The kids were quids in and Paxman’s ruined Christmas

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So I told the kids I’d give them a quid for every question they got right on University Challenge – thinking they wouldn’t get any correct.

Well, it ends up with questions on there about The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory!

Marvellous. Turns out I couldn’t have picked a worst show to do this with.

They watch The Simpsons almost every day and The Big Bang Theory is always on as it’s one of my favourite comedies.

Where were the questions about advanced chemistry and dark matter when I needed them?

So the kids were quids in, my bank balance took a hammering and Paxman has ruined Christmas.

I think I’ll stick to playing Go Fish and Pairs next time.