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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.
Together they make up the Eggheads,
arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.
The question is, can they be beaten?
Welcome to a special celebrity edition of Eggheads,
the show where a team of five quiz challengers pit their wits against
possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
Here they are, the Eggheads.
How are you feeling? Energetic?
-You're going to have to be
against these challengers.
Hoping to be crowned victors today are Ladies Who Lunge.
Now, everyone on this team has either thrown, kicked,
passed or batted their way to the top of their game,
bagging Olympic medals,
winning World Cups and lifting trophies along the way.
But how will they fare against our quiz champions?
Let's meet them.
Hello, my name's Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent.
I'm a former England cricketer
and now, more likely, you'll hear me on
BBC Test Match Special as a commentator.
My name is Maggie Alphonsi.
I'm a sports commentator and former rugby international player.
I was part of the team that won the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2014.
Hi, I'm Catherine Spencer, former England Women's Rugby captain.
I retired from international sport about five years ago
and I now run my own business inspiring female leaders.
Hi, I'm Sarah Stevenson.
I'm a multiple world tae kwon do champion
and I won the first-ever Olympic medal for tae kwon do in 2008.
Hi, I'm Goldie Sayers,
a three-time Olympian and British record-holder for the javelin.
Ebony-Jewel and team, hello.
Welcome. I know it's not the first time for some of you.
Ebony-Jewel, are you captaining this outfit here?
Yeah. We're bonded.
We're a team now that are ready to fire.
OK. And when you go in against the Eggs,
do you need a strategy or is best to just do it on instinct?
I think we're all quite competitive, aren't we?
I think we're ready to take them down, to be honest.
That edge is coming out of all of us.
I feel... Already I feel a sense of competition, Maggie.
There's only first place and then after that it's nowhere, isn't it?
Definitely. Look, we are focused.
I feel very focused.
I've been on here before with Catherine Spencer.
-We want our revenge.
-What have you said to your team-mates who haven't
been on Eggheads before about just what it feels like
to go in that booth?
-We haven't told them anything.
-We thought it was best that way.
That's the key thing. And just enjoy it.
-That's the main thing.
-And I'm assuming, Catherine,
that you all want to do Sport, is that right?
Cos sport is your thing. Or maybe I'm wrong.
Well, that is true.
There's a certain expectation if we go and take on the Sport round.
Yeah, I think we'd all feel comfortable with that,
but we'll see. We'll see who's in the zone most
if Sport comes up. We don't know, do we?
Sarah, how's your quizzing?
Not the best but, you know,
I am competitive so I do want to win for the team.
-We have bonded quite well.
So, yeah, I hope the competitiveness will help the quizzing.
A lot of it, it seems to be, is just to do with recall.
All the answers are in there somewhere, Sarah.
How are you when you just say,
"I'm going to remember something I was last told ten years ago"?
-No, I'll do it. Yeah.
-I'll be fine, yeah.
I'm ready, yeah.
Goldie, any subject outside Sport that you're looking for?
Outside Sport? Er...
Maybe Music? Maybe Geography?
Possibly. History is not my strong point,
but I think it might be more of a strategy thing.
We've got a psychology degree in Maggie here,
so she might be able to strategise and psych out our opposition.
That's a very good point, cos they can be put off, Maggie,
they can be put off by confidence.
-Fake till you make it.
-That's right, fake it to make it.
I like that. They do that the whole time.
Good luck, Challengers. Every day there is £1,000 worth of cash up for
grabs for our Challengers' chosen charity.
However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads,
the prize money rolls over to our next celebrity show.
So, Ladies Who Lunge,
I can tell you the Eggheads have won the last ten
against the celebrities. They're doing really well.
So it means there's an £11,000 jackpot to win today.
-Would you like to try?
I thought as much.
And the first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Music.
So you can take on either Judith, Kevin, Pat,
Barry or Steve at the end in pink.
I would love to do this.
-Music is my thing.
-OK. Passion is good.
I've got a number one single.
-I think I can do this. Let's do this.
-It's got Maggie's name all over it.
-OK, Maggie, against which Egghead?
Any one you like.
Well, the last time I was on here,
I was up against Kevin and I'd love to take him on again.
Good. That's great. I can't remember what happened last time.
Let's not even go there.
