Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong, 49, has hosted Pointless since it began in 2009. This week’s episode will feature rue Leith, Brian Turner, Grace Dent, William Sitwell, Hala El-Shafie, Ed Baines, Michael Caines and Anna Haugh. It’s on BBC 1 at 5.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer if you miss it live.
Who is Hannah Bronwen Snow?
Alexander Armstrong married Hannah Bronwen Snow, 42, on August 27, 2003.,
Alexander and Hannah have four children together, all of them boys – Hannah is a full-time mother and the primary caretaker of the couple’s children.
Hannah is the sister of Esther Walker, a journalist and food blogger, who is married to popular restaurant critic Giles Coren.
Alexander and Giles, the brothers-in-law, co-presented The Twelve Drinks of Christmas, a humorous Christmas special on the booze they enjoyed to get them in the festive spirit.
Alexander has previously told how his children take priority over his career – despite his wife being a stay-at-home mum.
In an interview with The Guardian in 2017, the comedian said: “I have four boys aged 10 and under.
“Fatherhood is lovely but there is this slightly shocking moment when you realise it is not something you just wear and take off.
“With your first child, you do perhaps go into it thinking, ‘Yeah, this is a job you can clock in and clock out of,’ but at about three weeks in, you suddenly realise it’s not like that.
“You have to tread a fine line between making family life wonderful, and nourishing and wholesome, but you also don’t want to shirk your duties as a parent.
The father-of-four also commented on his parenting skills, saying: “I’m probably the ‘good cop’ but I am the slightly tedious cop because I do tend to wag my finger and be a bit preachy about watching TV or using devices too much.
“I have lost count of the number of times I have told them about TV corroding their minds.”
Ironically, the comedian said his children do not find their father funny.
Alexander said: “I am struggling to remember a time when any of my children have laughed at anything I have said.
“They are aware that humour has played a significant part in my career and I like to think they are looking forward to the moment they find their father funny.
“I think they find it faintly amusing that other people give me the time of day.”