Clevedon quizzer faces TV Eggheads

A CLEVEDON office manager will lead a team of general knowledge enthusiasts into battle against possibly the best quiz team ever assembled on TV today (Friday).

Regular viewers of BBC2’s Eggheads will know the show features a team comprised of previous winners of a host of other TV quiz shows.

Among them is Weston’s Daphne Fowler – and she will come face to face with a team from her home town in this evening’s show at 6pm.

The Raglan Orphans – Wendie Dunford, Pete Swaysland, Brig Rooke, Irene Cox and Kaz Parker - filmed their episode earlier this year, but the result is strictly under wraps.

Wendie, who works as an officer manager for Clevedon removal firm Yeates, said filming the show had been a fun experience.

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The 40-year-old mum-of-two said: “We flew to Scotland to film and it was really exciting to be on set.

“Everyone was so friendly and they really made us feel at ease.

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“Jeremy Vine was lovely and he looks much better in real life than he does on TV - I must admit I had a bit of a crush.

“It was all such good fun and the hour in hair and make-up was also a real treat. We actually filmed the episode several months ago now but we were sworn to secrecy about how we did so that we don’t spoil the show for anyone when it’s aired.”

And Wendie said she hopes to put her quiz expertise to good use on further shows.

She said: “I seem to have a capacity to remember information that in everyday life is pretty useless – unless of course you are in a quiz team.

“I have definitely been bitten by the TV quiz show bug after appearing on Eggheads.

“My two daughters are very excited about seeing me on the TV and although I am keen to do other shows I think on Friday I will be watching through my hands cringing.”

Wendie’s boss at Yeates, managing director James Griffin, said: “Wendie has been really disciplined and hasn’t let slip how her team did so we will all be watching on Friday cheering her on.

“However, even if she does really well I think she can expect a bit of ribbing from the lads on Monday morning.”

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