Jeremy Vine hosts a celebrity edition of the quiz. Can a team of Paralympic athletes triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity?
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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.
They are the Eggheads.
Here you are. Are you ready for the race?
-On the blocks.
-Good, very good.
Trying to push our Goliaths into second place
today are the Para-Rangers.
Now, this team of athletes have been thrilling us with their
sporting excellence at Paralympic Games going back to Sydney 2000.
They have set world records and won multiple medals.
But will it be the Eggheads or the Challengers
running the victory lap at the end of the final round?
-Let's meet them.
-I'm Danny Crates,
former Paralympic athlete and gold medallist from Athens 2004.
The only member of the team who has retired.
An old has-been, I guess.
But I now work as a motivational speaker
and a little bit in television.
Hi, I'm Megan Giglia. I am a para-cyclist, track and road,
and I am double world champion and world record-holder...
and scapegoat for the team.
Hi, I'm Jonathan Broom-Edwards, I'm a Paralympic high jumper
and I won a silver medal at Rio.
Hi, everyone. I am Stef Reid,
I am a three-time Paralympic medallist in athletics,
and I am also a broadcaster, a speaker and a fashion model.
Hi, I'm Dan Greaves, British Paralympic discus thrower,
collecting five Paralympic medals at five games,
and I also like to bench press.
So, Danny and team, hello.
-Great to see you.
And, Danny, I know this is not like your normal activities here.
Are you prepped for this?
Yeah. I mean, I've played the app.
I won't tell you how I got on, but I've played the app!
Eggheads, do you play your own app or not?
I didn't know we had one!
You are an app. Judith doesn't even know that.
You broke the news to her. She doesn't even know she's an app.
-You're that modern.
Any particular subjects you're strong on, Danny?
Or where you think the team are weak?
I think my strongest subject is the life and work of Danny Crates,
former Paralympic athlete.
I'm probably more just general knowledge.
I don't think I've got a specialist field,
and it's definitely not sport.
Megan, how about you?
I'm sure at some point you've all been answers on Eggheads, actually.
Well, for me, the only subject that really sticks in my head
and I actually remember is anything to do with animals and dogs.
So the chances of that coming up is, eh, fat chance!
I don't know. Well, that comes up in science.
Judith famously won a science round against a rocket scientist
on a question about a plant.
Yes. Animals, dogs and plants all come into science.
-So worth remembering.
-I'll get a plant then!
Jonathan, do you watch the show?
I've watched the show a couple of times.
I've also played the app relentlessly
over the last 24 hours, trying to practise.
In terms of a subject I feel I will be better at,
maybe towards science or music.
The others - sport, I'm actually quite naive in sport, so...
Interesting, Danny said that as well.
So sports people are not necessarily knowledgeable
about other sports than their own?
I'm definitely the least knowledgeable
-out of all of us, I think.
-Stef, are you the same?
Do you know, I love sport?
The problem is I don't know much about football or cricket.
I feel like that's probably going to be the most popular.
But I'm probably going to be most confident in science.
My background is as a biochemist.
We're getting a lot of science here.
Did this come out during the strategy session?
I'm the scapegoat. So I get whatever they don't know.
Oh, OK. The pressure in the booth, I'm always told, is considerable.
Suddenly you get a question and you've got to get the answer
out of your own brain.
But then you're used to pressure, Stef, right?
Yeah, I think it can sometimes bring out the best in you.
-It's a good thing.
-Yeah. Dan, how about you?
Yeah, this is completely left field and not what we're used to
but I'm sure, as a team, collectively,
we'll be able to get a few questions right and put
the Eggheads under some serious pressure
like we have our competitors.
When they go under pressure, these Eggheads,
they can just suddenly collapse, can't you?
Yeah. That's definitely going to happen(!)
Tell our Challengers here, are there gaps in your knowledge? Be honest.
-Are there things in the world you don't know?
-There's absolutely nothing in the world I don't know.
I know everything. The last person in the world who knew everything
was supposed to be Christopher Wren.
-Is that right?
-He would have been an Egghead.
-There's a fact.
-Well, maybe Kevin -
Kevin is known as the Grand Master, if you're new to the show -
would be the modern Christopher Wren.
Oh, thank you very much.
So far, no-one has asked me to design a cathedral.
-Good luck, Challengers.
All the best. 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 into the next show.
I can tell you the recent celebrity teams have all come a cropper
with these Eggheads.
They have won the last seven games.
That means there's £8,000 for you to win today, which is, in a way,
very good news. Would you like to try?