Maggie from Ladies Who Lunge taking on Kevin from the Eggheads,
known as the Grand Master on Music.
Get him out and that will be a really good moment, starting moment,
for your team. Just to ensure there is no conferring,
would you please now take your positions
in the famous Question Room?
So, before we get to quizzing, Maggie,
you represented your country 74 times?
That's correct, yeah,
and we were fortunate enough to win a World Cup in that process.
I'm sure fortune was not a part of it.
-What was your nickname, Maggie the Machine?
-That is correct, yes,
and I'm hoping that it will continue with that nickname for a bit longer,
even though I'm not playing any more.
So in terms of going against Kevin, we can use the same force.
-It's not a problem.
Just charge at him.
Good luck in this round, Maggie. Music is the subject.
Would you like to go first or second?
I would like to go first, please.
And here we go. Who was the winner of X Factor in 2016?
Well, I'm a big X Factor fan,
so I know it wasn't Leon Jackson.
But Matt Cardle,
I know he won it a few years back and is now doing lots of musicals,
so the answer I'm going to go with is Matt Terry.
Brilliant. You've got it. Matt Terry is the answer.
And when you played Kevin, was it 2007?
-And we had an Entertainment round.
Did you get the first question right?
I think I got the first question wrong,
and then I got the second question...
erm, wrong, which was a Music question.
OK. So we are already ahead of 2007.
-It's an improvement.
Kevin, your question.
What do the letters MOR stand for in relation to a certain style of commercial music?
I like the other two, the other two choices there,
which have the whiff of being made up about them,
but I think this is middle of the road.
Middle of the road is quite right. Well done, one each.
Maggie, back to you. Hold position.
"Tale as old as time" is the opening line from which song from a Disney musical?
OK, I love The Lion King
and I don't think it's in The Circle Of Life.
Under The Sea, oh, that's...
It doesn't sound like it will be in that one,
so I'm going to go with Beauty And The Beast.
You're definitely doing better than last time.
You're right. Well done. Beauty And The Beast it is.
Now, we just need Kevin to be taken out by a flanker.
Which English singer, Kevin,
has won more Brit Awards than any other artist?
Well, the Brit awards go back to...
They go back a bit, actually.
More Brit Awards than any other singer...
I wouldn't have thought it was Ed Sheeran,
because he's only come along relatively...
I mean, he's won a few, but he's only come along relatively recently,
so it's between the other two, I think.
When the choices came up, my instinct was Robbie Williams,
but... I mean, Sting has obviously been around for...quite a while.
I'll stick with my instinct and go for Robbie Williams,
but it could very easily be Sting.
You were so nearly wrong, and that would have helped Maggie so much.
-Robbie Williams is right.
Don't apologise. That's the way they roll, I'm afraid.
OK, Maggie, your third question.
On the 27th of January 2006, all the church bells in which city
were rung simultaneously to honour the 250th anniversary
of the birth of the composer Mozart?
Right. This is a difficult one.
To be honest, I don't have a strong confident answer with this one.
The only one that's jumping out to me at the moment is Munich.
Munich is your answer. Let's see if the Challengers know.
-Do you know?
-I would have said Salzburg.
I think I would've said Salzburg as well.
Because Salzburg is Austria.
-Was he German? Was he Austrian? Kevin?
He was born in Salzburg.
Salzburg is the answer, Maggie.
Sorry. Yeah, 2006, 250th anniversary of the birth of the composer Mozart.
So it gives Kevin a little chance here.
The hardest working man in show business
was one of the nicknames of which American singer
born in South Carolina in 1933?
Well, I think he had a lot of nicknames
and I think it's James Brown.
If you're right, you've knocked out Maggie.
And you'll have to come back again, Maggie,
-if that's happened.
James Brown is the right answer. Kevin, you're through to the final.
Maggie, you're knocked out, but it is early days.
Return to us, both of you, and we'll see what happens in the next round.
OK, well, that was painful,
cos Ladies Who Lunge have lost their open-side flanker
and a crucial member of the team.
Ebony, any change of formation now?
No, we're still going to wing it.
Win, not wing!
We're confident. We were pleased with Maggie's performance.
She did a very good job.
We're proud of you. She's given us a bit of motivation, I think.
Yep. And complete composure in the booth as well,
which shows you can keep focused in there.
