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University Challenge Contestant Sophie Rudd Becomes Quiz Show Legend With Incredible Last Minute Answer

'Not all heroes wear capes'.

20/02/2017 21:38 GMT | Updated 21/02/2017 09:30 GMT

Some University Challenge contestants steal our hearts from the second they appear on screen - Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman had barely answered a question before they became fan favourites.

For other students on the show though, it’s a performance later in the series that cements them as a UC legend. 

Enter Sophie Rudd from Warwick University. In a nail-biting match against Bristol, Rudd claimed her place in quiz show history when she excitedly screamed an answer to take the lead and keep her team in the competition. 

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Warwick University contestant Sophie Rudd became a fan favourite with her incredible last-minute answer 

Asked by Jeremy Paxman: “Which Austrian director’s first sound film was entitled M”, the Computer Science student shrieked “Fritz Lang”. 

The iconic response took the team to 115 points - enough surpass their competitors, who had been in the lead for most of the show.

Viewers were pretty excited about Rudd’s epic end to the match:  

Seriously, fans are obsessed with her: 

Thankfully, Rudd and her team will be back on our screens in another quarter-final match soon. 

Can you even imagine just how amazing a Rudd v Seagull showdown would be?