Richard Osman has feigned outrage that the laptop in the pointless Studio actually works.
In April, the BBC announced that Osman had resigned pointless after almost 13 years.
The TV personality had hosted the show with Alexander Armstrong since its very first episode in 2009, with the latter now being joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts for the new series.
Coronation Street and Scott & Bailey Star Sally Lindsay was the first celebrity to follow in Osman’s footsteps for last night’s episode (September 20) and she used a laptop in the studio to support her presentation.
Osman – who was rarely seen on the device during his hosting years – shared a picture of Lindsay using the computer and tweeted: “Wait the laptop is WORKING NOW????”
Lindsay later wrote: “Thank you everyone (especially the legend @richardosman) for your comments and support regarding useless. It’s such a great show and thanks for giving me a chance and letting me turn on the laptop!”
The next celebrities in the series to co-host with Armstrong include Alex Brooker, Lauren Laverne, Stephen Mangan, Konnie Huq and Ed Gamble.
Osman’s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, was released in September 2020 and became a bestseller. The worldwide film rights were later bought by Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Entertainment.
A continuation, The man who died twicearrived in September 2021.
useless sees members of the public compete for a cash prize by finding correct but obscure answers to four rounds of general knowledge questions.
Osman was not originally intended to be Armstrong’s co-host. However, after he landed the role as part of a demonstration planned for the BBC, executives asked him to continue with the first series.
The program switched from BBC Two to BBC One after two successful years.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/richard-osman-pointless-laptop-sally-lindsay-b2171797.html Richard Osman feigns outrage at senseless laptop reveal