Richard Osman has promised fans he won’t be quitting Pointless, after the presenter and producer announced he is leaving his role at Endemol.
The game show host confirmed he was leaving his job as the media company’s creative director after first joining them in 1999.
Joking that most people didn’t even know he had an ‘actual, real job’, Richard assured viewers that he’ll still be making Pointless and House of Games.
‘I’ve worked at Endemol since I was 29, but it’s time for me to move on. Will still be doing Pointless/House Of Games & working with brilliant people there. But also looking forward to creating new shows with new people,’ he wrote.
‘It’s been a wonderful 20 years, and I will miss it very much,’ he said, adding: ‘I’m aware that people who think I’m a TV presenter didn’t even know I had an actual, real job, but there we are.’
Richard’s career in TV began as a programme associate on Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 1995.
He was executive producer on the likes of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Deal Or No Deal and Total Wipeout, joining Endemol and eventually becoming creative director.
He has presented Pointless alongside Alexander Armstrong since 2009.
More recently, Osman has found great success as an author, signing a whopping £1.1 million book deal for his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club.
He previously admitted that he would rather be an author than a TV presenter and even placed a bet on himself to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Pointless airs from Monday to Friday at 5.10pm on BBC One.
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