Richard Osman: 'I announce my resignation' Pointless host exclaims after 'miscalculation'


    While Pointless presenter Richard Osman, 49, was watching today’s viewing of Bargain Hunt, he decided to comment on the “absolute scenes” he witnessed when a vintage bike sold for a steep price. The TV producer admitted he was announcing his “resignation” from television, after slipping up.

    On the daytime show, potential buyers were looking at a vintage bike and it quickly sparked Richard’s shock.

    The BBC favourite wrote to his 950,000 Twitter followers: “No WAY is he going to sell that vintage bike for more than £250.

    “Absolutely no way #BargainHunt.”

    However, after the auctioneer managed to sell his item, in an additional tweet, Richard penned: “£320. Absolute scenes #BargainHunt.”

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    The Pointless star, who hosts the game show alongside Alexander Armstrong, went on to admit: “I announce my resignation from television. #BargainHuntMiscalculation.”

    It wasn’t long before many fans waded in to comment on the moment and how it was “nonsense”.

    “It’s nonsense. I’m fuming,” one replied.

    Another went on to tweet: “I’m glad that I’m not the only person who’s developed a weird interest in Bargain Hunt during the pandemic.”

    “And she’s not awake yet, so I can get away with saying this.”

    Fans of the host were quick to share their thoughts on his sweet message, as one said: “Wow, what a great dad, start off with embarrassment and work through to schmalz.

    “Such a lucky daughter to have a father who loves her.”

    Another commented: “What! More accomplished than presenter, producer, author, genius and all round charming Richard Osman?

    “I doubt it! Happy birthday to her!”

    Richard, who is also a father to a son, Sonny, previously called his children his “best friends”.

    Speaking to in 2016, the presenter confessed: “My best friend is… I have to say my two children, who are 17 and 15 – they’re my best friends.

    “I see them a lot but it’s soon to be a lot less as my daughter is off to Shanghai University.”


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