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Richardson in 2009 interviewing at Trafalgar Square
Anna Clare Richardson

(1970-09-27) 27 September 1970 (age 53)
Education The School of St Mary and St Anne
  • Television presenter
  • writer
  • producer
  • journalist
Years active 2000–present
Employer Channel 4
Partner(s) Charles Martin (1996–2014)
Sue Perkins (2014–2021)

Anna Clare Richardson (born 27 September 1970) is an English television presenter, writer and journalist. She has presented various television shows for Channel 4, including Supersize vs Superskinny (2008–2009), The Sex Education Show (2008–2011), Secret Eaters (2012–2014), Supershoppers (2016–2019) and Changing Rooms (2021–present).

Early life

Richardson was born on 27 September 1970 in Wellington, Shropshire, England, daughter of Canon James Richardson, OBE, vicar of Great Brington, Northamptonshire, and Janet, a religious education teacher. She was educated at The School of St Mary and St Anne, an Anglican girls' independent boarding school in the village of Abbots Bromley near Rugeley, Staffordshire.


Richardson started her television presenting career on The Big Breakfast on Channel 4, and thereafter for the next six years appeared regularly in television programmes including Love Bites for ITV, for which she was nominated for an RTS award.

Richardson went on to present Love Bites Back, Dream Ticket, Des Res, and the ITV series Big Screen, in which she interviewed a number of prominent Hollywood personalities.

Richardson has written and produced television programmes including No Waste Like Home, Turn Back Your Body Clock and Channel 4 series You Are What You Eat.

Richardson presents Channel 4's Secret Eaters, which began on 16 May 2012. She, alongside Louise Redknapp, hosts How Not to Get Old, which began on 7 August 2013. Richardson and Andi Osho present Supershoppers, which began on Channel 4 on 1 February 2016. Osho has now been replaced by Sabrina Grant.

In 2017, Richardson co-presented How to Retire at 40 on Channel 4. From January to June 2018, she was a panellist on six episodes of ITV's Loose Women. In February 2018, she co-presented How to Get Fit Fast with Amar Latif on Channel 4.

In 2019, Richardson presented Channel 4's Thomas Cook: The Rise and Fall of Britain’s Oldest Travel Agent, a documentary about the collapse of Thomas Cook Group.

Richardson presents Channel 4's How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours. The first episode aired on 26 April 2021.

On 5 May 2021, Channel 4 confirmed Richardson will be the host of the reboot of Changing Rooms.

On 13 June 2023, Channel 4 commissioned the documentary The Truth About the 'Skinny' Jab about slimming jabs, which Richardson presented. It aired on 19th September 2023.

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