In celebration of its 1,000th episode, Pointless presenters Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong – wait for it – switched roles on the quiz show last night.
As often happens when there are huge shifts in an established element of modern culture, people went a bit mad.
Reacting to Osman leaving the safe confines of his table and chair to stand up and banter with the contestants, while Armstrong took a seat, fans of the show were in despair:
OMG I DONT LIKE IT SWAP THEM BACK @TVsPointless
— ???????????????????? (@AimeeLouise9898) January 16, 2017
— ⒸⓇⒶⓘⒼ (@CraigS0309) January 16, 2017
Watching the 1000th Pointless episode. The 3 year old just asked "Why does the glasses man have the standy upy bit?" @richardosman
— Rachel Mackenzie (@RachEM22) January 16, 2017
— Karen Sheard (@klsheard) January 16, 2017
#pointless they're the wrong way round i'm uncomfortable
— hannah (@gonerghosts) January 16, 2017
This is like when Ant & Dec went their separate ways in the jungle #Pointless
— Peachy (@Peachy_Mark) January 16, 2017
Even Osman was a bit out of sorts, after revealing to Radio Times: “I was happy when I got back behind the desk.”
This is even freaking me out #Pointless1000
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) January 16, 2017
Pointless continues as normal this evening with Osman and Armstrong back where they truly belong.