I was in the strange position of seeing someone I knew on tonight’s festive University Challenge.
The second installment in the Christmas series to feature familiar ex-students competing saw Kent and Sussex lock antlers, with the comic Hattie Hayridge taking part on the latter side. Hattie has played Mostly Comedy a couple of times and is a lovely person, so there was no chance of me teasing her on Twitter, but this didn’t stop me mocking some of the other contestants; it seems I can’t help myself.
Here’s what I posted on Twitter tonight; it probably reads best if you’d watched the show.
|Kent Vs. Sussex (20.12.16)|
7:31pm: Paxman has no concept of jolly.7:33pm: As good a time as any to post this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Box-Canvas-Print-Paul-Ross/product-reviews/B001N6W8U07:35pm: "Hello, I'm Tim O'Shea."
7:37pm: ...we like Hattie Hayridge. #MostlyComedy7:38pm: I'm enjoying Paul Ross' Eggheads-style answer explanations.7:39pm: ...I'll show you my Ben Johnson.7:40pm: I posted this next tweet yesterday too but...7:41pm: Jeremy Paxman should release an aftershave called Resentment.7:42pm: Jeremy Paxman feels disdain for the rest of humanity.7:43pm: Imagine unwrapping a Christmas present from Paxman while he watched."COME ON."7:44pm: ...Angus' roots.7:45pm: But was it called Four Candles or Fork Handles?7:49pm: Plastic Bertrand Ono Band.7:51pm: Murnaghan just inadvertently revealed his drug-of-choice. "Skunk?"7:52pm: Charles Dibdin and Dibbedout.7:53pm: Adam North By Northwest.7:54pm: Dermot Murnaghan should have known who played the egghead.