Richard Osman at Endemol

Richard Osman at Endemol: Huge TV shows you didn’t know he created

The presenter is leaving his role after 20 years

Richard Osman announced he’s leaving his role at Endemol after 20 years.

The Pointless host said he’s leaving as the media company’s creative director after joining them way back in 1999.

What other TV shows did Richard Osman create as he leaves Endemol?

But which other TV shows has Richard created that you may not think he did?

Richard Osman swore on Pointless
Richard Osman announced he’s leaving his role at Endemol after 20 years (Credit: BBC)


Richard had pitched the idea for Pointless to the BBC.

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He later become its co-presenter with Alexander Armstrong.

The programme launched in 2009.

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Richard has created a string of shows (Credit:

Prize Island

Richard created short-lived 2013 ITV game show Prize Island.

Alexander Armstrong and Emma Willis hosted the series, which saw four pairs take part in four game “rounds” to try and uncover prizes.

It aired from October to December in 2013, but ran for just six episodes.

If I Ruled the World

Richard created BBC Two comedy panel game show If I Ruled the World back in the late 90s.

The programme was similar to Have I Got News for You, however, it focused on parodying the behaviour of politicians.

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Richard created BBC Two comedy panel game show If I Ruled the World (Credit: /

Clive Anderson hosted the show.

Boyz Unlimited

Richard co-created Channel 4 sitcom Boyz Unlimited alongside David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

It aired on the network in 1999 and starred Gavin and Stacey star James Corden.

Richard recently said he’s looking forward to “creating new shows” following his departure from Endemol.

What did Richard Osman say about leaving Endemol?

The star said on Twitter: “I’ve worked at Endemol since I was 29, but it’s time for me to move on.

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“Will still be doing Pointless/House Of Games & working with brilliant people there.

“But also looking forward to creating new shows with new people. It’s been a wonderful 20 years, and I will miss it very much.”

He added: “I’m aware that people who think I’m a TV presenter didn’t even know I had an actual, real job, but there we are.”

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