University Challenge rivals Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull: ‘I think people like us … I don’t think they’re walking away laughing’ | admin

The pair faced off against each other in the 2017 semi-final and both became household names. Now they’re fronting a radio show and hoping to get a quiz book out in time for Christmas – but keeping the day jobs for now

One Monday evening in January 2016, a Cambridge student came out of a meeting looking pale and shaken. He was Julian Sutcliffe, a history student at Peterhouse and veteran quizzer (he had been on a University Challenge winning team). That night in Cambridge, he was acting in the Jeremy Paxman role at quiz practice, questioning teams from several of the university’s colleges…

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