Preview – Pointless

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It is strange to think that a daytime quiz show that is essentially a backwards Family Fortunes should have gone on so long, but today Pointless celebrates its 1,000th episode.

Thus, today is a special episode featuring past contestants, including the first people ever to win show back in August 2009, and the couple who won the biggest ever jackpot: £24,750. But the biggest change for today is that Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman have swapped roles.

Can Osman cope without having his laptop in front of him? Can Armstrong correctly deliver Richard’s trademark country-related UN catchphrase? Will anyone mention the Central African Republic? Tune in to see.

Pointless is on BBC One at 17.15.