The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Film & TV.
One of you needs to go in against either Judith, Kevin, Pat,
-Steve or Lisa.
-I'll go for it if you want.
-Who's this going to be?
OK. Jonathan against any one of the five, Jonathan?
Let's go for Kevin. Just take him on!
Why not? What a great idea.
Wish me luck. Kevin. Let's do it.
Start early, that's a very good idea.
I like that. So Jonathan from the Para-Rangers
is taking on Kevin from the Eggheads right at the start
on Film & TV. And just to ensure there's no conferring,
would you please take your positions in our legendary Question Room?
Jonathan, your sporting history is really interesting cos you never
really saw yourself as a Paralympian at all, did you?
No, I didn't. It wasn't until I'd watched 2012,
the London Paralympic Games,
that I saw I could actually have competed as a high jumper.
And I think my personal best at the time may have got, I think,
third at London 2012.
I was classified just after 2012, actually.
And the condition, I guess, would be called club foot, would it?
Yeah, club foot. It's otherwise known as talipes equinovarus.
It's just a congenital deformity at birth.
So my left foot doesn't function quite like my right one.
Was it thrilling in Rio?
I know you jumped more than two metres.
Coming back from injury, actually,
to go out to Rio on the top stage and perform a season's best,
I was quite happy with that.
But it's given me the experience to go forward towards Tokyo.
Wonderful. Good luck against Kevin, Jonathan.
-Film & TV. Do you want to go first or second?
I'll go first, please.
OK, so Film & TV, Jonathan, against Kevin.
Here is your question.
Which of these TV presenters was born first?
I don't actually know who Ant McPartlin is.
Erm... I know Davina McCall is fairly young in comparison, I think.
You know what, I'm going to go Ant McPartlin.
Born first. I think you will know Ant.
He's one half of Ant and Dec.
I think we had a question like this the other day, Eggheads.
Was it you, Judith, who went on who has got the most grey hair?
Yeah. Phillip Schofield's got a lot of grey hair.
Phillip Schofield is the right answer.
He's got the most grey hair.
That seems to be the way to answer this one.
Phillip Schofield has famously been grey since he was in his mid-20s,
and was still working on children's television dying his hair.
-Dying it un-grey?
Really? Phillip Schofield is the answer, Jonathan.
OK, your question, Kevin. In which part of the world is the 2015 film
The Revenant set?
Well, it's set on the frontier in what was to become the USA.
It's North America.
North America is quite right.
OK, Jonathan, back to you. Don't worry.
The TV comedy series Fresh Meat is set in what sort of institution?
I believe this is university.
You're quite right. It is university.
Well done. Have you seen it?
I haven't watched it, but I remember it coming out.
That's good. It would be very easy to go wrong there.
Well done. Level with Kevin.
Kevin, over to you.
Selasi Gbormittah found fame as a contestant on which TV show in 2016?
Right. Not, eh...
Definitely not my sort of question.
I don't watch any of those.
I think at some point I read an article somewhere in relation to...
..The Apprentice and it gave the names of the various contestants
and obviously that's quite a distinctive name.
I don't recall it being one of those.
I'm afraid as far as Britain's Got Talent is concerned,
I haven't got the faintest.
And obviously there are a lot of people...
involved in that. I've...
..got a faint idea from somewhere that there was somebody with...
..an African background, shall we say?
I may be completely off beam here.
Who was involved in the Great British Bake Off
and may have had...
..a distinctive name like that.
It's all I've got to go on.
Lisa just blew you a kiss. Lisa?
Yes, Selasi got a long way into the Great British Bake Off.
-He was my favourite.
-Well done, Kevin.
-You've got to get this one right.
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,"
is a famous line from which film?
Could you repeat it, please?
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,"
is a famous line from which film?
I'm inclined to say it's not The Wizard Of Oz.
I'm going with my gut here. I'm going to say Casablanca.
Now, I think your team-mates may know.
Stef and Dan, do you know this?
-We think it's...
-The Wizard Of Oz.
It's Wizard Of Oz.
-Oh, my God!
-It's the last scene.
Remind us, you've seen it recently, maybe?
That last scene, is it?
It's with the wizard, isn't it?
-Well, he's not.
-You find out he's not actually that,
-you know, big and...
-He's not up to much.
The Wizard Of Oz is the answer, Jonathan.
So Kevin has knocked you out.
Kevin, you'll be in the final round.
But it's early days. Come on, Challengers, you can do this.
