Richard Osman has said he would “love” to write his family members into a working class social history crime novel, following his stint on the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? The TV presenter and crime writer discovered his five-time great-grandmother Elizabeth, her son Gabriel and his wife were “at the heart” of solving a murder in Brighton after forming an amateur detective group.
The episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airs on 9 June.
Osman added: “I’ve got plenty of TV to be filming and I love, love, love writing the novels, is the truth.
Osman added that he is the “first one” from his family born with opportunity and hopes he “hasn’t wasted it, for their sakes”.