Pointless: Richard Osman blasted by BBC viewers for huge Doctor Who blunder

Tonight’s Pointless ended with a round on Doctor Who which was extremely pleasing to BBC viewers.

Contestants Kay and Joy found themselves in the final and had just 60 seconds to name three of the following: Companions of the Doctor, cast of The Day of the Doctor, or writers of any episode since 2005. 

They went for writers, which seemed to be the obvious choice and named Russell T Davies, David Tennant and Mark Gatiss as their options. 

Sadly, the two correct answers scored too high and didn’t win the pair the jackpot.

However, as Richard Osman went through some answers they could have used to get the Pointless jackpot, it seemed they made a slight blunder. 

He went through some of the categories, and said: “Lets start with some of the companions of the Doctor.

“Ian Chesterton, who was one of William Hartnell’s companions, was a Pointless answer.

“Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy both had Mel Bush as a companion.

“Rory Williams, who was with Matt Smith, Turlough with Tom Baker… 

“Lots of other answers that you wouldn’t think of as an official companion,” Richard continued to discuss some of the lesser-known companions who starred in Doctor Who.

However, eagle-eyed viewers correctly spotted Richard had made a blunder while referring to Turlough, who was played by Matt Strickson.

The beloved face wasn’t with Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, rather he was a trusted friend of Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor.

Fans couldn’t help but call out the blunder on Twitter as one wrote: “@richardosman Wasn’t Turlough Peter Davison’s companion?”

Another added: “Turlough was Peter Davidson not Tom Baker.”

A third shared: “NO TURLOUGH WAS NOT WITH TOM BAKER.”

Yesterday on Pointless, Alexander Armstrong was shocked by a player’s reveal.

The host quizzed Hyder and Maryam about their lives off the show and discovered the former has a pet dog.

However, Alexander was extremely surprised to learn the name of the little pooch. 

Hyder declared the pup is called “Meatball”, much to the shock of the hosts.

Pointless airs weekdays on BBC One at 5.15pm. 

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