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Monkman, the lad with no inside voice, was the hero of tonight's University Challenge


EVERY EPISODE OF University Challenge needs a hero and tonight’s was a young Canadian man named Eric Monkman of Wolfson Cambridge.

Monkman got off to a flying start with his exuberant introduction…

And he didn’t disappoint, delivering each and every answer with his signature vigour


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The heartbreak on his face when he got this question wrong


Even his goodbye was entertaining!

(If you can’t see the video, please click here.)

Many viewers noticed a slight similarity between Monkman and Corrie’s Roy Cropper.

Stick a pair of glasses on Roy and they’re they spit of each other.

Uncanny, tbh.


(There was also a bang of Dwight Schrute off him, if you ask us.)

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In the end, Wolfson Cambridge slightly edged out SOAS to win…

But the evening’s real winner was Monkman.

See you in the next round, Eric!

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Amy O'Connor

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