01/11/2016 10:45 GMT

Jeremy Paxman Asks 'Rudest University Challenge Question Ever'

Well, that escalated quickly.

There are a lot of things we have come to expect from University Challenge over the years. 

Ridiculously brainy students, questionable outfit choices and Paxman’s snarky remarks - all standard fare. 

So viewers were understandably left agog last night when Jeremy Paxman appeared to ask a question about “Bellend Tower”.  

Never fear though fans - University Challenge has not taken a raunchy turn in an attempt to improve ratings. 

Paxman was obviously talking about Belem Tower in Lisbon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 16th century.

Get your minds out of the gutter, people.