‘Pointless’ host Alexander Armstrong to release classical music album

The TV presenter and comedian's debut album will be recorded this summer

TV presenter and comedian Alexander Armstrong has penned a record deal to release a classical music album.

Armstrong, best known for hosting the BBC quiz show Pointless, has signed to Warner imprint East West Records, the home of Robert Plant, Boyzone and Jools Holland, for the LP. The album will be Armstrong’s debut music effort and will be recorded in the summer. It’s scheduled release date is not currently known.

“I am so excited to be joining the illustrious stable at East West and to be working with this wonderful team,” Armstrong said of the news. “Singing has had to take a back seat for the past 25 years of my life, but with this fabulous project I get to put that right.”

The album will feature renditions of famous British songs. Meanwhile, Armstrong currently performs live with the Alexander Armstrong Band.

Armstrong has presented a Saturday afternoon programme on the classical radio station Classic FM since September 2014.

Pointless has been on air since 2009, moving from BBC Two to BBC One in 2011. It is co-hosted by both Armstrong and Richard Osman.

Alexander Armstrong is also well-known for being one-half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, along with Ben Miller. Their BBC One show The Armstrong & Miller Show ran from 2007-2010.