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 Naked Attraction (2016–present).
Richardson was born on 27 September 1970 in Shropshire, England. She was educated at The School of St Mary and St Anne, a High Church 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, where she met and interviewed a number of prominent Hollywood personalities.
Richardson has also written and produced television programmes including No Waste Like Home; Turn Back Your Body Clock; and Channel 4's series You Are What You Eat.
Richardson fronted Channel 4's The Sex Education Show, broadcast from 9 September to 14 October 2008. The Sex Education Show returned in March 2009 as The Sex Education Show vs. Pornography. A third series The Sex Education Show: Am I Normal? was broadcast on July 2010. The fourth series, called The Sex Education Show: Stop Pimping Our Kids, aired from 19–21 April 2011. The fifth series began on 19 July 2011.
Richardson presents Channel 4's Secret Eaters, which began on 16 May 2012. She also presents How Not to Get Old alongside Louise Redknapp which began on 7 August 2013. Richardson and Andi Osho present Supershoppers, which began on Channel 4 on 1 February 2016, although Osho has now been replaced by Sabrina Grant.
She presents Channel 4's Naked Attraction, which began on 25 July 2016.
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 is bisexual. She was in an 18-year relationship with British TV producer Charles Martin and as of 2014 is with comedienne Sue Perkins.
Legal dispute with Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Richardson sued Arnold Schwarzenegger and two of his aides, Sean Walsh and publicist Sheryl Main, over comments they made about her claims that he groped her. The case was settled in 2006.