Brexit could be the single greatest political occasion this century for the British folks…but it surely appears to have breezed previous the most recent batch of scholars on College Problem.
Dubbed a ‘basic second’ for the quiz present, presenter Amol Rajan did not even attempt to cover his disbelief after each Trinity Faculty, Cambridge and the Open College staff served up what may nicely be the clanger of the sequence.
Mid-way via the quarter-final conflict, Rajan requested them to call two nations which can be in each the EU and the Commonwealth.
To his shock – and everybody else’s – each groups provided up the UK as a solution.
Whaaat? A bemused-looking Amol Rajan, host of College Problem, cannot fairly imagine his ears when each Trinity Faculty, Cambridge and the Open College claimed the UK was within the EU within the newest episode
First up, contestant Romans, a nursing scholar from Oxfordshire, confidently answered ‘United Kingdom and Malta’.
Her incorrect reply noticed captain of the Cambridge staff, Kang, rapidly chime in with ‘United Kingdom and Cyprus’.
Rajan, who’s been on the helm of the tutorial quiz present because the departure of long-term host Jeremy Paxman final yr, deadpanned: ‘I presume you guys have all forgotten this factor referred to as Brexit.’
Because the penny dropped, Kang threw his arms within the air in despair at his reply, whereas the remainder of the contestants broke out in laughter.
Former fan favorite Bobby Seagull dubbed it a ‘basic second’ within the present’s historical past.
Double catastrophe: Romans, left, a nursing scholar from Oxfordshire, confidently answered ‘United Kingdom and Malta’ to Rajan’s query, and her incorrect reply noticed captain of the Cambridge staff, Kang, then chime in with ‘United Kingdom and Cyprus’
The quiz host was tickled by the concept that a few of the nation’s most interesting brains had momently forgotten about that ‘factor referred to as Brexit’
Realisation hits…and Trinity Cambridge’s Kang throws his arms up at his gaffe
On social media platform X, others watching at house admitted they have been shouting on the TV after witnessing the Brexit-sized blunders.
A viewer described it as: ‘The second of the complete event from me!
‘Amol’s pleasure at seeing them waltz into that elephant entice with the aplomb of Boris Johnson on that ep of Have I Acquired Information For You…Priceless!’
One other stated: ‘Amusing however miserable when our brightest brains appear unaware of the disastrous implications of Brexit.’
One wrote: ‘Who may neglect Brexit? I want I may’, whereas one viewer penned: ‘Discovered myself pondering that they have been in all probability barely youngsters in 2016, so…’