Pointless legend Richard Osman has a rock star brother in a chart-topping band | The Sun

POINTLESS legend Richard Osman has a rock star brother in a chart-topping band.

Richard, 51, has won a legion of fans thanks to his role alongside Alexander Armstrong on Pointless, which he has held since it began in 2009.


Richard has also branched out to have his own quiz show, House of Games, on BBC Two and in recent years has become a bestselling author.

However, Richard isn't the only member of his family to have found fame, as his older brother Mat is a rock star.

Mat, 54, is a bass guitarist and is a founding member of Britpop icons, Suede.

The band was founded in 1989, and its debut album was the fastest selling in almost 10 years when it reached the top of the UK charts.

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Suede became one of the 'Britpop four' alongside Blur, Oasis and Pulp, and the band's hits included She's in Fashion, Beautiful Ones and Animal Nitrate.

Richard has spoken about hearing his brother recording demos at home when they were younger.

He told The Douglas Anderson Show: "I have always been a fan, and then it broke for them very, very big in the early 90s, and it was amazing."

Suede broke up in 2003 and Mat provided music for TV shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Marriage Ref and You Have Been Watching.

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The band reformed in 2010, with Mat and singer Brett Anderson being the only remaining original members of the group.

Meanwhile, Richard confirmed he would be leaving Pointless after 13 years back in April.

He is doing so to focus on his hugely successful writing career –
which has seen him become a best-selling author.

However, he will continue to host spin-off Pointless Celebrities.


Pointless airs weekdays at 5.15pm on BBC One.

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