidence. I’m sympathetic to that, but it means that they don’t deal with badly behaved blokes as I would.
“Women aren’t naturally geared to the treachery of the workplace and, in my day, if you were there as a woman, you were pretty feisty to start off with. Thankfully, all those jobs are available to women, whether you’re feisty or not,” she told iNews.
Countdown airs weekdays at 2:10pm on Channel 4.