Meet Jonathan Gibson, the youngest Mastermind champion (who knocked the Telegraph’s man out of record books) – The Telegraph

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Gibson, from Glasgow, grew up viewing Junior Mastermind and The Weakest Link, and became a competitive quizzer at 12 as part of the Schools Challenge tournament.
He stated: “That was the very first time I understood I was abnormally proficient at this. And for someone who had matured being worthless at sport, it was so cool to be able to take on people who were older than me and beat them.”
Gibson has 18 months of work left to do on his PhD and intends to operate in academic community. He likewise prepares to get in other quiz programs.
Brain of Britain would be actually cool. If I could find the best team, I d enjoy to do Only Connect. This definitely isnt the end.”
On the program, Gibson explained away his “confusing” absence of a Glasgwegian accent. “Family legend is, I had an audiobook of Stephen Fry checking out Winnie the Pooh when I was 2 years of ages and simply decided that is properly to speak,” he stated.
I cant grumble — I held the record for 28 years
thats my claim to fame gone, composes Gavin Fuller. But having actually held the record of youngest winner of Mastermind for 28 years– two times as long as my predecessor– I cant actually have any cause for grievance. Records exist to be broken and Jonathan is a more than worthwhile winner so Im pleased for him that he now has the accolade, and the burden of having to measure up to it!
Not that I was really conscious when I took part in my last, in the Colosseum-like staging at the Commonwealth Institute in London, that I would be the youngest winner ought to I win at the age of 24. That would have put much more pressure on what was currently a pretty intimidating affair, with 17 previous winners viewing as the program celebrated its 21st birthday by looking back at its history.

Brain of Britain would be actually cool. If I might discover the ideal group, I d enjoy to do Only Connect. Having actually held the record of youngest winner of Mastermind for 28 years– two times as long as my predecessor– I cant actually have any cause for grievance.

 

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