Geddington team lose out in TV quiz show appearance

The Geddington team on set with the formidable Eggheads side.
The Geddington team on set with the formidable Eggheads side.

Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade’s TV quiz show appearance ended in defeat after being aired on BBC2 yesterday evening (Tuesday).

The team of five took it to the wire against the formidable Eggheads team, but lost out on the chance to win £9,000 in the final round.

But despite the loss brigade major Jerry Lee said the team had a fantastic experience, with member Ken Barber beating Egghead CJ de Mooi in the geography round.

He said: “The weekend was so enjoyable as we went to Glasgow for filming, which was all expenses paid.

“Some of us went to watch football, some went to museums, and we all had a fantastic time.

“We had to get to the set really early on the Sunday morning and we were all a bit nervous, but we were introduced to the Eggheads and they were all pleasant.

“Ken did really well to win his round but the final was just a stretch too far.

“We all agreed that even if there were five of us in the final round we’d have lost as there was one question where none of us had a clue.”

The registered charity was formed in 1977 during the national firemen’s strike and has now expanded to have a membership of 80 men.

They support the local community with street sweeping, litter picking and odd jobs such as painting the village hall.

Jerry added: “We aren’t actual firemen but we try our best to help out the community and other charities.

“We now turn our attention to our annual dinner for the elderly village residents next month, and then the Boxing Day Squirt which is always great fun.”