Do return to us, we'll play Round Two.
As it stands, the Para-Rangers have lost a brain from the final round.
The Eggheads are still all sitting there.
Your next subject is History.
Who would like this?
Didn't one of our team members say history?
I thought someone mentioned history earlier.
I'm the scapegoat, yes.
There is no scapegoat.
-No-one wants history?
-Right, it's mine, there we go.
-Go on. Are you sure?
Yeah, I know naff all. But...let's go for it.
Our cyclist against which Egghead?
Who looks a little bit unsighted on world events?
-Who is not making eye contact?
-That's a very good way.
-Steve it is.
-Unless he's doing some reverse psychology.
OK, Megan from the Para-Rangers against Steve from the Eggheads,
on History. Is that OK with you, Megan?
-I guess it has to be.
-It has to be, yeah.
I'm taking one for the team here.
Please take your positions now.
Well, Megan, firstly, congratulations on Rio.
-The first gold, I think, at the Paralympic Games for us?
Yeah, it was. It came as a bit of a shock, really.
I didn't have a clue where I was going to place and I came first.
-What can I say?
-And remind us of the event?
The event was the 3km pursuit in track.
So basically, I go round in a circle, I chase the person
in front of me, they're back... behind, and I go past them.
And that's exactly how I did it.
And we've noted your T-shirt - OCD, Obsessive Cycling Disorder.
-It's become your addiction and your life?
Oh, very much so. Yeah, it's the biggest part of my life.
And I know your life changed when you were 27,
and in the most unexpected way.
Yeah, when I was 27, so January 2013, I actually walked into A&E.
I was diagnosed, eventually, after going through all the processes,
of having a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage.
So basically, a stroke.
I had a bleed on the brain
and the only option was to operate.
So they did that and it left me
with right-side weakness and a variety of
neurological and physical difficulties.
And I use cycling as my focus...
and look where I am now. I've made what was a negative situation
-into probably the most positive one in my life.
And I know you also, always, when you compete,
you talk about other people
who've had their lives changed by a stroke,
and they may not be elderly.
Yeah. No. So every ride I do, any main events,
I dedicate every race to someone and their family,
because it's not just the survivor, whether it be stroke or cancer,
it's also the family around them - the carers, the support network.
They all suffer in their own way.
Just by doing that, it puts a bit of pressure on me.
Not only do I inspire people, they inspire me,
and it makes me want to win even more.
And that's where I get my drive and determination and focus from.
And am I remembering this right,
in Rio, for you, the focus was a ten-year-old boy?
Yes, Alasdair Rowan.
I'm actually going to see him at some point this year.
I sent him down some goodies for Christmas, and his brother.
But, yeah, he's planning on smashing me at badminton.
We'll see what happens.
I'm probably going to land on my face, to be fair.
Well, I bet he's watching now.
-Good luck, Megan.
Here we go then. From the Para-Rangers,
it's Megan, against Steve from the Eggheads.
And would you like to go first or second on this round, Megan?
Oh, I'll go first. Let's get it out the park.
OK, here we go. History, Megan, and your first question.
The Norman Conquest of Britain,
led by William the Conqueror, took place in which year?
Well, I'm sure my partner at home is probably kicking me straightaway
cos I have no idea.
Numbers just don't stick out at me.
Other than 1066, the Battle of Hastings.
So I'm just going to kind of go with that,
but I have a feeling it's probably not.
Let's check with Steve. Steve?
Yeah, it's good. That's right.
And Megan is absolutely right - Battle of Hastings, 1066?
-And that was the whole start of it, right?
Yeah. That's right, yeah.
OK, Megan, you're bang-on, well done.
1066...and all that.
There's book, isn't there, with that title?
OK, Steve. Which of these historical empires was established first?
Yeah, I think that must be the Roman Empire, Jeremy.
What about the Mongols?
-You weren't tempted by that?
-No, that's much later.
How much later?
Probably about the 12th century, something like that. 13th.
And then the British Empire obviously got bigger.
well, probably from the time of Elizabeth I onwards, really.
The Roman Empire is quite right.
Well done. Megan, 1-1, back to you.
In Anglo-Saxon culture, what were barrows?
I just think wheelbarrow.
Where does that fit in? I'm going to go into weapons.
I like the idea of it just being weaponry, to be fair.
OK, weapons is your answer.
It's actually funeral mounds.
I guess in a funny way they probably look like
But Eggheads, what is the derivation of that word?
Well, they were mounds,
because they were mounds of earth that were formed,
but there were different types.
