University Challenge’s nod to the Christmas season was delightfully surreal
During the first semi-final of the Christmas season of University Challenge, eagle-eyed viewers might have spotted something very much out of the ordinary.
When the reply to one question was “Widow Twankey”, host Jeremy Paxman was suddenly seen like this:
Oh no he wasn’t!
Oh yes he was!
This is how it looked as it happened.
In case you missed it – here's last night's WTF moment from University Challenge. Genuinely thought I was hallucinating pic.twitter.com/mnZDQAg3YV
— Adrian Bradley (@adebradley) January 2, 2020
He should have dressed like that when he was on Newsnight; interviewees would have been too stunned to fudge their answers.
These are a couple of things people have been saying about the odd moment.
— Ariana Grundy (@GrundyOxford) January 1, 2020
— Andy Hoole (@andy_hoole) January 1, 2020
— Emlyn Jones (@emlyn_jones) January 1, 2020
Never forget that this is his preferred form of questioning.