Eric Monkman may have flown the University Challenge nest, but there’s a new wide-eyed endlessly-excitable contestant on the show. His name: Jonathan Gibson. His team: Magdalen College, Oxford. His taste in jumpers: turtle.
And just his case you needed more reason to love Gibson, on his Facebook he lists his perfect experience as “reading a PG Wodehouse novel, listening to Frank Sinatra, watching a 1950s Alfred Hitchcock film, or eating sticky toffee pudding with custard. That says it all.”
Oh Gibson, we can’t wait to see you back in shakey-eyed action. And, thanks to his team’s 80-point victory, he’ll be returning in the show’s second round in a few week’s time.