There were round barrows, long barrows.
Does the word "barrow" lead us to "mound" in any way?
No, not as such. It's kind of back derivation.
They came to be known as barrows
much later when the early archaeologists
discovered them. They thought, in fact,
it was a sort of fancied resemblance to something like
an upside-down wheelbarrow that made people first use the word, I think.
-So the term stuck,
even though other types were later discovered.
OK. Steve, your question, to take the lead.
In which year did the Cuban Missile Crisis take place?
It was famously Kennedy v Khrushchev. It's 1962, Jeremy.
1962 is correct. So he's taken the lead.
We're in slightly the same spot we were in the last round, Megan.
-Bring it on.
-Come on, Megan.
Come on them. Your team are really backing you.
Here we go. Take your time.
The philosopher Aristotle was the tutor of which historical ruler?
They all just sound amazing. What can I say?
Alexander the Great.
-Alexander the Great...
is the correct answer!
I knew it, see!
2-2. Let's remember this moment.
You've drawn level with Steve.
Steve can go wrong here.
Let's see what happens. History we're on.
You can get in the final with this, Steve.
Which of these battles took place in 1862 and has been described
as the bloodiest day in American history?
Yeah, I think...
Kevin will know this. First Battle of Bull Run, alternative name,
but it's Antietam.
Antietam, let's see, with Kevin. Kevin, is that the right answer?
Antietam is the right answer, yes.
It's not the same thing as First Bull Run,
which was the year before,
but there was a second battle at Bull Run which was very close
to Antietam, it was within a couple of weeks.
But Antietam, also known as Sharpsburg,
was the bloodiest single day in American military history.
The answer is Antietam.
So we say well done, Steve, you got three out of three.
Sorry, Megan, beaten by our Egghead.
But two out of three right answers - really good.
-Please return to us and we'll play round three.
Right, the Para-Rangers have lost two brains from the final round.
The Eggheads are still sitting there,
now's probably the moment to turn it on.
The next subject is Sport.
-I think that's good, isn't it?
-Again on the end.
And who would you like to take on?
It obviously can't be Kevin or Steve.
I'd like to face Judith, please.
Very good. So, Dan from the Para-Rangers,
-I bet you're pleased about that.
-She's going to ruin you, mate!
Please take your positions.
Well, your sport is discus, Dan.
Yeah, it's very aptly named, isn't it?
What brought you to that in the first place?
It was at high school. My PE teacher was a hammer thrower
and he saw that I could throw it much further than the other kids.
So, really, he told me to go to a local athletics club
and it all started from there.
It's a bit like golf, some days you can have really good days
and other days, you know, it's really frustrating
and it's quite challenging.
-I just loved it.
-I always think it's the absolute perfect combination
of strength and skill.
Yeah, you have to almost be ballerina-like.
You have to really get across the circle, be on your toes,
but then also apply the power when it's needed,
otherwise it could go straight in the ground or it could fly.
Obviously, we all want it to fly.
And what's been your proudest sporting moment, do you think?
I think Paralympic gold in Athens 2004 is right up there.
But also my silver in London.
It's close to my heart, because it was in front of
all my friends and family. So that'll be a lasting memory.
That moment in London was almost the best Paralympic moment
-we've ever seen, wasn't it?
It was fantastic.
I competed on Thriller Thursday, 85,000 people going bonkers.
To be honest, as a sportsman and a bit of a sports fan,
I got to see David Weir, Hannah, Jonnie -
all from the middle of the arena -
compete and win. I had the best seat in the house.
The fact that it sold every seat,
the whole country got behind it, didn't they? It was great.
Yeah, the public really just fell in love with Paralympics,
and hopefully still do.
We've got the London World Championships in July
and hopefully we can get bums on seats
and everyone can come and support the GB athletes in July in London.
Brilliant stuff. So, we're going on to Sport now, Dan,
which I know is a mixed blessing.
In a way, on paper, it's your strongest subject,
but sometimes that brings stress with it.
We had an interesting incident the other day with Iwan Thomas
the sprinter, Judith, didn't we?
-Yes, we did.
-Just remind us what happened.
Well, he'd been on Celebrity Eggheads before, once before,
and had chosen me for sport, and by sheer fluke I beat him.
Anyway, he came again, and he wanted...
He's been thinking about it ever since, and wanted his revenge.
-And what happened?
-And, I'm afraid, he lost again!
Only, the worst thing was that I guessed all my answers!
