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Monkman was back on University Challenge last night and everyone was absolutely delighted


BACK IN SEPTEMBER, Canadian student Eric Monkman became a University Challenge legend thanks to his sheer enthusiasm and complete lack of indoor voice:

Last night his team Wolfson Cambridge returned for the quarter finals, and University Challenge viewers were ecstatic to have him back.

No, really. ‘Monkman’ was the number one trending topic on Twitter throughout the show, because his fans just couldn’t stop tweeting their love for him.

He impressed with this confident pronunciation of the name ‘Wolfgang’

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Not easily done.

And answered a question about the Seven Dwarves with his inimitable vigour

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*roars* SNEEZY.

Charmed people with his formality

Found a worthy opponent in Goldman, Balliol Oxford’s captain

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And scared children with the sheer force of his enthusiasm


People were tracking his facial expressions

And keeping them close to their hearts

There’s a motivational screensaver if we’ve ever seen one.

Happily, Monkman’s team were the victors with 165 points, so his fans won’t have to wait too long to see him on their screens again. The one saving grace of 2017.

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