After weeks of #Monkmania, University Challenge fans were hoping to see Eric Monkman and Wolfson, Cambridge soar to victory in the final.
So there was understandably disappointment when they were beaten by Balliol, Oxford in a tense final. Yet try telling that to Monkman.
In a very special appearance, Professor Stephen Hawking was on hand to offer his congratulations to both teams as he presented team captain Joey Goldman and Balliol College, Oxford with the trophy.
But Monkman looked just as much a winner as the Baliol team, grinning from ear to ear as he got the chance to meet one of his heroes.
Thank you as well to Professor Stephen Hawking. It was a great honour to meet one of my childhood (and current) heroes.
— Eric Monkman (@e_monkman) April 10, 2017
— Jake Aspinall (@Jaykay91) April 10, 2017
— Holly Morgan-Davies (@hmdavies95) April 10, 2017
As the credits rolled they were all enjoying a tipple. We hope he took a glass back for Bobby Seagull.