Richard Osman has stated that he had no interest in learning about his paternal heritage on a forthcoming episode of Who Do You Think You Are? The departing Pointless co-host will appear as part of the 19th season of the BBC genealogy programme.
Season 19 of Who Do You Think You Are? begins on Thursday 26 May on BBC One at 9pm, featuring Sue Perkins.
As a result, he didn’t see the need to explore his father’s ancestry on Who Do You Think You Are? “My dad’s side of the family wasn’t something I was interested in because that’s not the family I grew up in,” he explained to Radio Times.
Though the show usually traces the celebrity participant’s family history on both sides, Osman’s episode will solely focus on his mother’s forebears.