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.

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.

Never forget that this is his preferred form of questioning.

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