Committed game show host
Beloved British game show host Richard Osman has announced his engagement. The Useless The quiz show presenter revealed the good news in a May 22 interview with Irish writer Marian Keyes for The Guardian. Doctor Who actress Ingrid Oliver, 45, is about to marry him. Keyes asked her, “Is it true you’re getting married?” Osman replied, “Yes, exciting, isn’t it?!”
Oliver is best known for her role as Petronella Osgood, a supporting character in Doctor Who. She has previously appeared alongside her current fiancé on her TV show Richard Osman’s house of games. Last year, the actress moved into Richard’s house in London after the couple reportedly grew closer after a summer 2020 dinner.
The couple fueled engagement rumors in April after photos posted by The daily mail showed Oliver wearing an emerald ring on his wedding finger. This will be the second marriage for Osman, 51. He and his ex-wife separated in 2007 and share two children, Ruby and Sonny. Osman has previously detailed his experiences with The temperature about his father, who left the family at the age of ten.
“When my partnership broke up, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is going to be awful. “…I saw my kids all the time,” Osman said. “We quickly understood that it was not going to be the same, which is an extraordinary relief. They know that I love them and I tell them all the time, which annoys them. But no one ever told me that.”
On the Christmas Day edition of Desert Island Discs, the best-selling author spoke of a change in him due to his fiancée. “I’m happy with myself,” he said. I have these beautiful children, I met the woman I’m going to be with for the rest of my life. “This thing of competition and ambition, you soon realize that rocket fuel goes away and it’s all about happiness and my kids bring me happiness and Ingrid brings me happiness.”
The engagement was announced after Osman revealed he was leaving Pointless to focus on his novels. The man who died twice the author confirmed his departure on Twitter in April, writing “SOME NEWS! After 13 wonderful years, I’m leaving the day Useless, to focus on writing. Will still do the celebrity shows and ‘HouseOfGames’. It has been the GREATEST pleasure and I can’t wait to start watching as a viewer. Thank you everyone!”
After 13 wonderful years, I’m leaving Daytime Pointless to focus on writing. Will still do the celebrity shows and ‘HouseOfGames’. It has been the GREATEST pleasure and I can’t wait to start watching as a viewer. Thank you everyone! ❤️
—Richard Osman (@richardosman) April 8, 2022