Pointless announces Taskmaster's Sally Phillips and Rose Matafeo among new guest hosts

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Pointless has announced its next group of guest hosts, with two Taskmaster favourites among those joining Alexander Armstrong.

Following Richard Osman's departure from the quiz show last year, the show has been enjoying a series a guest presenters to fill his slot.

The BBC has now confirmed the next roster for this year, with Taskmaster series 5 star Sally Phillips and series 9 star Rose Matafeo among them.

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Also announced are Great British Menu's Andi Oliver, Celebrity Gogglebox's Gyles Brandreth, The Mash Report's Nish Kumar, comedians Lucy Porter and Ria Lina, and Radio 1 presenter Vick Hope.

“I am so looking forward to trying Richard Osman’s big shoes on and being the answer police on Pointless. I am certain the power of the Pointless laptop will go to my head, and I will become insufferable, which I am also really looking forward to," Sally said of joining.

Rose added: “I am over the moon to be co-hosting Pointless. As an ardent fan of television quiz shows, this is my Everest."

Meanwhile, presenter Armstrong said: “It has been a really fun process sharing the hosting with so many different guests.

"They have all brought their own styles and senses of humour, keeping the show fresh and exciting every time, and I can’t wait to welcome more celebrity hosts to the show this year.”

Among the original line-up of guest hosts have been Coronation Street's Sally Lindsay, Taskmaster's Ed Gamble, The Last Leg's Alex Brooker, BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, The Split's Stephen Mangan and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq.

Pointless airs on BBC One.

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