For over 10 years, Richard Osman has been one of the most two stars of the preferred BBC quiz display Pointless.. He has grow to be a family identify along Alexander Armstrong and lots of audience shall be unhappy to understand he has left his position at the display to pursue a profession in writing.
However, some is also shocked to determine that Richard is not the one well-known member of the Osman circle of relatives, and he in truth has a well known rockstar brother.
The 51-year-old BBC famous person is the more youthful brother of Mat Osman – a bass guitarist and founder member of Suede, who’re regarded as alongside Oasis, Blur and Pulp to be one of the most greatest Britpop bands in historical past.
Suede had been one of the most ‘giant 4’ within the style and their band accomplished the quickest promoting debut album in nearly 10 years when it went to the highest of charts in 1993. Sadly handiest Mat and singer Brett Anderson stay within the band from the unique line-up, with Suede splitting up in 2003 prior to reuniting seven years later.
Mat is 3 years older than Richard, who has already filmed his remaining episode of Pointless. According to The Mirror, he used to listen to Mat recording demos within the circle of relatives house as a youngster. He advised the Douglas Anderson Show as soon as that he has “at all times been a fan” of his brother’s song and stated it was once “superb” when he accomplished good fortune with Suede within the 90s.
Richard’s debut novel ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ accomplished quick good fortune after a stint making song for TV programmes corresponding to 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Marriage Ref, his older brother Mat has additionally became his hand to writing. His first guide The Ruins, was once launched in February 2020 and his 2nd, The Ghost Theatre, was once picked up via Bloomsbury Publishing previous this yr.
The pair had been raised via their unmarried mum after their dad walked when Richard was once 9 years outdated. He stated it was once “the worst factor that is ever came about to me”.
“He simply left and I didn’t see him once more for two decades – that’s onerous,” Richard stated. “When you’re a child rising up you’re all proper as long as you might have a guardian who loves and cares for you. It is handiest whilst you grow older that you simply realise you actually overlooked that male position type. It derails you and it takes a very long time to get again not off course. It takes you a large number longer to mature and in finding your self.”