So the Challengers have lost one and the Eggheads are still all there,
and now the subject for you is Sport.
-Is this good?
-Goldie, this has got your name on it, hasn't it?
Well, it would be my favourite topic for sure.
So I'd like to think I could do this.
-We're confident in you.
-OK. Happy with that.
against which Egghead? Obviously it can't be Kevin.
Actually, Pat tells me he's a former javelin thrower,
so I think I'm going to take on the javelin thrower.
-Is that right?
You've got something out of him I've never managed to find out.
Goldie from Ladies Who Lunge versus the newly discovered javelin thrower
on the Eggheads team. Who knew?
To ensure there no conferring, please take your positions.
So, Pat, you've emerged as a javelin thrower?
I've emerged as somebody who, as a little boy,
had a great difficulty throwing the javelin.
It's not quite the same thing.
But you did the javelin at school sports day, did you?
Well, my sister was an accomplished sprinter
so I found myself on training tracks
at athletics meetings with nothing to do,
so I tried almost everything to fill the time
and I just remembered how difficult and unnatural the javelin is.
-Because the other throwing items are, I think,
as you would expect, they would be from watching on television,
but throwing the javelin a long way is quite difficult.
So, that does lead us to ask you, Goldie,
why you chose that as your sport.
I could always throw a ball a long way, as I'm sure Ebony can, too,
but I'd just loved it.
I love the feel of it. It's the feeling, I think,
and you're trying to make throwing a javelin as effortless as possible
and, effectively, you're trying to create a bow for an arrow,
whereas the pole vault is the opposite end -
you're the arrow and the pole is the bow. I just love it.
I love the feeling of throwing a long throw.
And you are a three-time Olympian, British record-holder,
11-time UK champion,
and what lessons have you learned about it over all those events?
It's the one, I think it's the athletic event where you can't try.
If you try and throw far, that's where it all goes wrong,
so you have to, again,
make it as effortless as possible and use your body in such a way
to propel this implement.
And in all the other things in life, like, you know,
finding a great coach and the technique of the event
is the most important thing
and then you build the speed, power, strength after that.
All right. Here we are. Sport is the topic.
And, Goldie, do you want to go first or second?
I think I'm going to go first.
Here we go. In which year did the boxer Lennox Lewis
announce his retirement? Goldie, was it...?
Oh, this is tricky. I'm trying to remember when he was world champion.
I would say that was in the '90s, cos I remember it.
However, 2004 doesn't seem very long ago.
The Athens Olympics, for me,
seems like yesterday even though that's over, you know,
well over a decade ago. Erm...
My gut is saying 2004.
I'm going to go with 2004.
2004 is your answer.
Let's see if Pat knows. Pat?
I'm not sure which way I'd go.
Between '94 and 2004.
2004 is the correct answer, Goldie.
Pat, your question.
Which of these sports stadiums has the largest capacity?
I think, by quite a distance, I think it's Wembley Stadium.
I think it can seat just over 80,000.
Wembley Stadium is right.
OK, Goldie, your second question.
How many Olympic gold medals has Andy Murray won?
Well, he's definitely won two.
However I'm just trying to remember
if he won the doubles with his brother.
I didn't make the team for Rio, so I wasn't there.
This is tough. Erm...
It's whether it's a doubles gold as well.
I'm thinking he didn't win gold in the doubles.
I'm going to go for two, but I may well kick myself!
OK, two is your answer. Let's see if the Challengers know.
-What do you think, Ebony and team?
-Yeah. We're saying two.
I think it's two.
Yeah? So we have London 2012, the famous one.
-And then 2016?
Rio, he's won gold.
And his brother has done it with somebody else, so two.
Is that right, Eggs? He won gold in 2016?
Yes, yes. It's the two singles titles, yes.
Simple as that, yeah. You've got it absolutely right, Goldie.
Two singles titles at the Olympics.
The answer is two. Well done.
Pat, who is the only footballer to score a goal in the League Cup final,
the FA Cup final, the UEFA Cup final and the Champions League final?
There are an endless number of these questions about players
who've done particular combinations.
I have a first preference for Steven Gerrard,
but I better just give a little thought to the other two.
Yes, I think I have a memory of it being Steven Gerrard.
Steven Gerrard is the right answer.
Ah, that's annoying.
That is annoying. OK. Get this right, Goldie.
