‘University Challenge’ Contestant Monkman Steals The Show (And Wins Plenty Of Fans)

'I can't remember what life was like before Monkman.'

It’s no secret that you have to be incredibly smart to go on ‘University Challenge’, but every so often, one contestant is a cut above and totally outshines the rest.

Enter Monkman. Eric Monkman.

The team captain, who is studying for a Masters in economics at Wolfson, Cambridge, was something of a tour de force during Monday (19 September) night’s show and his outstanding knowledge and enthusiasm didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter:

It wasn’t a total walkover for his team though, and Wolfson, Cambridge narrowly won after a tie-breaker question.

Monkman, don’t ever change.

This isn’t the first time ‘University Challenge’ has attracted a lot of unexpected attention.

Last month, the pop music round was a huge hit with viewers, thanks to the fact the incredibly smart team from Oxford couldn’t recognise tracks by acts including The Clash.


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