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Everyone fell in love with this contestant on University Challenge last night

Loveday! Oh Loveday.

WE’VE COME TO expect serious boffins on University Challenge, but the brain power reached a whole new level during last night’s final.

The competition was won almost single-handedly by Ted Loveday from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge – defeating Binnie of Oxford’s Magdalen College, who previously wowed us with some ‘modular arithmetic’ earlier this year.

To give you an example of Loveday’s prowess, check out how quickly he answers this question (and how happy he is when he’s right):

Of course, Loveday is now the new king of University Challenge. And Twitter has begun worshipping him accordingly.

There was much admiration of The Jumper

People were fascinated by his water consumption

Loveday has been known to take a sip of water after every question, which has lead to some discussion about his bladder:

And just generally taken by the breadth of his knowledge

There were even calls for April 13 to be renamed Loveday

And why not, we ask you?

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