Richard Osman has announced that he has left BBC's hit quiz show Pointless after 13 years co-hosting the game show with good friend Alexander Armstrong.
51 year old stated that: “My choice to leave Pointless came down to
me having to deal with TV commitments, a food addiction, and writing
my Thursday Murder Club crime novels.
still be on for Pointless Celebrities, but the main series will be
lacking in my presence”.
main host of Pointless, Alexander Armstrong wished Richard Osman good
luck by posting on Twitter: “It is with grave sadness that I report
my Pointless Friend, Richard Osman, will no longer be appearing on
the main series of Pointless.
has stated that he will continue to appear on our Pointless
Celebrities special episodes, but various guest stars will now be
slated to periodically be my new co-host.
new permanent co-host of Pointless has or will be found”.
Armstrong and Richard Osman created Pointless in 2009 as an
“anti-game show” where contestants would try to score the lowest
points possible like when someone plays golf, and since then it has
become a hit for BBC-1.
2017, Pointless aired it's 1,000th episode and to
celebrate Osman and Armstrong switched positions, meaning Richard got
to host the show whilst Alexander announced the correct answers and
Osman and the BBC have agreed to a multi-million pound severance
package, though the amount hasn't been publicly disclosed.