Two generations of the same North Yorkshire family teamed up to hit the jackpot in popular BBC One quiz show Pointless.
Former Ripon Grammar School head boy Nick Edwards and his York grandmother Christine Robson, 82, won £1,250.
They got through to the final then scored the coveted zero on the question: ‘Name any past winner of the Spanish, French or Italian Cup’
“I’ve no idea, it’s down to you,” Christine told Nick when the question came up.
One of Nick’s guesses was correct. You can watch the whole thing here to find out what it was. Or scroll down to the very end of our story* for the answer!
Nick, originally from Copt Hewick, Ripon, left Ripon Grammar School in 2015 to study French and Spanish at the University of Edinburgh.
He now works for the sustainability team of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in Leeds, where he runs the circular economy programme.
It aims to reduce waste and prevent non-biodegradable items from going to landfill.
Speaking about the experience of visiting London’s Elstree Studios and taking part in the show hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, he said: “More importantly than the show itself was the fact that I did it with my grandma.”
Mr Edwards, who now lives in Harewood, between Harrogate and Leeds, said they planned to spend their winnings on a big family meal out: “But we haven’t been able to get everyone in one place yet.
“It will happen at some point, I’ve promised them!”
The application process involved filling in an online form and undergoing Zoom auditions.
Nick would urge others to give it a go: “I’d encourage anyone to do something like that, it was a really unique experience. We were on the last show before Richard Osman left to do his writing.”
*Real Zaragoza in the Spanish Cup