Richard Osman, the fan-favourite co-host of BBC1’s Pointless, is going solo: the BBC have announced that he will front a new celebrity quiz show called House of Games.
The programme, which will pit celebrities against one another in a series of fast-paced quizzes, will air daily in a teatime slot on BBC2. Each day contestants will be cross-examined by Osman, before a daily winner is crowned in a quickfire round at the end of each episode. An overall winner will then be decided on Fridays of each week.
“The show is going to be great fun,” Osman said.
“Lots of great rounds, lots of competitive celebs, lots of surprises, and, most importantly, so much to play along with at home.”
Osman is a quiz show veteran. On top of co-creating and co-presenting anti-quiz show Pointless, he has also previously worked on Deal or No Deal and 8 out of 10 Cats. More recently, he co-presented on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night show along with Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell.
Earlier this year he proved his comedic improv chops in BBC3’s madcap ‘reality’ series Murder in Successville. Check out a clip below:
But fear not Pointless fans. Despite Osman’s new role, the quiz co-hosted by Osman and Alexander Armstrong will be back on our screens later this year for series 11.
Richard Osman’s House of Games will air on BBC2 later this year.