Let's get him under some pressure. See if we can ease out an Egghead.
Which England cricketer is nicknamed The Beard That's Feared?
Ebony, I need to feel your vibes this side of the fence.
OK. Process of elimination.
So, my gut is saying Moeen Ali cos he has a beard.
Adil Rashid is very new on the scene
and is about 12, so I don't think has a beard.
Er... Zafar Ansari, I'm not as familiar with.
I'm going to go with Moeen Ali because I know most about him,
but only because he's an England player.
OK, so down the middle again. Is it right? Let's check with Ebony.
Do you know? Interestingly, I haven't heard the nickname.
It's definitely not Zafar, cos he's young, fresh-faced.
Adil Rashid does have a beard, but it's quite small and a bit more...
-more like Pat's, a little bit more than Pat's.
Moeen has got a long beard, so I think she's going
-for the right thought process.
-We like the logic, Goldie,
cos I think, basically, Ebony says that Moeen's got
-the most impressive beard.
He is the right answer. Well done.
Moeen Ali. Well done.
Quizzing well, team.
Three out of three. Pat under pressure.
Pat, if you get this wrong, you are out.
Sandy Lyle was the first British golfer
to win which major tournament?
I think he sealed the deal with a fairway bunker shot
on the 18th to win the Masters.
The Masters is correct.
So we go to Sudden Death.
Goldie, it gets a little bit harder.
I don't give you alternative options.
OK, here is your question.
Which football team in League One for the 2016-17 season
plays home matches at Highbury Stadium
in their strip of red shirts with white sleeves and white shorts?
So, obviously not Arsenal, cos they're not League One.
Football is not my...
..specialist Sport topic, so League One teams,
so now... The Championship is obviously the Championship,
League One is the old... what used to be Third Division.
I think. Erm...
I don't know. I need to guess a team,
but I'm struggling to come up with a League One team name even.
Red associated with an area...
-No, it's not Nottingham Forest.
-Let's ask Pat.
-I think it's a pretty tough one to guess.
I think it's Fleetwood Town.
Fleetwood Town is right.
That's a hard question.
Theirs supporters are known as the Cod Army.
So, Pat, you can take the round with this Sudden Death question.
Which heavyweight British boxer
was the only man to win three Lonsdale Belts outright?
I have a thought in my head for Henry Cooper,
but I'd better...think. Erm...
Well, Cooper and Lewis are certainly two of the very successful heavyweights.
No. I think it's Henry Cooper.
He won these by winning three British title fights,
and the answer is Henry Cooper.
Well done, Pat.
Sorry, Goldie. Knocked out on Sudden Death by our Egghead.
You took him quite a distance, though.
Please return to us and we'll play round three.
So, as it stands, Ladies Who Lunge
have lost two brains from the final round.
They're battling hard,
but the Eggheads have still not lost a brain.
Maybe now is the moment.
The next subject for you is Film & TV.
Who wants this? This is it! LAUGHTER
It's the only one that I probably can do.
OK. Our tae kwon do champion against which Egghead?
-Judith looks quietly confident.
I'm quite scared of Judith, to be honest!
Go on, then, Sarah. Barry has got a good shirt.
He's got a very good shirt.
Who's least confident on that?
I think that's how we have to go through.
What is your gut saying?
Who can be a psychologist to help us out here, Maggie?
-Barry's looking a bit nervous.
Barry looks very happy when he's nervous.
He does, he looks happy when he's nervous!
-I'm always happy!
-OK, we'll go with Barry.
-Go for it.
-You might have just sniffed out a weakness there.
Sarah, from Ladies Who Lunge, takes on Barry from the Eggheads.
I know you'll be delighted to go into the booth, Barry.
To ensure there's no conferring, please take your positions.
Sarah, you are the most successful GB tae kwon do champion in history.
I used to think so, I'm not too sure if I am now.
You know, we did so well in Rio with Jade winning double gold,
Olympic gold medal, and Lutalo and Bianca doing so well.
I'd say I have a lot of world and European medals
and an Olympic medal,
so I don't know if I'm the most successful any more, sadly.
Well, that's very modest of you.
I mean, the actual record is amazing,
but it's funny, isn't? Because that's a sport that's not
so well known to people, so I'm presuming a lot of time
-you have to spend your time explaining what you do.
