Richard Osman: ‘Hope it didn’t cause arguments’ Host apologises to fans after new move

Pointless host Richard Osman, 49, released the book House Of Games back in October. The test-your-knowledge book includes 101 new and classic games, with one titled Christmas Answer Smash questions.

Today, he joked that he hoped his book didn’t cause “too many arguments” over the festive period.

In view of his 854,000 followers, he wrote: “I hope the House Of Games book didn’t cause too many arguments at Christmas, and I apologise for some of my Christmas Answer Smash questions.

“Did anyone manage to solve all of them?”

Richard’s post prompted many of his social media fans to comment and share examples of their game.

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He also addressed reports that he landed a seven-figure deal for writing a crime novel.

“My work life just opened out a little bit and I thought, ‘I’m going to take this seriously for the first time and properly do it’,” he added.

“So I tucked myself away and I did it in secret. I didn’t want to be someone saying, ‘Oh, I’m writing a novel’. But I’m incredibly proud of it and people seem to like it.”

When asked if this could reduce his time on television, he added: “I don’t know, is the truth.

“Genuinely, we’ll see what happens, but I wouldn’t want to choose between the two, because I love them both.”

Tonight, Richard will front his show World Cup of the Decade.

His guests include Jon Richardson, Lorraine Kelly, Alex Brooker and Rhianna Dhillon.

Richard Osman’s World Cup of the Decade airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.