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Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:33 pm

There's a new quiz coming up next year with our old friend CJ - anyone one else applied for it? I'm filming early next year, will mention any broadcast info when I have it.
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by James Robinson » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:22 am

Ian Volante wrote:There's a new quiz coming up next year with our old friend CJ - anyone one else applied for it? I'm filming early next year, will mention any broadcast info when I have it.
Ah, excellent, I'd heard about it, but hadn't applied, because I didn't have any chance of attending the audition dates.

But, I have got an audition early next year for another show. More on that if I get through. ;) :) :D
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:29 am

Is that the actual title? Assume it's BBC to get away with that. More details please.

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:39 am

Matt Morrison wrote:Is that the actual title? Assume it's BBC to get away with that. More details please.
It is, and it's hosted by Jezza Vine. It's a team format to build up a pot of money before the end game where we try to win it against CJ. Something like that anyway, I can't really give much away. I'm expecting low question density, but hey-ho, can't complain, should be fun!
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Guessing his modelling / acting career didn't take off then.

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Karen Pearson » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:24 pm

Ian Volante wrote:There's a new quiz coming up next year with our old friend CJ - anyone one else applied for it? I'm filming early next year, will mention any broadcast info when I have it.
Me. Already filmed but don't know the airdate yet.

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Karen Pearson » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:25 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:There's a new quiz coming up next year with our old friend CJ - anyone one else applied for it? I'm filming early next year, will mention any broadcast info when I have it.
Ah, excellent, I'd heard about it, but hadn't applied, because I didn't have any chance of attending the audition dates.

But, I have got an audition early next year for another show. More on that if I get through. ;) :) :D
Come on James! Which show?

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:42 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:There's a new quiz coming up next year with our old friend CJ - anyone one else applied for it? I'm filming early next year, will mention any broadcast info when I have it.
Me. Already filmed but don't know the airdate yet.
Nice one, I did hear of a couple of December filming dates.
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:00 am

Karen Pearson wrote:
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Ian Volante wrote:There's a new quiz coming up next year with our old friend CJ - anyone one else applied for it? I'm filming early next year, will mention any broadcast info when I have it.
Ah, excellent, I'd heard about it, but hadn't applied, because I didn't have any chance of attending the audition dates.

But, I have got an audition early next year for another show. More on that if I get through. ;) :) :D
Come on James! Which show?
I have an audition for the revival of 15-To-1 on January 20. 8-)

Definitely can't wait for that, they've also just announced that the top prize for that will be £40,000. (Definitely better than an Ancient Greek vase, etc. :P )
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Karen Pearson » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:55 am

Good luck James!

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:53 pm

Ah good to hear of this new series, good luck Ian. Isn't CJ returning to the regular series also, he seemed to imply it on his youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijScN41dkuI

He also interviews fellow Eggheads:

Kevin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0sBOHK604k

Barry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkmGPPoYsmI

Dave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f2Zbphp7IU

and himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYTVQmKsMks

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:59 pm

James Robinson wrote:I have an audition for the revival of 15-To-1 on January 20. 8-)

Definitely can't wait for that, they've also just announced that the top prize for that will be £40,000. (Definitely better than an Ancient Greek vase, etc. :P )
Great news about the return of 15-To-1 :) James, good luck, will it be a regular series and what will the time slot be?

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:39 pm

Jojo Apollo wrote:
James Robinson wrote:I have an audition for the revival of 15-To-1 on January 20. 8-)

Definitely can't wait for that, they've also just announced that the top prize for that will be £40,000. (Definitely better than an Ancient Greek vase, etc. :P )
Great news about the return of 15-To-1 :) James, good luck, will it be a regular series and what will the time slot be?
It's going to be a regular series, but of just 20 episodes, Sandi Toksvig will host these, while Adam Hills hosts 4 celebrity specials.

No idea about the time slot either, but I've heard that Countdown's being moved back to 2:40 in the New Year............... :roll:
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:06 pm

Cheers James. I was hoping it would take the DOND slot.

