Richard Osman tells story of hilarious role Ant & Dec played at ‘magical’ wedding

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Ant & Dec had a role to play when Richard Osman got married earlier this month, but as PJ & Duncan rather than their usual selves.

When TV star and record-breaking author Richard Osman got married earlier this month, Geordie legends Ant & Dec played a role at the celebration, although not as you might expect.

The Thursday Murder Club author appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night to promote his latest novel, the third in his hugely successful quirky crime series set in a retirement home.

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Osman, who rose to fame through his role on BBC quiz show Pointless alongside Northumberland's very own Alexander Armstrong, chatted with Graham Norton alongside a star-studded couch of Tom Hanks, Naomi Ackie, Suranne Jones and Rina Sawayama.

Before getting on to discussing The Thursday Murder Club, the guests began talking about wedding music. The 52-year-old married Ingrid Olive - best known for her role as Petronella Osgood in Doctor Who - in a ceremony at Goodwood House in West Sussex earlier this month.

Sharing a snap from the day on Instagram, Osman wrote: "The most magical, joyful day on Saturday with my beautiful wife. Surrounded by wonderful friends and family, a day full of love and laughter. We're so, so happy."

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When telling the story of the ceremony, Newcastle duo Ant & Dec had a role to play. However, it wasn't as themselves, but rather Byker Grove pair PJ & Duncan.

Richard Osman appeared on the show alongside a star-studded cast (Image: BBC)Richard Osman appeared on the show alongside a star-studded cast (Image: BBC)
Richard Osman appeared on the show alongside a star-studded cast (Image: BBC) | BBC

Osman said: "I walked on, had my own entrance, to Lose Yourself by Eminem. I walked in on the beat and got such a huge cheer it was great. My wife said she was nervous then heard this enormous cheer and thought everything was going to be alright.

"Then she walked on to the Long and Winding Home and the whole place just disintegrated - it was lovely. Then we walked into our wedding breakfast to Let's Get Ready to Rumble by PJ and Duncan."

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