Everyone loves a nerd. And everyone loves a bit of University Challenge. Enter contestant Oscar Powell, from Peterhouse, Cambridge, who is gloriously geeky and won the nation's hearts with his animated expressions.
The geological sciences student also helped his team win the night's round, thanks to his in-depth knowledge of all things rocky.
— Jessie Thompson (@jessiecath) December 7, 2015
— BonsoirB (@BonsoirB) December 7, 2015
Anyone else notice Powell get confused and say goodbye with BOTH HANDS?!December 7, 2015
— Barnaby Mollett (@barnoit) December 7, 2015
Powell's facial expressions should win #UniversityChallenge by default— Cookie Monster (@r0okay) December 7, 2015
Powell, the über geek on #universitychallenge has just commented "I hate biochemistry, it's so dull". Such a rebel.— Matthew Fletcher (@iammfj) December 7, 2015
Judging by Powell's face I think this is the first time he's heard music from the 20th century #universitychallenge— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) December 7, 2015
Far from hiding from his new-found fame, Powell, who is also a fan of liquorice and onions, welcomed his legions of Twitter fans with open arms.
Re #universitychallenge - yes, I know I'm odd. No, I don't mind you pointing it out. I might actually find it quite amusing.— Oscar Powell (@oscarTFpowell) December 7, 2015
Til next time, Oscar Powell.