Richard Osman has criticized BAFTA bosses for nominating just three shows for Best Daytime, after the shortlist for the TV Awards was announced on Wednesday.
The 52-year-old The Pointless star tweeted that daytime TV hits “well above its weight” but only two of his shows, The Chase and Scam Interceptors, were recognized.
Richard also noted that one of the nominees, a special episode of The Repair Shop with King Charles, aired at 8pm that night.
He added that if we were a producer on one of the snubbed shows, which include Come Dine With Me, Lingo and Bridge Of Lies, he would be “very upset”.
Richard stepped away from the weeknight version of Pointless last year to focus on writing, but he still appears on the show’s celebrity specials with host Alexander Armstrong.
Shocking: Richard Osman has criticized BAFTA bosses for nominating just three shows for Best Daytime, after the shortlist for the TV Awards was announced on Wednesday.
Weird: The Pointless star tweeted that one of the nominees, a special episode of The Repair Shop with King Charles, aired at 8 p.m.
Posting a screenshot of the three nominees, Richard wrote: ‘Daytime TV blows its weight in terms of ratings, cost and popularity.
‘Having only 2 daytime shows on this list is a bit of a kick in the teeth for producers. If I did Bridge Of Lies, HUTH, Come Dine, Lingo, etc. I think I would feel robbed. Why bother having the category?
He added: ‘Apologies for such a TV-focused tweet, but it can be such a snobbish industry at times.
“Also, I love all three nominated shows (but the brilliant Repair Shop was on 8pm).”
One of Richard’s supporters pointed out that the number of nominations may be due to a smaller pool of shows to consider, writing: “BAFTA rules state that if there are fewer than 20 entries, there can only be 3 nominees.” I’m not sure how big the potential field is beyond those 20, mind.
According to BAFTA’s published rules for 2023, a program deemed Best Daytime is “defined by its high volume and ability to return, delivering consistent quality over the long term, often at a highly restrictive rate.”
The Best Daytime BAFTA was first presented in 2021 and was awarded to The Great House Giveaway, beating out The Chase, Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On and Richard Osman’s House Of Games.
Last year, The Chase was given the honor above House Of Games, Moneybags and Steph’s Packed Lunch.
Strange: Richard tweeted that daytime TV punches “way above its weight” but only two of his shows, The Chase and Scam Interceptors, were recognized.
Explanation: One of Richard’s supporters pointed out that the number of nominations may be due to a smaller pool of shows for consideration.
Departure: In 2022, Richard announced that he would be leaving the weekday version of Pointless to focus on his writing career.
This year’s BAFTA TV Awards will take place on Sunday 13 May and will be hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan.
In 2022, Richard announced that he would be leaving the weekday version of Pointless to focus on his writing career.
He goes on to host Celebrity No-Nonsense as well as his hit BBC Two show, Richard Osman’s House of Games.
Richard said: ‘With the runaway success of the books around the world, something had to give. I will always love Pointless and watch it too.’
He said in a statement: ‘Senseless has been a joy from start to finish, working alongside my friend Alexander Armstrong, backed by the most amazing team and to the best viewers in the world.
‘I will miss everyone so much, but I’m thrilled to continue hosting the celebrity shows. I can’t thank everyone enough for twelve amazing years.
Alexander added: ‘The loss of daytime television is the gain of international best-selling crime fiction. I say this like it’s a consolation: I’m going to miss the big man by my side Monday through Friday.
“But at least I still get it on the weekends, and on weekdays if you’re watching Challenge.”
In December, Richard also revealed that he had married the Doctor Who star. Ingrid Oliver at a ‘magical’ ceremony at Goodwood House.
BAFTA TV Awards nominations
boy from somewhere
Ben Whishaw – This is going to hurt
Chaske Spencer – The Englishman
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
Martin Freeman – The Answerer
Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Kate Winslet – I am Ruth
Maxine Peake – Anne
Jack Lowden – Slow Horse
Josh Finan – The Answerer
Salim Daw – The Crown
Samuel Bottomley – Boy Somewhere
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus
Adelayo Adedayo – The Answerer
Anne-Marie Duff – Mean Sisters
Fiona Shaw – Andor
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY SHOW
Daniel Radcliffe – Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story
jon pointing – big boys
Lenny Rush – Am I being unreasonable?
Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY SHOW
Daisy May Cooper – Am I being unreasonable?
Diane Morgan – Cunk in the dirt
Lucy Beaumont – Meet the Richardsons
Nastasia Demetriou – Ellie and Natasia
Siobhan McSweeney – Derry Girls
Taj Atwal – Hoof Lifts
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
the white lotus
A spy among friends
The thief, his wife and the canoe
This is going to hurt
I am Ruth
Life and death in the warehouse
Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022
TIME OF DAY
The repair shop: a real visit
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
friday night live
The Graham Norton Show
I would lie to you
Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeout
Later… With Jools Holland: Jool’s 30th Birthday Bash
the masked singer
Strictly come dance
Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Great Meals
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors
Lee Mack – The 1% Club
Mo Gilligan – The Late Show with Mo Gilligan
Rosie Jones – The Rosie Jones Trip Hazard
Sue Perkins – Sue Perkins: perfectly legal
SERIES OF FACTS
Jeremy Kyle Show: Death During the Day
Libby, are you home yet?
Vatican Girl: The disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing
Big Zuu’s Great Restaurants
Joe Lycett vs Beckham: I had your back at Christmas
The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
The misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
concert for Ukraine
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Am I being unreasonable?
REALITY AND CONSTRUCTED FACT
Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
RuPaul’s Drag Race United Kingdom
We are black and British.
SHORT FORM PROGRAM
how to be a person
Chernobyl: the lost tapes
Escape from Kabul airport
Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
The real Mo Farah
SOAP AND CONTINUOUS DRAMA
AIDS: the unheard tapes
the green planet
How to survive a dictator with Munya Chawawa
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone
Afghanistan: No country for women
children of the taliban
The crossing (exhibition)
Mariupol: The Story of the Town (Panorama)
BBC News at 10: Russia invades Ukraine
Channel 4 News: Live in kyiv
Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview