Pointless star Richard Osman ‘gives away answer’ in huge quizzing blunder

The presenter soon realised his he'd made a huge gaffe

Pointless host Richard Osman was left a little red-faced on Friday’s show after he managed to give away an answer during the very first round.

The contestants, who included a woman called Sylvia and her partner Patricia, had been asked to list ingredients in a number of recipes.

Meanwhile, host Alexander Armstrong asked Sylvia about what she does and she revealed she’s part of a community choir.

Oops! The moment Richard realised his blunder (Credit: BBC)

“I do try to sing Soprano on a good day,” she said.

Alexander laughed, “On a good day,” before adding, “What are you working on at the moment?”

“We do quite a few songs from the musicals but we’re doing the lovely song… you know I can’t even think of it at the minute. It’s escaped me.”

At that point Richard chimed in and suggested “Agadoo” by Black Lace.

Sylvia with partner Patricia (Credit: BBC)

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Still stuck, Sylvia replied, “Something like that. The title just escaped me and I don’t know why.”

“Is it Ghostbusters?” Richard continued, but Sylvia shook her head.

“OK, I’ll keep thinking. Is it Push It by Salt N Pepa?”

Sadly, she didn’t make it to the final (Credit: BBC)

Realising Richard’s gaffe, Sylvia replied: “Might have been but he’s just pinched my answer. I was going to say pepper.”

Richard, aware he had just given away a big clue, clapped his hand over his mouth.

“I was just going to say I hope somebody’s put some pepper in something,” Sylvia went on.

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Pepper turned out to be a solid answer as Sylvia and her quizzing partner Patricia got through to the next round – though sadly, they didn’t reach the final.

“Boo-boo from Richard giving pepper away #pointless,” one viewer wrote on Twitter following the gaffe.

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