Richard Osman looks to the end of Pointless as writing career takes off

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Richard Osman has suggested he might not host Pointless forever, and that’s news we just can’t handle right now.

The star has presented the popular quiz show alongside Alexander Armstrong since 2009.

However, with his writing career taking off after the popularity of his bestseller The Thursday Murder Club, people are wondering how long he’ll stick with it.

Richard pointed out that you can film ‘years’ worth of quiz shows quite quickly due to recording about four in one day, so we should still expect to see him on-screen for the forseeable.

‘I want to write forever now because I love it and I feel like I’ve got such a connection to it,’ he added Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard on Good Morning Britain.

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‘I’ll try to do Pointless for as long as I possibly can – nothing lasts forever.’

Richard has seen huge success with his debut novel, which is being adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg.

The star is also writing two sequels.

Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong on Pointless

Richard and Alexander have presented the quiz show since 2009 (Picture: BBC)

Last year, Richard left Endemol but promised he would be continuing with Pointless.

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.

Richard Osman

Richard’s seen huge success with his writing career (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘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.’

Pointless involves teams of two having to guess, through a series of rounds, correct but obscure answers to questions, in their bid to nab as much cash as possible.

While it’s possible to not win a huge amount on the show, some contestants have walked away with some pretty big jackpots.

The highest of these came in 2013, when father and son team David and Jonathan Hammond Williams took home an impressive £24,750.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. Pointless airs weekdays at 5:15pm on BBC One.

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