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 Post subject: Mastermind and the Chalet School
PostPosted: 17 Feb 2020, 20:39 
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I'm auditioning for Mastermind in Manchester this week, and my specialist subject is the Chalet School. I've got to do a general knowledge quiz and then I'll be interviewed and asked about myself and why I chose the CS books. I've got four backup subjects but the CS is probably going to be the one I end up doing if I get past the auditions. Has anyone done it on Mastermind before?

I'm so excited! A friend of mine was on a few years ago. She did Neil Gaiman.

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Yes, it's been done on Mastermind twice, I think. Excellent choice of topic! Good luck :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Mastermind and the Chalet School
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Didn't Val McDermid do it or was that some other quiz programme?

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Go for it, Lotte! Best of luck :-).


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 Post subject: Re: Mastermind and the Chalet School
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cestina wrote:
Didn't Val McDermid do it or was that some other quiz programme?

Good luck Lotte!


I think Val Mcdermid did indeed choose the Chalet School as her special subject on Mastermind I have also seen her taking part in Celebrity University Challenge, perhaps 3 years ago now - but if you think I can recall which university she played for....

Good luck, Lotte.


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Elder in Ontario wrote:
cestina wrote:
Didn't Val McDermid do it or was that some other quiz programme?

Good luck Lotte!


I think Val Mcdermid did indeed choose the Chalet School as her special subject on Mastermind I have also seen her taking part in Celebrity University Challenge, perhaps 3 years ago now - but if you think I can recall which university she played for....

Good luck, Lotte.


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Good luck, Lotte. We're rooting for you.


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Good luck Lotte.


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I do remember a contestant with CS as her specialist subject perhaps 30 or so years ago - mainly because it was one of those rare occasions when as a viewer I think I scored more than she did or the specialist round! Good luck Lotte!


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Good luck Lotte

There is a CS group on Funtrivia hosted by Lottie so come and join us. Tuesday is our CS quiz day.


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I always go wrong on the birthdate questions! (as of course did EBD herself frequently, think Josette has at least 3 if not 4 different ones!)


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Good luck Lotte!


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How exciting! I've got my fingers crossed for you!


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Thanks everyone!

I can't go into too much detail about the auditions, except to say that I had a lot of fun and got over my nerves pretty quickly, and met some interesting people. Also, I'm already in another Funtrivia team, the British, otherwise I'd have joined the CBB-ers! I recognise a couple of names in there.


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Rooting for you, Lottie. You're braver than I ever would be! :roll:

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Good for you, Lotte. All the best.


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Good luck and if you make it, be sure to let us all know when it's due to be broadcast!


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How was it Lottie? Did you win or not?


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Lotte,

I know you can't tell us if you win, but can you tell us if you got past the audition, and if so do you know date of the programme you'll be on?


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