Unable to control his fits of laughter, Alexander and co-host Richard Osman were in hysterics following the answer by contestant Gemma surrounding who was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. The show airs at 5.15pm weekdays on the BBC and has become a hit for the broadcaster since emerging on screens back in 2009. The aim of the programme is to guess the most obscure answers to questions, which have been answered by 100 random members of the public.
Depending on how many people have given the correct answer, the score for the response reflects the number of correct answers, with people aiming to get a “pointless” answer.
But six years ago, Alexander and Richard were in pieces after Gemma’s remarkable response to what would normally be a relatively easy answer.
Gemma was filling in answers on the board and was asked to guess who had been killed by Oswald.
On the show, she said: “That’s quite hard. I’m going to have to go assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas as JR.
“Oh I think I might have got completely the wrong Dallas…”
Stunned, Alexander attempted to control his laughter as he explained: “JR…Well I really thought that was going to be a correct answer…well thank you Gemma.”
But he couldn’t control it any longer as he erupted in bouts of giggles along with Richard, the BBC audience and fellow contestants.
Turning to the audience, Alexander then joked: “Let’s see if JR is right. Let’s see how many of our 100 people said JR.”
Since its first airing, the show has amassed a loyal following of fans, with more than 1,400 episodes broadcast.
It has been nominated for a string of awards including best Comedy Panel Show at the National Television Awards and Best Daytime Show at the TV Choice Awards.
Alexander has recently taken a slot presenting a show on Classic FM, while Richard juggles his duties on ‘Pointless’ by appearing on various panel shows including BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’.
Published at Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:49:00 +0000