Richard Osman reveals his battle with food addiction


Osman urged anyone who struggles with overeating and thinks the problem is “ludicrous” to “divorce” from this idea and confront it “head on”.

He added: “There hasn’t been a day in my life since I was nine years old that I haven’t thought about food issues and how it affects me, and it will be with me. for the rest of my life. I know that.

“I either control it or I don’t control it at some point and these days I control it more often than I don’t.”

Eye disease “an asset” in television career

Osman, who has presented the BBC’s hit Quiz Pointless alongside Alexander Armstrong since 2009, also revealed how his nystagmus, a condition that causes uncontrolled eye movements, has at times been of an asset in his television career. .

“It’s something where the world is basically blurry all the time, so it’s like being in a fog,” he said.

“Television, of course ridiculously, is visual media, and if I’m ever sitting in a montage, I can’t see if a boom has entered the picture. I can not see [if] something looks good, i just listened. I’m just listening to what’s going on

“And if I present, I can’t read an autocue. Of course, it’s too far, which just means I never read autocues, which means I make things up. Which hopefully means that when you do long-running shows, they feel fresh because you’re not saying the same thing all the time.

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