Richard Osman



24 Hour Quiz (devisor)

All About Two

Beat the Nation (executive producer)

The Birthday Cake Game

Deal or No Deal (executive producer)

The Fake News Show (team captain)

Have I Got News for You (guest host)

House of Games

If I Ruled the World... (devisor)

Insert Name Here (team captain)

Let's Play Darts (participant)

Pointless (co-host)

Prize Island (devisor)

Space Cadets (co-devisor)

Taskmaster (participant)

Total Wipeout (script editor)

Two Tribes

Whose Line is it Anyway? (programme associate)


TV producer who has worked at Hat Trick and from 2000 to 2020 at Endemol UK where was Creative Director. Went native in 2009 to be the adjudicator on BBC2's Pointless. His BBC2 panel game If I Ruled the World... had two series in the UK but went on to become an international hit.

He also wrote the sitcom Boyz Unlimited, on which David Walliams and Matt Lucas had co-creator credits.


His brother Mat is the bassist for Suede, and provided the music for Zeppotron's 8 Out of 10 Cats. His wife, Ingrid Oliver, narrated French Collection; they met on House of Games.

Has guest hosted at least two game shows; the 1000th episode of Pointless saw him and Alexander Armstrong swap roles, while Osman and Colin Murray swapped roles for a couple of rounds during the fifth episode of the 2023 Championship of Champions episode of of Countdown.

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