Halfway through filming the next series of Pointless, I caught up with Richard Osman to talk about why he loves Two Tribes so much, what he’s learnt by moving in front of the camera, and who he’d have on his quiz show tribe.
Richard Osman may have started his presenting career in 2009, but behind-the-scenes he’s been working in TV for many many years. He was a writer for Have I Got News For You? and Whose Line Is It Anyway, and then produced many a show including Deal Or No Deal, Total Wipeout and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
When he pitched Pointless in 2009 it was clear that Alexander Armstrong should host, but when it came to a co-host, not even Richard could believe the BBC wanted him! From there he went on to present Two Tribes in August 2014 and next week the series returns for 30 episodes, the second half of the second series which began in February.