It’s only a few days since Pointless aired its 1,000th episode (which had viewers freaking out as hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman swapped roles), but last night’s episode introduced another exciting first when Armstrong became part of the game itself.
One of favourite ever answer in #Pointless history coming up!
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) January 18, 2017
In one particular round Armstrong and Osman were looking for the names of artists who had top 40 albums in 2015, and as usual the more obscure answers would get the contestants closer to the prize. Of course, Pointless answers, where none of a panel of 100 people gave this particular answer to the question, would be even better.
— Pointless (@TVsPointless) January 18, 2017
And in a first for the series it was revealed that one such Pointless answer was Armstrong himself, whose album Year of Songs actually reached number 6 in the album charts back in 2015.
Armstrong’s face was priceless.
— Noel Wallace (@LaughingPsycho) January 18, 2017
And of course, the whole thing tickled the viewers.
Blimey, Alexander Armstrong's album was one of the top 40 sellers in 2015. #pointless
— Brian Haines (@brianhaines) January 18, 2017
— Tom Murray (@tmurray_04) January 18, 2017
Seminal moment. Enjoyed that immensely.
— ?⛵???? (@kanedhen) January 18, 2017
Best moment on #Pointless, 'Alexander Armstrong' being a pointless answer and Alexander is as shocked as the contestant ????????
— Charis M (@chariselaine) January 18, 2017
Alexander Armstrong had a top40 album in 2015. I was sure it was a silly joke. Who knew?! (No one it was a #Pointless answer)
— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) January 18, 2017
Alexander Armstrong was a pointless answer just then on Pointless hosted by Alexander Armstrong. Hugely enjoyable moment.
— Ciarz (@CiarzScrawlings) January 18, 2017
Now all we need to do is wait and see if Armstrong can return the favour for his “Pointless friend” Richard Osman. Hopefully we’ll see it sometime in the NEXT 1,000 episodes…
Pointless airs on BBC1 weekdays at 5:15pm