RICHARD Osmoan has revealed he is quitting Pointless after more than 13 years presenting the much-love quiz show.
It will no doubt give the TV star more time to kick back and relax at home – which he recently updated with a million-pound renovation.
Richard, 51, decided to walk away from the long-running BBC One series having filmed more than 1,300 episodes and nearly 30 series.
He is doing so to focus on his hugely successful writing career – which has seen him become a best-selling author.
And the TV host already has the right space to get writing, as the proud owner of a stunning new home – which he renovated last year.
Richard showed off the stunning wooden floors throughout the home, as well as the splashes of colour and quirky wallpapers put on the walls.
“New house SO nearly done,” he teased back in June 2021, showing the bathroom with a large freestanding bath and walk-in rainfall shower.
The room had been completed with sleek black tiles and large wooden shutters, with industrial touches with panelled glass around the shower.
Elsewhere, he showed off the bedroom transformation – which had been painted with a blue trim around the room, and fitted with wood floors.
Downstairs, the blue and white theme is continued throughout the house with a games room and reading nook in the two colours.
A large pool table stands in the middle of the room, while a window seat had been fitted by the window to enjoy the garden views.
Meanwhile, in the living room – the large TV screen is flanked by yellow velvet sofas, where Richard’s pet cat is often seen relaxing.
The spacious kitchen also has a large dining table, surrounded by chairs of the same colour and finish, with white marble counters for cooking.
Touches of colour give the space a touch of Richard’s personality – including artwork, photographs and a bright pink staircase.
Finally, there is an ideal writing spot for Richard to work on his books – with a sleek desk sat in front of the upstairs window.
“Time for a spot of writing,” Richard wrote as he revealed the space, which has a grey velvet chair and plenty of plants, last November.
Richard has stepped down from his presenting role on Pointless, but is said to be continuing hosting the spin-off Pointless Celebrities.
A BBC source said: “Quiz fans and housewives all over the country will
be gutted by this news. Richard has become a staple of the daytime
schedule but sadly all good things must come to an end.
“Richard has loved every second of doing the show alongside Xander but
he really wants to give his all to his writing career which has been
an enormous success.
“His departure is completely amicable but he just does not have enough
hours in the day to do everything so sadly something had to give.
“His literary career is going from strength to strength so he’s having
to be slightly more choosy with what he does TV-wise.”