Not as much now, you know, ever since we got the medal in Beijing,
it kind of propelled tae kwon do a little bit further into the front of
people's minds, like, it isn't judo or karate,
it is a completely different sport,
but you still do get, now and then, people saying,
"Are you the judo girl or the karate girl?"
and I'm like, "No. It's tae kwon do."
What was it, actually, that led you into tae kwon do in the first place?
My brother did it and when I was old enough to join in,
I just joined in.
I kind of think it was a bit of a baby-sitting service, maybe, at first,
or just to get rid of me and my brother for a few hours!
Barry, do you follow tae kwon do?
Actually, I do. I love watching it.
I think it's very skilful and very graceful.
It's almost balletic in its movement.
Yeah, it's the way that the kicks almost put you in a splits position,
-Sarah, don't they, cos they're so high?
I'd like to say I can still do that,
but I'd probably end up in A&E now if I tried to do something!
But, yeah, you've got to be really flexible for tae kwon do
and a lot of stretching is involved.
OK, good luck against Barry here on Film & TV.
Sarah, would you like to go first or second?
I think I'll go second, for a change.
OK, so we start with Barry on Film & TV. Here it is, Barry.
Michael J Fox starred in how many Back To The Future films?
Just trying to see how many I can remember.
I can only remember three, so that's my answer. Three.
-Three is right.
In 2007, Kaley Cuoco took on the role of the aspiring actress Penny
in which US TV sitcom?
I don't know that name...
..but I have watched a couple of those programmes.
Can you just repeat the question again, for the year?
In 2007, Kaley Cuoco took on the role of the aspiring actress Penny
in which US TV sitcom?
OK. So it was quite a long time ago,
so I don't think it's The Big Bang Theory.
I don't think that's...
The King Of Queens...
..for some reason I think that might be a little bit older.
..just as a process of elimination
I'm going to go with How I Met Your Mother.
-OK, let's see if your team-mates know. Do you know?
I watch this programme quite a lot
and I think it's The Big Bang Theory.
Funnily enough, I've suddenly got into this recently.
It's very good. Which series are you on?
I can't tell you that,
cos that would show that I'm very much an addict.
I'm still on series one,
watching with my 12-year-old, who's told me I've got to watch it,
and she appears and she's got the flat across the hall
and they all fall in love with her.
Penny is in The Big Bang Theory, Sarah.
OK, Barry. You must watch Big Bang Theory, Barry?
It's my all-time favourite show. And I think I must say that,
amongst the wider quizzing community,
there are certainly Sheldons, Howards and Leonards there!
OK. Here is your question, Barry.
Which actor played Egg in This Life and Simon Casey in Teachers?
I remember him in This Life - I can't remember the Teachers one -
but I can't remember who played him.
I'm going to rule out Steve John Shepherd...
..but I cannot decide between the other two.
Jack Davenport, Andrew Lincoln.
I'm really not sure on this. I'm going to go for Andrew Lincoln.
Andrew Lincoln is correct.
So Barry's got two, Sarah,
cos you let him go first,
so you need to get this one right to stay in.
Don't worry, we can do this.
Which actress directed the 2014 film Unbroken?
I haven't seen the film, but I think...
..I know who it is.
My gut instinct is telling me that it's Angelina Jolie.
She's a woman of many talents.
I don't recall the other two directing any films.
And I'm sure the film was based on a true story.
I can't remember exactly what it is,
but I'm going to go with Angelina Jolie.
Angelina Jolie is the right answer.
Well done. Sarah. Good stuff.
Still in there. So 2-1 to Barry.
Barry, you can take it with this question.
Which Oscar-winning Hollywood actor has been quoted as saying,
"Never confuse the size of your pay cheque
"with the size of your talent"?
Oh. Goodness me. It could be any of them.
"Never confuse the size of your pay cheque
"with the size of your talent."
I don't know, but it sounds to me the sort of thing that Brando
would say, so I shall go for Marlon Brando.
Marlon Brando is the right answer.
He's just taken a stab at that and got it right.
Sarah, I'm sorry.
You've been beaten by our Egghead and will not be in the final round.
One more round to go before the final.
Please rejoin your teams. We'll play it.
OK, it's difficult for Ladies Who Lunge at the moment,
but there's still a chance of a comeback,
and I know you all believe in that.
