Game show addict James Robinson is to appear on TV again.
James, 26, of Mirfield, can’t get enough of quiz shows and will appear on the re-launched Channel 4 series Fifteen to One.
Admin assistant James, who works at Marshalls Mono in Southowram, is a big Town fan and appeared on Mastermind in December with Town as his specialist subject.
James, who has appeared on Countdown twice and also Pointless and Breakaway, will be back on the box on April 23.
He can’t say how well he did but said: “I was quite happy with my performance!”
James first appeared on Channel 4’s Countdown aged 14 with legendary host Richard Whiteley.
He is now part of an on-line quiz community who regularly meet up to play Countdown competitions.
While Countdown is his favourite game show, James wants to test himself on as many shows as possible.
“When I heard that Fifteen to One was coming back I applied and auditioned but didn’t hear back for ages,” he said.
“Eventually I got the call and had to go to London four days later. I actually recorded the show on my birthday in February.
“They made me two cakes – one was eaten in the green room by the other contestants and I ate half the second one on the train back home to Mirfield.
“The entire crew also sang ‘happy birthday’ to me.”
Fifteen to One where 15 competitors go head to head was originally presented by William G. Stewart and was broadcast just before Countdown.
The show was axed in 2003 but a new series, hosted by comedienne Sandi Toksvig, was commissioned after a successful celebrity special last September. The winner receives a £40,000 prize.
“I was too young to enter last time but I loved watching it,” said James. “Fifteen to One was on at 4pm and Countdown was on at 4.30pm.
“I love game shows and it’s quite addictive. Even watching them on TV I always want to test myself.”
James’ next target is to get on ITV’s The Chase and the BBC’s National Lottery quiz Who Dares Wins.
Last week James captained the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association team to victory in a four-team contest at Town’s Canalside base.
The Town directors’ team featured chief executive Nigel Clibbens while the Town staff team included Andy Booth.
“We won by 40 points,” said James. “Apparently it’s the first time in 10 years the supporters’ association has won one of these competitions.”
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