A crack at the Eggheads! Choir takes on BBC quizzers
IN the run-up to Easter, a group of women from Cottingham and Middleton’s ‘Valley Voice’ choir put their musical notes to one side in favour of swotting up, ready for a battle of wits with BBC TV’s mighty ‘Eggheads’.
Debbie Smith, Mary Knott, Sue Aspinall, Joanne Leaning and Jane Smith – ably assisted by reserve Ally Chorlton – gave the formidable UK quizzers a good run for their £5,000 prize money last Thursday (24th), but had to admit defeat. It had a familiar ring . . .
Valley Voice team captain Mary Knott, a retired nurse, said: “A team of our menfolk from the village pitched their wits against the Eggheads a couple of years ago as ‘The Ramblers’. They came an admirable second, but we thought we’d have a go to see if we could do any better!
“We had a great time recording the show up in Glasgow and it was a real pleasure to meet Jeremy Vine and the Eggheads.”
Freelance communications consultant Jane tackled Film and TV questions against Egghead Chris Hughes – and knocked him out of the final line-up. But singing teacher Debbie, although reaching the ‘sudden death’ stage against Barry Simmons, narrowly lost the Music round. Finance manager Jo lost to Pat Gibson in Art and Books and Mary was knocked out after the History round against CJ de Mooi.
So, it was left to Jane and NHS consultant Sue to unsuccessfully take on four Eggheads in the final.
But, as the ladies displayed at the start of the broadcast, they would no doubt beat the Eggheads at singing!
To find out more about the Valley Voice Community Choir – which welcomes new members – visit: valleyvoicechoir.org.uk
Above – EGGCITING QUIZ: Pictured on the front row, from left, are Ally Chorlton, Mary Knott, Sue Aspinall, Jane Smith, Debbie Smith and Joanne Leaning. On the back row, from left, are CJ de Mooi, Jeremy Vine, Lisa Thiel, Barry Simmons, Pat Gibson and Chris Hughes.