You've lost three brains from the final round.
The Eggheads are all still sitting there,
looking a little bit too pleased with themselves, I think.
-We're not confident, but we're going to put our shoulders back.
Fake it till you make it and all that.
Yeah, love it. The next subject is Geography.
It's going to be Ebony or Catherine.
-Who wants this?
-It's between you two.
I don't mind having a go.
Are you confident on General Knowledge or...?
Who prefers to be here for the General Knowledge?
-Ebony, you've travelled a lot.
-Yeah, that's true.
-I don't mind giving it a stab.
-I mean, we've all travelled a lot,
but you're probably more so, worldwide.
Your brother is a geography teacher, isn't he?
My brother is a geography teacher! He is my twin brother.
Perhaps I can tune in some telepathic thing.
I don't mind doing geography.
-Who's it going to be?
-It's going to be me.
Catherine. OK. So rugby over cricket on this one occasion.
And against which Egghead?
You can have either of the ones on the end, so Steve or Judith?
Judith. What do we think?
I know you've been here before, to Eggheads, so this is time for revenge now.
Steve looks quietly confident.
I also think Judith is very good at General Knowledge at the end.
-I think they're both going to be quite good.
-Judith is trying to psych you out.
-She is, isn't she?
-Maybe I'll take on Judith.
-OK, we'll go for Judith.
What were you reading?
We could see it in your eyes.
In my eyes? Panic?
THEY TALK OVER EACH OTHER
-There's something going on there.
-There's a bit of nervousness.
So Catherine, whose twin brother is a geography teacher,
is taking on... I'm trying to make that sound as serious as I can!
..from Ladies Who Lunge takes on our own Judith from the Eggheads.
Last round before the final. Please, ladies, take your positions.
Catherine, you had a stellar international rugby career
-if I may say so.
-Thank you, Jeremy.
I don't want to embarrass you, but first cap in 2004,
63 caps for England, scored 18 times for your country,
captained the team for three years.
My goodness. Was it eight Six Nations competitions you were in?
Yes, it was eight.
Quite a few. Winning six of them, I think it was.
I think it was six, yeah.
So we're on Geography here, Catherine.
I'm just remembering when you were on before and whether...
Cos it was maybe a decade ago when you were on Eggheads before
and what you learned from that appearance...
I think you were paired with Chris.
I was. I was up against Chris and I took on Art & Literature, I think,
which is probably slightly worse than Geography.
Got to Sudden Death
and I've spent the last ten years trying to forget about it,
but here I am again, along with Maggie,
back to kind of trying to get through it for a second time,
but we'll see how we go with Geography. You never know.
We've got to invoke the spirit of your twin brother here,
who is the geography teacher, right?
He is, he is exactly that, so I shall try to see if I can
connect with him in some kind of weird telepathic way
right at this moment.
Excellent. International rugby involves travel as well,
so that should be helpful, too.
-Let's hope so.
-Catherine, would you like to go first or second on
-I was going to go second, but I think I would like to get it
over and done with, so I think I'd like to go first, please.
OK, here we go, very tense here, our brilliant Ladies Who Lunge,
last round now before the final and, Catherine, your first question.
Dorchester is the county town of which English county?
OK, I know it's not Lancashire.
Up North... Well, I say everything is up North, because I live in Kent!
I'm pretty sure it's not Surrey, cos I think that's probably Guildford,
so I'm going to go with Dorset.
Dorset is the right answer, well done.
Judith, Studio City is a neighbourhood in which US city?
Well, I think it's got to be Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is correct.
We go back to our Challenger.
The port of Vigo is in which European country?
-It's V-I-G-O, OK?
-OK, I've not been there.
I'm just going to have to think about this.
I don't think it's France, I haven't heard of it as being a French port.
My Spanish geography is not great.
I have been to some Spanish islands, I've not been to mainland Spain.
For some reason, Vigo, it sounds more Greek to me
than it does Spanish or French.
I'm going to go with Greece.
Judith, do you know?
It's in north-west Spain.
Spain is the answer, Catherine.
So we have to hope now Judith comes unstuck,
which does occasionally happen. Not often, Judith.
Well, fairly often!
Here's your question.
The River Calder flows into which other river
near the Yorkshire town of Castleford?
Oh. Well, not the Severn, because that is
sort of way over to the west.