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Post by Dave Preece » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:01 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Guessing his modelling / acting career didn't take off then.
Haha!

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Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:31 am

Watched the first airing last night, it took me all my will power to watch it through to the end. CJ is such an arrogant prat I can't stand the thought of watching any more of it. SO if anyone from here is to take part please post your air dates, and make sure you wipe that smug look from CJ's face.
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Post by Ian Volante » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:23 pm

I got bumped from filming in the end, I hear reports that the general standard of contestants isn't particularly high.
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:00 am

I watched an episode of this round a friend's yesterday. It's like The Chase but worse.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:06 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:I watched an episode of this round a friend's yesterday. It's like The Chase but worse.
I don't believe you.

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:46 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I watched an episode of this round a friend's yesterday. It's like The Chase but worse.
I don't believe you.
Which bit don't you believe?

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:42 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I watched an episode of this round a friend's yesterday. It's like The Chase but worse.
I don't believe you.
Which bit don't you believe?
What was the friend's name?

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Andy Platt » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:06 pm

I kind of like it to be honest. Just realise that CJ's always gonna be a wanker and I can overlook that bit. Slightly harder questions and played at a faster pace than most quiz shows.

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:27 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I don't believe you.
Which bit don't you believe?
What was the friend's name?
Peter*

*Name has been changed for reasons of privacy.

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:55 pm

CJ can be an acquired taste. It appears to be an act when he's insulting the opposition, as he's usually fairly polite at the end. I have known him for years (through chess) and he can be really nice, sometimes a little grumpy!

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Jojo Apollo » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:55 am

It's not bad, it would be better if they let the other Eggheads each have a turn though.

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Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:24 am

Jojo Apollo wrote:It's not bad, it would be better if they let the other Eggheads each have a turn though.
If only to show that Eggheads do have Personality.
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:01 pm

Anyone watch tonight's edition :?: :?:

That Lisa is actually going to be the newest Egghead, because Daphne has retired, and CJ will return to Eggheads too, so there will be 8 of them too. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Andy Platt » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:18 pm

Yeah, I reserve the C word for special occasions, and describing her more than qualifies for that. I hope they beat some modesty into her before she joins the team... (I meant literally, but physically wouldn't be a bad idea).

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:34 pm

There was a former Grange Hill teacher (actor) on today's show I think.

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:32 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:Me. Already filmed but don't know the airdate yet.
Karen's episode was on tonight.

SPOILERS:



Unlucky, Karen, tough last question to end it.

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Post by Karen Pearson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:00 pm

Thanks Ryan. Some tough questions all round. Actually I was nowhere near as good as Jeremy Vine was making out.

The production team made a big deal of telling us we had limited time to build the cash pot and it caught a couple of people out. In the rules though it clearly said that every team would have the opportunity to answer the same number of questions - so there was no need to hurry at all.

Oh, and I'd never heard of Arrested Development!

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Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:46 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:Thanks Ryan. Some tough questions all round. Actually I was nowhere near as good as Jeremy Vine was making out.

The production team made a big deal of telling us we had limited time to build the cash pot and it caught a couple of people out. In the rules though it clearly said that every team would have the opportunity to answer the same number of questions - so there was no need to hurry at all.

Oh, and I'd never heard of Arrested Development!
You did well there, Karen. You're right, there were some nasty ones in there, although judging by the different panel lights and the different camera angles, it must've been one of the first episodes, so probably everyone was a bit unknown in terms of what to expect. :)
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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Karen Pearson » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:01 am

Yes James, you're right. I think we were the fourth show to record.

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Re: Revenge of the Egghead

Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:18 pm

James Robinson wrote:Anyone watch tonight's edition :?: :?:

That Lisa is actually going to be the newest Egghead, because Daphne has retired, and CJ will return to Eggheads too, so there will be 8 of them too. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
It was her debut today on Eggheads.

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