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WATCH: University Challenge contestant jumps out of his seat when buzzer sounds

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 14/10/2015 | 08:52

University Challenge contestant Charlie Clegg
Credit: BBC website
University Challenge contestant Charlie Clegg Credit: BBC website

In a scene reminiscent of the movie 'Starter for Ten' a contestant on BBC TV show University Challenge got a serious scare.

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The quiz programme is renowned for its super-smart players who seem to defy the clock as they rapidly bark answers to high-brow questions in an instant.

 

 

Indeed, many contestants have said that having quiz-master Jeremy Paxman fire questions at you is 'intimidating'.

However recent player Charlie Clegg experienced fear on a whole new level while appearing on the hit TV show.

He was so deep in concentration at the question being posed that he momentarily forgot that quiz shows feature loud buzzers, and upon hearing it he jumped with fright.

Poor Charlie!

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