Pointless host Richard Osman says he wants to become a police officer.
The 6ft 6in brainbox – who created quiz show Pointless – said his grandad was a copper and that he’d love to follow in his footsteps – even now he was famous.
The 49-year-old said joining the boys in blue was ‘all he ever wanted to do’.
He said: “My grandad was a policeman down in Sussex, and when I was growing up he was a police officer and that’s all I ever wanted to be.
“Even now, if I could change jobs now, I would love to become a police officer or detective.
“I would absolutely love it because I love that thing about what’s going on under our noses that we don’t know.”
The host said he could see himself telling off kids for pinching apples, adding: “Couple of kids scrumping apples from an orchard, I’d give ‘em a clip round the ear.”
Asked what crime he would like to solve now, he said someone was always putting their rubbish in his wheelie bin.
He said: “There is alway stuff in my wheelie bin and I’ve not idea whose it is – so I would like to solve that.”
Richard Osman earlier this year released a novel called The Thursday Murder Club, about a group of retired folk investigating a murder.
The film rights to the book have already been snapped up by Steven Spielberg’s company Amblin.
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Osman could follow in the footsteps of celebrities became police officers for Channel 4 show Famous And Fighting Crime tonight.
TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing Katie Piper, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, model & TV personality Penny Lancaster, Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle and comic Marcus Brigstocke went through the same sort of training as real-life Special Constables, before hitting the streets. with Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
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