It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last, that a student’s choice of attire has stolen the show on University Challenge.
This week it was Howe from Fitzwilliam college, sporting an eye-catching multi-coloured jumper, that led to budding fashion critics taking to Twitter to poke fun, comparing it to Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat, jumpers from retro children’s show Rainbow and the clown from IT. I see Saved By The Bell, but that may be a generational thing.
— Jamie Hough (@jmehough) September 18, 2017
— Peadubya (@peadubya66) September 18, 2017
— M (@markcb73) September 18, 2017
— follow my new account lol (@oldlouisa) September 18, 2017
— c a r a (@ssempreliberaa) September 18, 2017
Has Howe borrowed that Jumper from Geoffrey Hayes from Rainbow? #UniversityChallenge
Or Rod, Jane and Roger?
The days before Freddy pic.twitter.com/cx1foTgfto
— Stuart Court (@st73u) September 18, 2017
Before the show Paxman asked Howe what he wanted to do after leaving University.
— Karl Cunliffe (@KDCunliffe) September 18, 2017
— Rachel (Scanlon) Toy ???????????????????????? (@racheltoywrites) September 18, 2017
Is that howe or pennywise #universitychallenge
— niamh (@space_odxity) September 18, 2017
Those who joined in on the ribbing may feel bad when they hear that the jumper was allegedly made for his late father in the 1980s, and was worn in tribute.
that jumper was made in the 1980s for Theo Howe's dad (RIP). Worn for luck and for love #UniversityChallenge
— (((Alison Finch))) (@tig14) September 18, 2017
— Camilla Elworthy (@CamillaElworthy) September 19, 2017
Howe had the last laugh, however, as his team saw off Leicester University to make it into the next round.
— stan (@snoop__stan) September 18, 2017
You keep doing your thing, Howe.
University Challenge airs Mondays at 8pm on BBC2