Judith's got a bit of record,
cos she's done a rocket scientist on science, you won that,
Edwina Currie you beat on politics,
and you beat somebody I think we can describe as a geographer
on geography. I thought the other day
when we had the chefs in, you were going
to do a chef on food and drink, but it didn't happen.
I know, I wish I had.
Collect the whole bouquet, as it were.
All right, well good luck here, Dan, against the great Judith,
who can be formidable. Dan, would you like to go first or second?
I'll go first, please.
Here we go. John Terry has played over 700 matches
for which London football club?
Well, being a big football fan, I definitely know this.
It's not Arsenal or Spurs, and that'll be Chelsea.
Chelsea is the right answer.
-Come on, Dan!
-Judith, this is your question.
Which of these sports was invented first?
Oh, well, I know that golf is very, very old.
I think it was invented in Scotland.
So I imagine it's golf.
And you imagine right, it is golf.
OK, Dan, this is your question.
Which of these sportsmen retired from competition
after breaking his neck in two places in 2000,
before reversing his decision two years later?
I don't know whether it's Lennox Lewis,
I think he might have retired beforehand.
And the only reason I could think of Nick Skelton is probably
a jumping accident.
Martin Johnson I think retired after the...
Oh, actually, no. It's Martin Johnson.
I think he did retire,
but then came back for the World Cup in 2002, that's my instinct.
And your answer is?
-OK, let's see if your team-mates know here.
Is it Martin?
-I thought Nick Skelton.
-We guessed Nick Skelton.
Yeah. You kind of referred to it in a way, it was...
I think it was a horse-related accident, wasn't it?
So it was Nick Skelton, who then competed in Rio.
-Yes. And won gold.
-And won gold, exactly.
Nick Skelton is the answer, Dan.
Judith, your question.
How many individual goalposts are on the field
in a game of Australian rules football?
Well, there's bound to be two lots of goals, aren't there?
So, if it was two it'd be a pole at each end, which doesn't seem likely.
Eight would be the same as ordinary football, wouldn't it?
What would 12 look like?
It would be six at each end.
Well, why should Australian football be so different?
I'm going to say eight.
I don't know how you got to that answer...
-Four at each end.
-Can anybody help us here?
Who's got the sight on this?
At each end, they've got two very tall central posts,
and if you kick the ball through there you get a certain score.
And they have on the other side, on the outside,
two smaller ones,
and if you go through there you get a behind, which is a lower score.
So there are different ways you can score.
But there are four posts at each end.
I've got that, but now I'm visualising two tall posts,
-Oh, so it's only two shorter ones?
-At each end.
-So that's four at each end, OK.
Four vertical posts.
Four vertical posts - two tall, two short.
It's simple as that, Judith, Pat's explained it.
Four vertical posts - two tall, two short - at each end.
-That makes eight.
-It makes eight, you've just nailed it.
I don't know what you were visualising,
I want to see inside your mind.
Eight is the right answer.
Oh! That's infuriating, isn't it Dan?
-There's a certain - all respect to my friend here -
a certain sporting deficit, you've just got to exploit it.
Get this right to stay in.
Before Adam Peaty in 2016, Dan,
who was the last British man to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming?
I can remember Duncan Goodhew
winning a few medals in swimming, as I was a keen swimmer
when I was younger. I don't know too much about David Wilkie,
but I know that Adrian Moorhouse
I think won a medal at a major championships,
and is probably the strongest standout name
at an Olympic Games before Adam Peaty.
So my answer is Adrian Moorhouse.
Great quizzing, you're right.
Adrian Moorhouse is correct.
So, level, but Judith has this question in hand.
Which British competitor won medals in both athletics and in cycling
at the 2016 Paralympic Games?
Both athletics and cycling.
I think it's Kadeena Cox.
Let's check with our Challengers here.
"Sadly, yes," it is Kadeena Cox, you got three out of three.
She is very good at that, Dan.
She just... Tiny little inkling...
I know, isn't she? Yeah.
Just that second question.
I was just thinking, I think you knew Nick Skelton as well.
Dan, sorry, beaten by our Egghead. Judith will be in the final.
So come back to us, we've got one more round to play.
Judith, I know we got into a bit of a tangle there.
After the game today, we'll do a bit of a sketch.
-A drawing of it? Yes.
-Maybe Pat can do it for us,
and we can all see exactly how these posts work.
I'll look it up online, the rules and everything.
Yes, and then just have an idea of the posts.
