A Glossop man was part of a triumphant team that took on BBC2’s Eggheads – and won!
Kitchen designer Mark Slater appeared on the popular BBC quiz show this week along with fellow brainiacs Mark Haywood, Gary Hutchings, Stuart Jamieson and Tony Dagnall.
Despite the two Marks, Stuart and Gary failing to win their individual rounds, Tony – a volunteer coordinator for Trafford Carers – refused to crack under pressure and successfully beat the five-strong panel of quiz champions, seeing the show shell out a cool £41,000.
The group – along with reserve player Chris Wrighton, an accountant – met years ago at the networking group BNI and travelled up to Glasgow in March this year to film the show.
Mark was pitted against Who Wants to be a Millionaire winner Judith Keppel in the Sports round, and admits that losing to her saw him “take a right ribbing” off his friends.
Daphne, Kevin, Pat and Dave made up the remaining challengers, whom Mark says were all “really nice, and they were thrilled for us when we won, which was lovely”.
The show can still be viewed on BBC iPlayer for the next three days at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes