Maidenhead man takes on BBC TV quiz Mastermind

Maidenhead man takes on BBC TV quiz Mastermind

Paul Miles

Maidenhead man takes on BBC TV quiz Mastermind

A part-time DJ has put his general knowledge to the ultimate test by taking part in Mastermind.

Jeff Lloyd chose British number one hit singles from 1963 to 2000 as his specialist subject when he filmed the episode in September.

It will be aired on BBC television on Friday, December 14.

The 45-year-old is a long-standing fan of the popular British quiz show in which contestants attempt to answer as many questions as they can on a subject of their choice in two minutes.

"I just wanted to satisfy my pub quiz instincts," said the financial advisor who lives in Laggan Road, Maidenhead.

"I am satisfied with how it went, it was really fun to do and I would definitely do it again."

Having applied to be on the show last year the financial advisor had to go through a telephone quiz and face-to-face interview to be selected.

He then had to study his subject for a further three months before he was ready to face quizmaster John Humphrys.

The former duty manager at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Holmanleaze described sitting in the famous black chair as 'scary as it seems'.

Despite having to wait more than two months before seeing himself on television he is remaining tight-lipped on how he performs.

"Those that know how I did were pleased for me," he said.

"It was a classic episode."

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