The change is for one show only and in order to make sure it’s really special, memorable contestants from previous episodes will be back, competing to win £2,500 for charity.
Richard was suitably excited to stretch his legs and give Alexander’s job a go for the episode, which will air in early 2017.
“Swapping roles was a real treat but let’s just say I’m not in a hurry to do it again – Xander’s job is much harder than it looks,” he said (via Radio Times).
Alexander added: “I can’t tell you how exciting this is for Richard and me! I imagine it’s probably fairly obvious how much we love making ‘Pointless’ – but to pass the 1,000 episode mark is a great tribute to a show that so many people work so hard on. Long may it prosper.”
Long may it prosper, indeed.
Over the years, ‘Pointless’ has provided us with many memorable moments over the years, and one of our personal favourites occurred when Ben Cohen appeared on one of the celebrity specials.
It’s not big or clever, but giggles ensued when the ex-rugby star was asked to name a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge - and yes, he appeared on that show - but managed to get it wrong, after a silly slip of the tongue.
See what happened below…