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Anne Robinson is stepping down from Watchdog after 15 years for a new BBC One factual show

10 September 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Anne Robinson, the long-serving presenter of BBC One's consumer show Watchdog, is leaving the programme after 15 years as its host.

Following the success of her primetime series Britain's Spending Secrets, which aired to strong ratings on BBC One this summer, Robinson is departing to make a brand new factual series for the channel to air in 2016.

"It's been an honour to be part of the most important consumer show in Britain," said the former Weakest Link host, who returned to Watchdog in 2009 after an eight-year break.

"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," added BBC One controller Charlotte Moore.

"I'm looking forward to her returning to the channel with a new factual series next year."

Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins will be staying with Watchdog, and the rest of the new presenting line-up will be announced soon. »

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The leaders' debate: Here's how Twitter reacted

2 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's exactly five weeks until the General Election and with the first week of campaigning nearly finished, all seven main party leaders turned up to ITV Studios tonight (April 2) to debate four main issues and tell voters their policies.

David Cameron for the Conservatives, Ed Miliband the Labour Party, the Lib Dem's Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage of Ukip, leader of the Green Party Natalie Bennet, Nicola Sturgeon for the Snp and Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru all took to their podiums and discussed the economy, immigration, the NHS and education.

And here's what Twitter thought of the two-hour programme:

The set's blue hue and sheer number of podiums required for all seven leaders brought one TV show in particular to mind:

Its time to play, The Weakest Link. #leadersdebate

— Ben Stinton (@bmstinton93) April 2, 2015

It's a bit like watching The Weakest Link meets Spitting Image. #leadersdebate

— Matt »

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