Pointless Co-Host Richard Osman Resigns From The Popular BBC Quiz Show After 13 Years With Host Alexander Armstrong

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.

The 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.

I'll still be on for Pointless Celebrities, but the main series will be lacking in my presence”.

The 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.

He 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.

No new permanent co-host of Pointless has or will be found”.

Alexander 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.

In 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 trivia.

Richard Osman and the BBC have agreed to a multi-million pound severance package, though the amount hasn't been publicly disclosed. 

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