The Aire is a Yorkshire river.
I don't know whether the Trent...
I mean, the Trent is round about Nottingham,
so it's in Nottinghamshire. I think it must be Aire.
Aire is the right answer.
It is. Phew.
I was willing the river to be diverted
even as you were answering so we
could say it was wrong. OK, Catherine,
you've got to get this one right or Ebony may be slightly lonely in the
final round. Here we go.
Nauru is an island nation located in which ocean?
It's N-A-U-R-U, OK?
I would love to say that I know this and I have been there
and I absolutely know where it is, but that's not the case whatsoever,
so I'm going to have to think about this.
I don't think it sounds Indian.
Because it doesn't seem like the obvious answer
and part of me for some reason is thinking Newfoundland-ish,
Canadian-ish, I'm actually going to go with Atlantic.
Well, the Eggheads have a kind of rule, Catherine, which is that if...
This is your rule, Judith, you can say what it is.
Well, when in doubt about islands, you say they live in the Pacific.
And the answer here is the Pacific.
Catherine, sorry, that means Judith has won through.
All the Eggheads have won their rounds.
It's going to be tough in the final, but not by any means impossible,
especially not for this team of Challengers.
Come back to us. We'll play the final round.
This is what we have been playing towards.
It is time for the final round,
which, as always, is General Knowledge.
But I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads will not be
allowed to take part in this round, so Maggie, Catherine,
Sarah and Goldie from the Ladies Who Lunge, I'm sorry,
but would you please now leave the studio?
Ebony, good luck here.
Your sporting record is stunning.
You were part of the England team that won
the ninth ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in Sydney in 2009.
The first black woman to play for the England team.
You went on to win the women's World Twenty20,
the NatWest one-day series,
you retained the Ashes, and, like some of our other competitors,
there's a moment where you stop the cricket and you've got to think,
"What do I want to do with my life?" And you're still quite young.
Yeah, yeah. I retired quite early,
partly cos we had such a good year in 2009.
I don't think it can get better than winning two world tournaments,
the Ashes, all that sort of stuff.
So, yeah, I kind of decided to hang up my boots and I was fortunate the
producers heard me chatting away over the years here and there
and he just gave me a phone call and that was it, really,
so now I get to spend time on the airwaves for Test Match Special
with Jonathan Agnew and the old boys talking cricket,
so a fantastic opportunity.
OK. Ebony, good luck doing a similarly brilliant job here
against the Eggheads. I'm rooting for you.
Ladies Who Lunge will win £11,000 for your charities
if you can triumph against these five.
We've go Steve, Barry, Pat, Kevin and Judith,
not playing for money themselves, playing for their own reputation.
It does matter to them that they keep beating the celebrity teams,
and we want you to stop it right now.
So, I'm going to ask each team three questions in turn,
this time the questions are all General Knowledge.
They can confer, but I'm sorry, that doesn't help you.
-Can you bring the juggernaut to a halt?
Let's see. Ebony, would you like to go first or second?
I'll definitely go first, get in the game, see what happens.
OK, good luck, Ebony, here we go.
Normally there are how many humerus bones in the human body?
Humerus is H-U-M-E-R-U-S.
I think humerus is upper arms.
I could be wrong. I definitely think it's upper arms.
I'm going through the bones in my head.
I'm going to go upper arms.
-I'm going to say two.
-Two is your answer.
It's this bone here, is it?
-That goes from here up to there, Eggheads?
-Yes, it's the upper arm.
-Two is right.
-In the game!
In the game...now. Let's hope.
Eggheads, what is the square root of 121?
-I can't do this one.
-10 is 100.
We're all pretty confident that's 11, Jeremy.
OK. Judith, are you sure?
I noticed you didn't want to take part.
-Absolutely not. I let them do it.
-You let them do the maths?
11 times 11 is 121.
You're right, Eggheads.
Ebony, back to you. Which part of the Mediterranean Sea
lies between Greece and Turkey?
Catherine, I need Catherine's twin brother here right now
for a bit of geography.
If I'm honest, I have no clue.
Between Greece and Turkey.
I'm going to... It's going to be a pure stab,
I'm going to say no to the Adriatic Sea.
I'm going to just go gut and go Balearic Sea.
Balearic. Where is the Balearic Sea, Eggheads?
