Forget Sturgeon and May. There was a bigger battle going on yesterday.
Last night’s University Challenge saw fan favourite Eric Monkman going head-to-head with fellow favourite Bobby Seagull in what can only be described as a very tense semi-final.
After answering questions on the likes of Byron and John Locke, it was the Canadian economics student’s team Wolfson from Cambridge that eventually triumphed over Seagull’s Emmanuel with 170 points to 140.
Even Paxman was impressed. “All of you are very, very clever and it was a pleasure to watch this match,” he said. Praise indeed.
The Twittersphere was equally delighted – especially after effervescent Monkman made it through the semis:
— Michael (@noddingoff123) March 27, 2017
— Kevin Griffiths (@kevingriffiths) March 27, 2017
#UniversityChallenge in these dark days I sincerely believe Monkman has been put here to save us from all of this.
— Chapman Baxter (@ham_wich) March 27, 2017
Could not love Monkman more #UniversityChallenge
— Ashleigh Day (@AshleighAnn11) March 27, 2017
Does the #MonkmanforPM campaign start here?