-You can have a look at them. OK. As it stands,
the Para-Rangers have lost three brains from the final round.
The Eggheads, rather annoyingly, haven't lost one yet.
The next subject is Geography.
PARA-RANGERS GROAN AND LAUGH
So it's going to be Danny or Stef.
Right, I think...
Shall we let them choose?
-You want us to choose?
-Who's better at general knowledge?
Who's the most travelled out of you?
That doesn't work with geography, does it?
No, but you'd have visited places and you might pick up things.
-I'm happy to go if you don't want to do it.
-Let's let the team choose.
-You can choose.
One of us has got to do the general knowledge at the end, so...
As in the one who goes last is going to have to face...
I know, all five, it's really scary!
-Rock, paper, scissors?
Go for it. One, two, three.
-Stone blunts scissors!
-So I'm going, right?
-Stef, you're going.
-Good luck, Stef.
-Brilliant. Choose an Egghead.
You can have either Pat or Lisa.
Pat looks so happy and eager!
Pat looks quite nice.
Yeah, I feel like hanging out with Pat in the booth.
-I'm going to go with Pat.
Stef from the Para-Rangers taking on Pat from the Eggheads.
Our last round here.
To ensure there is no conferring, please go to the Question Room.
Stef, I thought you were probably the natural choice for Geography,
cos you've lived all over, haven't you?
See, now you're setting me up!
I have. So, the short version is I was born in New Zealand
to British parents, who emigrated to Canada.
I then married a Canadian who was living in Dallas, Texas
and then moved back to the UK in 2010.
And you came back to the UK to compete and live and all of that?
Yes, yeah. And so I was living and training in London
ahead of London 2012.
And you were always very sporty, weren't you?
It was just a matter of working out exactly which one to go for.
It was. I played all sorts of sports,
but absolutely fell in love with rugby when I was 12.
That was actually my original dream, I wanted to play internationally,
and then I was in a boating accident,
when I lost part of my right leg.
That was... I couldn't play rugby any more,
but I had always been quite fast, and so someone said,
"Why don't you go and see how fast you still are?"
And it's worked out brilliantly.
I know that you won long jump silver at London 2012, you were at Rio,
you're the reigning European long jump champion,
five-time world record holder. My goodness me!
Yeah, it's funny, you know,
at that moment you think that you've lost your dream,
and then actually it comes back to you
in the most unexpected way possible.
Well, that's one of the reasons, I'm guessing,
why you speak motivationally as well.
Yeah, I think it's...
The reality is, life is hard.
You know, it's hard for everyone, and sometimes we just need reminding
that, you know, it's good to be forced to grow,
and to learn new things about yourself.
Even though it's hard,
it's that idea of overcoming and becoming a better version of you.
I know you also work as a fashion model,
and have been nicknamed "the Blade Stunner".
Yeah, so about...
In 2015 I was asked if I wanted to walk the London Fashion Week runway,
which was hugely nerve-racking.
But that's part of the great thing about being in sport,
you get asked to do all sorts of things
that you never would have thought possible.
And I just have a policy of saying "yes" to everything at least once!
-Well, we are so glad you did,
and it's inspiring listening to you.
So, you're up against Pat, and it's Geography.
I'm hoping we get a bit of New Zealand or Canada
-or one of your many...
-..your many countries.
Would you like to go first or second against Pat, Stef?
I think I would like to go first.
Stef, here we go. Geography, your first question.
What is the approximate population of China?
Erm, I think...
14 and 140 million are just way too small.
I know in India it's at least a billion,
and China's bigger than India. Based on the results from the Paralympics
and how well China always does and tops the table,
I'm going to go with 1.4 billion.
1.4 billion is quite right.
Eggheads, is that the most populous country in the world, 1.4 billion?
It's reckoned that India will overtake it
-by the middle of the 21st century.
It's not so far off, really, in those large terms.
OK, Pat, your question. Which of these rivers is the longest?
Well, the Nile is the longest of all rivers, so it's the Nile.
The Nile is the longest of all, quite right.
They just know these facts.
The Nile is the longest of all.
I try and remember, Stef, and he says it,
and next week I'll have forgotten.
OK, your question. What is the capital of Sicily?
Erm...I've not been there.
I feel like Naples is a city in Italy.
I think I'm going to go with...
-Cagliari is not it.
-It's Palermo. Just trying to work this out, Pat.
Is Cagliari in the Italian mainland?
It's on the Italian island of Sardinia.
And so there's two islands, Sicily and Sardinia?
-Two big islands.
