The Countdown wordsmith and lexicographer's "unscientific" Twitter survey prompted a lot of suggestions.
The seventh permanent host of the Channel 4 gameshow has now been confirmed, after Anne stepped down in 2022.
The comedian and his ex-husband announced their split earlier this year after 13 years together.
"I think Susie Dent is great. Erm... Rachel Riley is completely brilliant at the maths."
After stepping down as host of Countdown, Anne now says she's "done" with TV.
“I keep reading I’m the favourite to be the new Countdown host, but there are 3 problems."