The Queen get ‘right into’ a game of Pointless (Picture: Getty)
No, not for a Celebrity Pointless special.
The 51-year-old presenter has been at the helm of Pointless alongside Richard Osman since it launched in 2009, and has welcomed a slew of famous faces into the game but none quite as well known as Her Majesty.
Armstrong was giving a talk at the Sandringham branch of the Women’s Institute (WI), where the queen is one of the locals, and according to the comic, the 95-year-old monarch ‘got right into it’.
‘It was literally me and a room full of 36 ladies of Sandringham, including one, who we would all have recognised,’ he told Susanna Reid and her co-host Richard Madeley on today’s Good Morning Britain.
‘It was just the most wonderful thing to be asked to do. Totally surreal as you can imagine.
Alexander Armstrong (left) and Richard Osman have presented Pointless since 2009 (Picture: BBC)
‘We did a higher, lower ‘Pointless’. This is our mobile version of ‘Pointless’.
‘We haven’t got all the kit. You basically say, “On Abba’s greatest hits, how many people do you think would have said ‘Dancing Queen’?” And one team says, “Oh 14,” and the others go higher or lower than that.’
‘We played it in the village hall,’ he continued. ‘She was sitting right in front of me, closer than you are to me. She was brilliant. She was so game. She got right into it. She was totally lovely.
‘It was the most enchanting … can you imagine, it was like one of those dreams where you wake up.’
Armstrong said he believed she’s a big fan of the show.
Pointless airs weekdays at 5.15pm on BBC One.
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