Richard Osman has confirmed that he and Doctor Who actress Ingrid Oliver have got engaged two years after they first started dating.
The Pointless host and best-selling author shared the happy news during an author-to-author chat with Marian Keyes for The Guardian on Monday.
Keyes outright asked the 51-year-old if he was “getting married”, to which he said: “Yes. Exciting, isn’t it?”
He and 44-year-old Oliver – who is best-known for playing Petronella Osgood in the BBC sci-fi drama – were friends for years before romance eventually blossomed in the summer of 2020.
Speaking about the couple’s relationship last year, Osman said: “[I’m] now in a place where I want to be. I’m happy with myself, I’ve got these beautiful kids, I’ve met the woman who I’m going to be with for the rest of my life.
“That thing of competition and ambition, you soon realise that rocket fuel disappears and it’s about happiness and my kids bring me happiness and Ingrid brings me happiness.”
It will be his second trip down the aisle as he was previously married from the late 1990s to 2007.
While he has never disclosed his former partner’s identity, he shares two grown up children with his ex – a daughter called Ruby and a son called Sonny.
Osman stunned fans in April when he announced that he is stepping back from Pointless after 13 years.
He has been part of the BBC One game show alongside Alexander Armstrong since it debuted in 2009.
The Essex native will continue to host Pointless Celebrities as well as his BBC Two show, Richard Osman’s House of Games.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “SOME NEWS! After 13 wonderful years I’m leaving daytime Pointless, to concentrate on writing. Will still be doing the celebrity shows and ‘HouseOfGames’. It has been the GREATEST pleasure and I can’t wait to start watching as a viewer. Thank you to everyone!”