Sardinia in the north and Sicily just off the toe of Italy.
So we've got Cagliari is the capital of one,
and Palermo is the capital of the other?
And Naples is on the mainland.
That's right, OK.
Sorry, Stef, that's a bit of a stinker there.
Palermo is the answer.
OK, we go back to you, Pat.
The Vaal is a major river in which country?
It's spelt V-A-A-L.
Well, that's quite a German/Dutch sounding name,
and it leads to the area of South Africa called the Transvaal,
which is that area beyond the River Vaal.
It's in South Africa.
South Africa is correct.
He's taken the lead.
Got to get this one right to stay in,
or Danny's going to be lonely in the final round!
Come on, Stef, we're rooting for you here.
Which geographical feature in Africa has a local name meaning
"the smoke that thunders"?
I mean, I've not really heard that, but, I mean,
"the smoke that thunders"...
I mean, I associate smoke with some sort of volcano,
some sort of mountain...
But then Victoria Falls, maybe as it comes down, it's the mist.
Obviously, no, people climb Mount Kilimanjaro,
it can't be some sort of active volcano.
I think I'm going to have to go with...
And then I'm torn, the Sahara Desert, what if there's a sandstorm?
That can kind of look like smoke.
I think I'm going to go with Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls is the correct answer.
SHE EXHALES Well done!
I think, I'm guessing, but I reckon your reasoning is 100% right.
Pat, your question. You can take the round with this,
although we're secretly hoping you don't.
What is the official title of the country of San Marino?
I... It's one of the oldest republics...
in Europe, which suggests the rightmost answer.
I don't think it's got either a prince or a duke.
I think it dates back to around
the turn of the millennium as a republic,
so the Most Serene Republic of San Marino
looks like the best option there.
The Most Serene Republic of San Marino.
Eggheads, is he right?
-You're right, Pat.
Three out of three.
It means you've been beaten by our Egghead and have been knocked out,
and it's going to be a lonely time in the final for Danny.
But he can still do it, there's no question about that!
Please return to your teams and we'll see what happens.
So, this is what we have been playing towards,
it is time for our final round, as always it's general knowledge.
But I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads won't be allowed
to take part in this round.
So, Megan, Jonathan, Stef and Dan from the Para-Rangers, I'm so sorry,
you've got to leave the studio.
Well, Danny, I know it wasn't supposed to be like this.
I feel a little bit alone!
You're used to adversity.
You were a sports person, you had your accident, and you still are,
and in fact a very, very successful one.
Yeah, I mean, sport's always been my life.
I've always played it, I played rugby when I was younger,
ran when I was younger, played rugby after my accident.
I still sort of try to play rugby now, just a lot slower.
I've seen film of you...
Cos a lot of people who play rugby would say,
"How can you play rugby with one arm?"
But I've actually seen film of you scoring a try.
Yeah, that happens a lot less nowadays, the scoring side to it.
I've got two children that play rugby as well,
and I'm very proud that they're rugby players,
and they tend to score more a week than I get in a season,
but I'm just trying to keep in as long as I can.
I know you won 800 metres gold at Athens.
Was that your proudest moment?
Probably, yeah. I mean, there's been a few.
That was because it was the culmination
of all the years in the sport.
I've been in international athletics since '98,
and I won my first Paralympic gold in 2004,
I got the bronze four years before that in Sydney.
But probably the proudest was when I was the flag bearer in 2008,
cos to be nominated by your team and to lead your team out
in the opening ceremony is probably
the greatest honour you can ever have
bestowed upon you, and that was probably my proudest moment.
I saw that, and I saw how emotional you were during it.
I saw as you walked with it,
you just looked very, very, well, tearful, I guess.
It is, I mean, to walk out with the Union Jack,
and I'd had a really turbulent year with injury,
and I'd only kind of just made it onto the team.
And then, sadly, off the back of that, the very next day,
less than 24 hours after that huge high, I tore my calf muscle,
and that was my Beijing Games over.
But having that honour was huge.
We'll have people watching who've had some kind of reverse in life,
and yours, you know, you lost your arm in a road crash.
So, what's your key piece of advice?
Cos some people just don't recover from those kinds of things.
I've always had this belief that things happen for reasons.
It's not a spiritual belief, it's just things happen for reasons.
You make something out of it, and that's what I did.
The way I always got through it was I always set myself
that next little goal, that next little stepping stone.
Rugby was always my life, and although it sounds a bit Hollywood,
it's the truth, I promise you.
