Angela Rippon talks ‘ups and downs’ working for the BBC as she refuses to retire
Angela Rippon is still working for the BBC, having fronted Rip Off Britain for the past 16 years and getting her big break at BBC South West in Plymouth when she was just 21, and she is showing no signs of slowing down. However, the Strictly Come Dancing star, 79, has now admitted working for the company hasn’t come without its fair share of negative times.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the presenter, who insisted she has no plans to retire ahead of celebrating her 80th birthday this year, shared: “I think with everything there are ups and downs. I mean, as an organisation, I suppose in all truth, you never feel you are necessarily working for a big organisation.
“You are working with individual parts of that organisation with production teams. I’ve been working now with the Rip Off Britain production team for up to 16 years and they're absolutely fantastic. They've all become friends.
“And other programmes that I've worked on, I've made really lifelong friends with whom I've worked.” Angela went on to say that the idea of working for the BBC hits home for her more when she discusses the broadcaster with people she meets in other countries.
Angela recalled: “I suppose the time that you think about it as an organisation is particularly when I'm abroad. I remember being on holiday in Greece many, many years ago and meeting someone who, by then, was quite a wealthy shipping magnate.