Monday 20 November 2017

Meet the Cambridge student who wore a leather vest on University Challenge and won the internet

Alexandra Sims

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.

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