Nonsense ‘Richard Osman stepped down as presenter recently after 13 years, and now his replacement has been confirmed by the BBC – with several celebrities standing in for Richard
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Richard Osman’s Pointless replacement was revealed after he dropped out of the show.
The presenter has been on the show for more than a decade alongside Alexander Armstrong, but last month it was revealed he would be leaving the show to focus on his writing career and leaving the quiz show main joy in the present moment.
Now, it has been revealed by the BBC who will replace him and will appear alongside Alexander Armstrong. While Richard will no longer be making a lot of appearances on Pointless, he will continue to co-host Pointless Celebrities as well as Richard Osman’s Game House.
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There will be a number of celebrities who will be joining as guest co-hosts including Sally Lindsay, Alex Brooker, Lauren Laverne, Stephen Mangan, Konnie Huq and Ed Gamble, who will all star alongside the presenter. Alexander Armstrong himself.
Speaking of the change, Alexander said: “This is going to be one such trip! Richard will still go there once a week on Saturdays to make sure everything turns out fine, but otherwise it’s not. , I just brought in useless new friends and showed them the ropes. Lots of new and interesting personalities on the table beside me. I can’t wait.”
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Of her new job, Sally added: “As everyone knows I LOVE a game show and being asked to sit in Richard Osman’s divine chair is thrilling! Can’t wait for Pointless”, while Stephen Mangan said: “I’m so excited to join my old friend Xander in such an iconic show. What could happen?”
In a statement Lauren Laverne described it as an “honour and thrill”, while Ed Gamble, added: “I assume someone joked about having a big shoe to fill but I do. I want everyone to know that I’ve been thinking about that.
“I crossed the moon to co-host one of my favorite TV shows and I can’t wait to show everyone my perfect general knowledge (provided I always have Internet access).”
Konnie Huq is very much looking forward to her role and “shares her smart gems on the show” while Alex Brooker said, “When you think of Richard Osman in Pointless, you think of glamour, intelligence, his intelligence and intelligence.
“I’m so proud to think that the show has decided to go down the exact opposite path for me! I’m so excited to be a part of such an outstanding show and can’t wait to work with Xander! .”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/richard-osmans-pointless-replacement-revealed-27083232 Richard Osman's no-nonsense replacement revealed by BBC after star resigns