Richard Osman Biography

(TV presenter)

Richard Osman is an English television presenter, producer, comedian, director, and novelist. He is known for being the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless.

Relationship Facts of Richard Osman

  • Richard Osman is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Richard Osman?

Richard was married in the late 1990s but had a divorce in 2007

. Moreover, he shares two kids: a son named Sonny and a daughter named Ruby. Currently, he lives with his two teenagers in west London.

The tall geeky celebrity has also dated radio DJ Emily Dean for a year from February 2015.

Currently, he had found a new love interest. She is Jazz singer Sumudu Jayatilaka. He and his girlfriend first made a public appearance at James Blunt’s pub in February 2019.

But this couple is not together. They split in the year 2020.

Who is Richard Osman?

Richard Osman is an English TV presenter, producer, comedian, and director. Also, Osman is a novel writer.

He is famous for creating and co-presenting the BBC One TV quiz show Pointless. 

Richard Osman: Age, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality

Osman was born on 28 November 1970 in  Billericay, Essex, England.

As of 2022, he is 52 years of age.

He was born as the son of Brenda Wright (mother) and David Osman(father).

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Unfortunately, his father walked out on them when he was just nine making his life very difficult since then.

In addition, he also has a brother named Mat Osman.

His ethnicity remains unknown. Osman is of British nationality.

Education, School/College University

For Education, Richard attended the Warden Park School.

Moreover, he studied Politics and Sociology at Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated in 1992.

Richard Osman: Professional Life, Career

Osman began working as a script editor on Total Wipeout after his graduation from Cambridge. Furthermore, he also wrote the sitcom Boyz Unlimited which starred David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

Richard’s breakthrough came in 2009. That year he also pitched the idea for Pointless and even became a co-presenter. On the show, he is jokingly referred to as Alexander’s “pointless friend”.

In the meantime, Richard had also worked exclusively behind the scenes. He had worked a producer on Deal Or No Deal, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and 10 O’Clock Live.

Since then, he has also worked as a presenter on Two Tribes. Similarly, he was also a team captain on Insert Name Here. Also, he worked as the presenter of the Channel 4 show Child Genius.

Often, he guest-presents The One Show. Similarly, he has also appeared multiple times on both Have I Got News For You? and Would I Lie To You?

Furthermore, Richard has a new show on BBC Two titled Richard Osman’s House of Games. In this show, four popular people come and test their G.K. skills by taking part in trivia-based games.

Awards, Nominations

As per the rumors and controversy, in 2011, Osman won Heats Weirdest Crush Award.

Richard Osman: Net Worth, Salary

As an English TV presenter, producer, comedian, director, and novel writer he has a net worth of £1.38 million but his salary and exact income are not revealed to date.

It is said that he also makes some money as a presenter and writer.

Richard Osman: Rumors and Controversies

Osman came under some controversy for his decision to not award a point to a contestant in April 2019.

In his show, Pointless, the contestants were asked to answer to words beginning with the prefix ‘Para’.

James was the first to answer.

He gave the answer as Paramarimbo which is the capital of and chief port of Suriname, South America.

However, Richard refused to accept the answer as the contestant had added an extra ‘m’ to the word Paramaribo.
The viewers were not happy with this decision because of the day before. One contestant’s answer was accepted even after giving their answer to David Borneaz instead of David Boreanaz.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Richard Osman stands very tall at the height of around 6 feet 7 inches.

In addition, he has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Besides this, there is no information about his body weight, shoe size, and other body sizes.

Social Media

Richard uses social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

He has around 5.2k likes on his Facebook. In addition, he has around 1 million followers on his Twitter account.

But he is not active on the social media site Instagram. 

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