Richard Osman has been on the popular daytime TV quiz show Pointless with his friend Alexander Armstrong since the series first started on the BBC.
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Richard Osman quit Pointless after 13 years.
The 51-year-old has been on the popular daytime TV quiz show with friend Alexander Armstrong since the series first started airing on the BBC in 2009.
In recent years, however, Richard has enjoyed huge success in his writing career, with the best-selling Thursday Murder Club being picked up by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg for adaptation. into a movie.
And it is reported that Richard wants to focus on his writing and will leave the quiz competition.
Sun announced that Richard – who created the show’s format – would be replaced by alternate co-hosts.
Meanwhile, it is believed he will continue to host Pointless Celebrities, though it is likely he will also give up on that.
A BBC source told the publication: “Richard has become a staple of the daytime schedule but sadly all good things must come to an end.
“Richard loved every second of being on the show with Xander but he really wanted to dedicate himself to his writing career, a resounding success.”
They said his departure was “completely amicable” but that he did not have enough hours in the day to continue performing on the show.
The insider added: “His literary career is going from strength to strength so he has to be a little more selective with what he does on television.”
It is reported that he will continue to host the BBC show House of Games.
Richard’s first novel, released in 2020, is the third best-selling hardcover book of all time in the UK and its follow-up, The Man Who Died Twice (2021) is the sixth best .
* Pointless airs weekdays on BBC One
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/breaking-richard-osman-quits-pointless-26666836 Richard Osman quit Pointless after 13 years as he changed his career