POINTLESS star Richard Osman has split with his girlfriend Sumudu Jayatilaka after a year together.

The 6ft 6in presenter, 49, was first seen with the 5ft 2in jazz singer, 40, in February last year.

However, there's reportedly no bad blood between them – and they have decided to remain friends.

"They have decided they are better off as friends. There is no ill feeling between them," a source told The Sunday People.

The pair met through mutual friends after he split with radio presenter Emily Dean.

They dated secretly for months, before finally stepping out after a sports quiz held at singer James Blunt's pub in February last year.

He told the Mail at the time: "We met through mutual friends. I just looked down and there she was. I’m always looking down because everybody is short to me.

He added: "We don’t really notice the height difference, though."

A friend of Richard's told The Sun: “People joke because he’s a bit of a giant and she’s around 5ft nothing. But it seems like they were made for each other.”

Sumudu told The Sun: “We’re very happy."

The musician has a glittering career in music, after making her debut at 15 performing one of her own songs on the BBC.

While studying medicine at Sheffield University, she went on to sing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Richard, who was once crowned "Britain's weirdest crush", has two kids – a daughter called Ruby and a son called Sonny – from a previous relationship.

He got his break in telly working as a script editor on Total Wipeout before going to be a producer.

The star worked on Noel Edmonds hit Deal Or No Deal, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live.

Richard, who is also creative director at telly giant Endemol, also pitched the idea for Pointless and became a co-presenter when it launched in 2009.

He often guest presents The One Show and has appeared multiple times on both Have I Got News For You?, Would I Lie To You? and Taskmaster.

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