I was laying in a ditch, minus... Well, I was holding my arm.
The lady that came to my aid, who just heard the accident,
I had a conversation with her about my rugby career being over.
For me, rugby was everything.
So that was the first thing for me, was to get back on the pitch,
and I did that within six months.
And then the athletics finally came along.
It's always been the next thing to aim for,
and that's kind of what I've always done,
I've always aimed for the next thing.
Brilliant. Well, here we are with the very next thing.
Oh, this was the next thing on my list, yeah!
Good luck. You can do it, we've seen them, all five against one player,
and then the single player takes them down.
It's happened. You're now playing to win the Para-Rangers £8,000.
Lisa, Steve, Pat, Kevin, Judith,
you're playing for something that money can't buy,
which is the Eggheads' reputation.
As usual, I'll ask each team three questions in turn.
This time they're all general knowledge.
You may confer. Sorry, that doesn't help you, Danny.
The question is - can your one brain defeat these five?
I'm sure it's possible.
Would you like to go first or second?
Do you know what? Going first hasn't gone well for my team today,
so, I'm probably going to kick myself,
but I'm going to say go second.
OK. So, Eggheads have the first question, and here we go.
Which of these words is a name for a confused fight or scuffle?
Sassafras is an American drink, isn't it?
Sounds good to me, kids.
That's a melee, Jeremy.
Melee is right. OK, Danny, your question.
What is the name of the self-made millionaire
who adopts the title character in the stage musical Annie?
Funnily enough, Annie is not a stage show I'd probably have watched.
I'm going to take a massive guess and say Charles Foster Kane.
Now, Charles Foster Kane I think might have been Citizen Kane.
-Is that right, Eggheads?
-Who's Montgomery Burns?
-From The Simpsons.
From The Simpsons, I should know that.
The answer is Daddy Warbucks.
Not one you've shown your kids yet?
-Not yet, no. I'm going to!
-I haven't either.
Eggheads, to go two ahead,
what was the nickname of the French singer Edith Piaf?
-Yeah, Little Sparrow.
She was the Little Sparrow.
As we indeed call you, Lisa,
with your singing skills.
Not-So-Little Sparrow, yeah.
The Little Sparrow is right.
Now, they've gone two ahead a bit too quickly for our comfort here.
Danny, just get this one right to stay in.
The Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland are the setting
for a climactic battle featuring which fictional character?
The Reichenbach Falls, I can spell that if you like, in Switzerland,
is the setting for a climactic battle
featuring which fictional character?
I think it's either Holmes or Bond and there was...
It was quite a recent one, wasn't it,
when he let someone go over the edge?
..I'm going to go Sherlock Holmes.
This is a famous battle with...
Is it Moriarty?
-Sherlock Holmes is right.
Nicely done, Danny,
cos it would have been easy to go for Tarzan there.
Right, Eggheads, you can take it with this answer.
I really hope you don't.
Oops, I blurted out my own feelings!
Here's your question.
Which of these is a common translation
of the German word "Tannenbaum".
It's Christmas tree, isn't it?
"O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, how lovely are your branches."
It's not really working for reindeer or Father Christmas, is it?
"Baum" is the German word for "tree", it's a Christmas tree.
What do you think?
I think their smiles as soon as you said the word
-gave it away.
-Yeah, that's right.
It's when they start to know the answer before I've said the options,
that's the thing that gets me every time!
If you've got this right, the contest is over.
The correct answer is Christmas tree.
We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.
I think the Annie one was tricky at the start.
-I'm not an Annie man.
-I think one or two
of the other celeb teams have been down to a single person.
It's very hard when you can't confer.
But Danny, thank you so much.
-I hope you enjoyed it.
-It was wonderful, yeah.
It's lovely to stand up against you guys...
-on my own!
-With the firepower here,
sometimes when they get something they can't get,
and they're truffling around, is fascinating to watch.
Thank you for playing, Para-Rangers.
-Lovely to see you!
Cheers for your help, guys!
the Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them, most of the time.
This winning streak against the celebrities continues.
So the Challengers don't go home
with the £8,000 for their charities.
We'll roll that over, shall we, to our next celebrity show?
Are you going to get to the very end of the celeb shows without losing?
I wonder. Join us next time
to see if a new team of celebrity Challengers
have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.
There'll be £9,000 to play for. We're nearly in five figures!
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 Paralympic athletes featuring Megan Giglia, Danny Crates, Stef Reid, Dan Greaves and Jonathan Broom-Edwards triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity?