Meet the Cambridge student who wore a leather vest on University Challenge and won the internet
A Cambridge university student sparked a Twitter frenzy when he wore a leather vest and gold chain to appear on BBC2 quiz show University Challenge.
Kamil Shah, a history student at King’s College, Cambridge, wore the controversial attire while appearing on the long-standing programme on Monday evening.
The competition hosted by Jeremy Paxman, is known for its tough questions and the contestants' usually demure dress sense.
Introducing himself at the beginning of the programme, Shah stood out from his fellow team mates in the loose-fitting black leather vest and chunky, gold chain.
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Mr Shah’s controversial attire caused a furore on Twitter with many users criticising his bold outfit choice.
The comedian Julian Clary joked that he was going to call the fashion police, commenting: “A VEST on #UniversityChallenge #Bold I’m calling the Police”.
While the King's College alumnus and comedian David Baddiel, said: “Hate to judge a book by its cover but so far the bloke in the leather vest and bling has lost my old college 10 points”, referencing the show's scoring system.
There's a guy on #universitychallenge wearing a leather vest. He looks like he just arrived off the 87 bus from Vauxhall. I love him.— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) September 7, 2015
I am here for the boy who has gone on University Challenge wearing a leather vest top with a reasonably large silver chain— Hannah Louise (@hannahlouisef) September 7, 2015
Leather vest ✔ massive gold chain ✔ Shah is KILLIN' IT stylistically on University Challenge! pic.twitter.com/WnPLnOZOHh— Natalie Kate M (@Natalie_KateM) September 7, 2015
There appears to be a bloke in a leather vest on #UniversityChallenge. Is this the end of the world as we know it?— Fiona Brook Cakes (@No_More_Tiers) September 7, 2015
Guy on the Kings Cambridge team: "ooh, I'm appearing on University Challenge, better wear my leather vest and chain necklace"— Jess Byrne (@jessicabyrne) September 7, 2015