-It's near Majorca.
You were right to rule out Adriatic.
I really thought you were going the right way.
Aegean. It's the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey.
Don't worry. Still level.
Eggheads, you can take the lead with this.
What is the first name of the younger sister of the American model
and reality television personality Kendall Jenner?
-That was meant to be Australian, it sounded Scottish!
-There is a Kylie Jenner.
-There is a Kylie Jenner, definitely.
-There's a Khloe as well.
-There's a Kim. Oh.
-Not on the list.
-I don't know if she's younger or not.
Katherine, does that ring any bells?
I think I've heard of a Kylie.
Consensus of opinion, Jeremy, seems to be Kylie.
Kylie is your answer? Ebony, are they right?
Yeah, I think so. Kylie...
Kim is the oldest, never heard of a Katherine in the Kardashians.
So it's Kim Kardashian and it is Kylie Jenner.
You're right, Eggheads.
I was hoping that they would fall over there.
I really was. OK.
Very tense backstage, I can tell you, looking at their faces.
Ebony, you have to get this...you have to get this right to stay in.
Which Sussex town established in 1916
was originally known as New Anzac-on-Sea?
OK. Right, this is a hard one.
I don't know, but 1916, a Sussex town, er...
I'm going to rule out Stoneham just cos I don't know where it is.
Worthing, I'm sure it's down there,
and Peacehaven, just the word "haven" makes you think of Newhaven.
I'll just get you to repeat the question before I have a stab.
Take your time. Which Sussex town, established in 1916,
was originally known as New Anzac-on-Sea?
On Sea. I've got...
I've got to go haven then, just taking the fact that...
I'm going to go Peacehaven.
Let's just check with the Eggheads here.
Anzac-on-Sea, is that a New Zealand dimension there?
What's going on there?
Australia and New Zealand,
because that would have been soon after the Gallipoli landings
where the Anzacs, the Anzac was the
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
They famously took a lot of casualties
and of course many wounded soldiers came back to Sussex
and the area of the South Coast to recuperate.
So it's partly to honour them.
And then renamed after the war because of the peace.
Peacehaven is the right answer.
-Right, now I need them to...
-Yeah, that's exactly right!
-We need to just do whatever you have to do.
-Send the vibes!
Send the vibe!
Eggheads, which former Conservative MP is a successful author in the
so-called chick lit genre with titles including
Venus Envy and The Devil You Know?
Louise Mensch comes to mind.
She's gone off to America, hasn't she, Louise Mensch?
She writes under Louise Bagshawe.
She would certainly classify as chick lit.
Have we got anything on any of the other two as regards writing?
No, Esther McVey...
She was television and then she was politics.
-Don't know much about Angie.
-Don't know anything about Angie.
I think Louise Mensch.
-What I know of her writing would fall within that genre.
Right. Well, we're not entirely certain, Jeremy,
but on the basis that we all recognise Louise Mensch
as an author, that will have to be our answer.
Louise Mensch is your answer.
Was Louise Bagshawe, you're quite right, Eggheads,
the answer is Louise Mensch,
and, with that, you've taken it.
We say congratulations, Eggheads. You have won.
Well, you've got to come back.
Yeah, well, I was hoping they would have a generous day
-and maybe try and...
-They do, believe me.
-Competitive, isn't it?
-There's a bit of steel in there.
There's never any generosity, but there is sometimes error,
isn't there, Eggheads? You just haven't seen much of it today...
-..but there are moments where, just for whatever reason,
it doesn't work out.
Well, if there's a pure cricket round,
please feel free to get me back in!
Oh, Ebony and team, thank you so much for coming in.
Thanks for playing. Commiserations to Ladies Who Lunge.
The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them
and this impressive winning streak continues.
It does mean the Challengers haven't won the £11,000 for their charity,
so we roll that over to the next show.
Who will beat you?
Join us next time to see if a new team of celebrity Challengers
have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.
There'll be £12,000 to play for.
Until then, goodbye.
Jeremy Vine hosts a special celebrity edition of the show where every day a new team of challengers take on arguably the greatest quiz team in Britain - the Eggheads.
Can a team of sportswomen featuring Goldie Sayers, Maggie Alphonsi, Ebony-Jewel Rainford, Catherine Spencer and Sarah Stevenson triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity?