Pointless: Richard Osman says show's production is ‘difficult’
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Mr Osman will return to screens tonight as he co-presents Celebrity Pointless alongside Alexander Armstrong on BBC One at 5:30. The quiz show asks its contestant to score as few points as possible by trying to come up with answers no one else can think of for general-knowledge questions. This week’s episode is a celebrity soaps edition, and will include Davood Ghadami and James Bye of EastEnders, Tina Hobley, who is best known for her stint on Holby City and Louis Emerick of Brookside.
Mr Osman, who has presented the BBC One tea-time quiz show since 2009, is known for a sarcastic wit.
In 2020, after news broke of Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down from senior royal duties, the presenter took to Twitter to express his glee.
Mr Osman tweeted to his one million followers: “‘What will Meghan and Harry do for a living?’ is a weird question to ask the one member of the Royal Family who most recently had their own full-time job.”
The presenter was referencing Meghan’s career as an actress, where she found acclaim in American legal drama series Suits.
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A day earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Instagram their decision to “step back as ‘senior’ members” of the Royal Family.
The unprecedented split, dubbed Megxit, saw the couple seek financial independence and split their time between the UK and North America.
The tweet garnered almost 38 thousand likes and was retweeted over 300 times.
Mr Osman added in the comments to his tweet: “I love Harry and Meghan.”
The comments were largely in support of Meghan and Harry with one person commenting: “She and Harry will be a happier couple and parents.
“They will be great ambassadors for this country and the charities will still benefit.”
Despite Mr Osman’s comments against the Royal Family, his co-host Mr Armstong once claimed he had played Pointless with the Queen in 2019.
Mr Armstrong explained on The One Show: “I went to give a talk up at the Sandringham WI and the president of the Sandringham WI just happens to be the Queen.”
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Presenter Alex Jones exclaimed, “And she was there” to which Mr Armstrong replied “Yeah she’s not going to miss a talk from the Pointless man.”
The presenter said that he and Mr Osman have a portable version of the game with a modified structure, and they treated the Sandringham WI to a game.
Topics included birds and naval ships which Mr Armstrong said the Queen: “Absolutely aced.”
When asked if she won the trophy, Mr Alexander revealed Her Majesty was given a special 1000th edition trophy.
After the event, Mr Armstrong told reporters the monarch displayed: “some deft, silky Pointless skills.”
Watch Celebrity Pointless on BBC One at 5:30.
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