Richard Osman says Queen Elizabeth II was “very competitive” at Pointless

Richard Osman remembered the timeuseless Host Alexander Armstrong played a game of the quiz show with Queen Elizabeth II.

The king, who died last week at the age of 96, was known as a fan of the daytime quiz show, which tests contestants on obscure knowledge.

Appears on Lorraine On Thursday (September 15), Osman recalled a time when host Alexander Armstrong was invited to a game at the Sandringham Women’s Institute useless.

“He was invited to see the Queen. I realize I wasn’t invited,” he joked to Lorraine Kelly.

“He went to Sandringham WI and played a game useless. There were two teams, the Queen captained one of the teams against a local woman from the village.”

Osman continued: “The Queen’s team won. [Armstrong] said she was very, very open in her opinion on what answers to give and in the end he presented her with one useless Trophy.”

According to Armstrong, Osman said the Queen was “apparently very ambitious and very funny”.

“I was angry the next day because he kept everything a secret,” he joked. “I was angry that I hadn’t been invited.”

Armstrong was invited to meet the Queen in 2019

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Alexander Armstrong said in 2017 that a “palace insider” told him the Queen first stumbled upon the show in the 2010s and quickly fell in love.

“A palace insider told us she’s looking at it,” he said while speaking for the 1,000. episode of the series advertises.

You can read more of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite series here. Richard Osman says Queen Elizabeth II was “very competitive” at Pointless


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